5 Books You Should Read During Quarantine
The quarantine does not look like it’ll slow down anytime soon, and so it looks like we’re going to need stuff to keep us occupied and sane. So in that spirit, here are 5 amazing and topical books to check out, enjoy!
Something Topical? - The Martian by Andy Weir
Sometimes just staying alive is an act of heroism. The basis for the 2015 movie, this book follows a near future story of an astronaut stranded on Mars who must use all of his wits and a little luck to survive. A scientist’s struggle against time and nature, the themes of isolation and bravery will ring true with audiences in these times.
A Fantasy Escape? - The Good Luck Girls by Charlotte Nicole Davis
Western meets fantasy adventure, in Davis’s debut novel we follow five girls escaped from a brothel as they search for justice, freedom, and escape from horrifying pursuers. Fans of Westworld and Margaret Atwood will love to be swept away by this well imagined fantasy world and engaging characters.
Environmental Must Read - Cradle to Cradle by Michael Braungart and William McDonough
An incredibly influential environmental book from 2002, this book lays out the idea of a circular economy, which revolutionizes recycling and has given birth to the modern upcycling movement. An important book for anyone looking to understand the modern direction of the environmental movement and wanting a vision of a better future.
A Timely Classic - Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
A little too perfect for the era, this masterpiece by Márquez lulls you with romantic language that might make you miss the sicknesses hiding in plain sight. Following a love triangle set in a fictional town based off of turn of the 20th century Columbia, beware of falling into Márquez's "trap."
Need Something to Do? - Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson
One of the founders of the zero waste movement, Bea Johnson gives plenty of tips and tricks for reducing or eliminating your home waste and leaving no trace in everyday life. Perfect reading for someone looking to reshape their habits while stuck at home.
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