Happy Friday the 13th! It feels appropriate, doesn’t it? As the world loses its mind and everyone struggles to determine the appropriate level of self-quarantine, I am here to remind you you’re better safe than sorry. Even if the measures you take seem ridiculous, please err on the side of caution anyway. You might be healthy and unlikely to get ill, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t capable of carrying the virus from one place to another and infecting someone more vulnerable.
And on that note, I’m moving on to the fun stuff. Namely, links to lots of great book recs so you can fill your spare time with brilliant reads. I’m also curious to hear what you’re all reading and loving these days. So, share your own recs in the comments! The more the merrier.
Stay safe, stay healthy, and have a wonderful weekend filled with reading and writing.
This Week’s Links:
#24in48: The Social Distancing Edition. – The ladies behind my favorite readathon have drummed up a low-key version for the weekend of March 21st/22nd. Go check it out and sign up for some serious reading time and wonderful online chat about your reads.
11 New Books We Recommend This Week. – A roundup of some new releases from the New York Times.
24 New Books We Couldn’t Put Down. – More new reads, courtesy of BuzzFeed.
National Book Critic’s Circle Awards. – This year’s winners have been announced, and there’s some great titles here to add to your TBR stack.
12 Books about Pandemics. – Personally, this isn’t my preferred reading at the moment, but I know there are folks out there who are gobbling up everything in this vein, so these recs are for you.
14 of the Best Fantasy Heist Novels. – Great list of books in this sub-genre, including a few of my favorites.
What to Read When You Feel too Much. – An assortment of books to offer a quieter place when life and the world have your emotions spilling over.