Julia's Covid reading list

By Julia

During a time of stress there are many ways to escape. One is to read "feel-good" books that leave you all warm and fuzzy inside. Or at least lighter for a bit. Another is to read books that have similar storylines to the current source of stress, i.e. Station Eleven by Emilt St. John Mandel. Here is a list of both warm fuzzy escapism or end-of-the-world educational reads, and some bridge the gap (a few I personally read during the quarantine). The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper is my favorite children's book that I always enjoy reading, My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh is all sorts of messed up, but also can be viewed as an ode to isolation in a way. That may be pushing it, but however you perceive it, you will be in love with the beauty of it.

This list starts with the warm and fuzzies and transitions into the dark and survival training.

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The House in the Cerulean Sea Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250217288
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Published: Tor Books - March 17th, 2020

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The Extraordinaries Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250203656
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Published: Tor Teen - July 14th, 2020

The Book of Delights: Essays Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9781616207922
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Published: Algonquin Books - February 12th, 2019

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The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: A Novel Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616204518
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Published: Algonquin Books - December 2nd, 2014

Sourdough: or, Lois and Her Adventures in the Underground Market: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250192752
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Published: Picador - September 18th, 2018

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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

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Dark Is Rising (The Dark Is Rising Sequence #2) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689829833
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - October 1st, 1999

My Year of Rest and Relaxation: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780525522133
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Published: Penguin Books - June 25th, 2019

Each of Us a Desert Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781250169211
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Published: Tor Teen - September 15th, 2020

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Memory of Water: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062326157
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Published: Harper Voyager - June 10th, 2014

The Book of Strange New Things: A Novel Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553418866
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Published: Hogarth - June 30th, 2015

Annihilation: A Novel (The Southern Reach Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374104092
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Published: FSG Originals - February 4th, 2014

Future Home of the Living God: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062694065
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 13th, 2018

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Hollow Kingdom Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538745830
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - July 7th, 2020

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780142001431
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Published: Penguin Books - April 30th, 2002