Great Escapes: reading in the time of Coronavirus

May 8, 2020

Reading for enjoyment can be difficult when you're feeling anxious.  In this episode, Kelsey and Jenn discuss their go-to 'comfort' reads.  They also share ideas for reading when you're feeling anxious and favorite literary escapes for your #stayathome. 

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Books featured in this episode:

The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha

Everything is F*cked: a book about hope by Mark Manson

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory

No Judgments by Meg Cabot

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Books/series with a strong sense of place:

Lord of the Rings series, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin

​Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

The Martian by Andy Weir

Dune series by Frank Herbert

Southern Reach trilogy ​(Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance) by Jeff Vandermeer

​Borne series (Borne and Dead Astronauts) by Jeff Vandermeer

Joe Leaphorn & Jim Chee mysteries by Tony Hillerman

Thomas Lynley novels by Elizabeth George

Guido Brunetti mysteries by Donna Leon

Dave Robicheaux novels by James Lee Burke

Aaron Falk novels by Jane Harper

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith

Fiona Davis (The DollhouseThe Address ​and The Masterpiece)

Beatriz Williams (​The Golden Hour and The Summer Wives)

Taylor Jenkins Reid (Daisy Jones and the Six)

Amor Towles (A Gentleman in MoscowRules of Civility)