10 New Books to Read While You’re Stuck at Home Because of Coronavirus

I hope this finds you healthy and safe. I suspect this may find you cooped up and bored! These are tough times for us all.

I’ve been contemplating the question on everyone’s mind right now, “How can I help others without leaving home?The answer came to me after two separate texts from friends looking for book recommendations.

I can’t give much right now, but I can definitely give reading recommendations!

I’m going with all new books because it’s more likely you haven’t read them yet. And they’re all fiction because, we all could use some escape from reality right about now.

So here are ten titles that will help you kill boredom and distract your mind for all the scary thoughts floating around in there.

10 New Books to Read While You’re Stuck at Home Thanks to Coronavirus


1. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle
A sprawling tale of love and friendship, full of joy and heartbreak.

2. Followers by Megan Angelo
A fascinating, sometimes terrifying exploration of what our future of social media and constant exposure to technology may look like.

3. Heart of Junk by Luke Geddes
A humorous yet suspenseful story of a group of quirky sellers at an indoor antiques mall.

4. Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman
A funny, moving, and honest look at “middle-aged limbo.”If you have ever struggled with anxiety, or loved someone who has, this story will resonate with you big time.

5. A Beginner’s Guide to Free Fall by Andy Abramowitz
A beautifully written family drama, packed with humor, about making the best of what life throws at us.

6. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
An intense thriller, telling the story of a teenaged girl in a relationship with her manipulative teacher.

7. Long Bright River by Liz Moore
A suspenseful mystery that is also that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the ties between between family and place.

8. Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin
Another intense thriller, following two people whose lives were permanently affected by the same tragedy.

9. Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams
A brilliant romance novel about a group of men who read romance novels to improve their relationships.

10. The Holdout by Graham Moore
A twisty legal mystery about jurors who are reunited years later for a docu-series.


I’d love to hear about what you’re reading while you’re social distancing. If you read any of my suggestions above, I’d definitely like to hear your thoughts.

Stay safe, we’ll get through this.



  1. Bev

    March 16, 2020 at 5:38 pm

    Haven’t read any of these yet but several on my TBR list. Great list!

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