10 Great Books From 2019

Stuck at home and looking for an escape from the news? I can’t offer medical advice or easy pantry recipes or tips on homeschooling, but I *can* give book recommendations. I’ll post some lists each week with reading ideas to get you through quarantine.

Here are ten books I loved last year. Because they aren’t that new, they might be available from your library’s digital collection, or by curbside pickup from your local indie.

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Our Souls At Night by Kent Haruf

There There by Tommy Orange

The Only Plane In The Sky by Garrett Graff – WARNING: not escapist!

Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Forever Is The Worst Long Time by Camille Pagan

Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Inheritance by Dani Shapiro

I hope that you find reading a solace in these challenging times.