My Self-Isolation To-Be-Read List

My Self-Isolation To-Be-Read List

My Self-Isolation To-Be-Read List

I’ve recently asked people to share their self-isolation to-be-read lists on Twitter. Today I thought I would break mine down a little.

Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier

love Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, and I’ve been meaning to read more of her books ever since. This is a book I knew nothing about, but the Foreword written by Julie Myerson left me wanting to read it. It’s a 17th Century, pirate romp. It’s epic and romantic, and erotic. Very different from Rebecca but still a fun read.

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

I’m still making my way through this colossal read. It’s very philosophical, and a little different from what I was expecting. 100 pages in and barely anything had happened. But it’s picking up the pace now.

The Lonely Fajita by Abigail Mann

A hilarious and beautifully written contemporary women’s fiction. No matter your bank balance, no matter the state of your job or your relationship, you can have a fun time. Perfect to read right now.

The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais

I love food films, and the adaptation of this book is one of my favourites. I found this in a charity shop recently and I thought it was time I started reading books like those films as well. So let’s see what this book is like.

Weight by Jeanette Winterson

I’ve been meaning to read this book for ages! I love greek myth re-tellings, and Jeanette is a brilliant writer and orator and yet I’ve never read a full-length edition of her work.

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

This sounds like a brilliant book. Set in a coffee shop, that has the ability to send its clientele back in time. It follows four characters who take the coffee shop up on its offer to travel back in time, but they must stick to the rules. One of them is that they must return before the coffee gets cold.

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

My mate Rob gave me this book for Christmas and called it his favourite book of 2019. Enough said in my mind.

The Falconer by Dana Czapink

A coming of age novel set in the 1990s in New York City. A look at a teenage girl, on the cusp of adulthood, in her first experience of freedom in the world’s most famous city.

What Have I Done by Laura Dockrill

I had the pleasure of meeting Laura at the Trailblazer Awards and she is amazing. I imagine this memoir of her experience with post-party psychosis is definitively going to hit me in the feels. Can’t wait.

This Happy by Niamh Campbell

An affair happens that returns to the haunt main protagonist of this book. A look at happiness and relationship across years.

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

From the author of The Flatshare, which I’ve still yet to read, has returned with her next novel about a young woman and her grandmother. Both of them are bored of their lives, so they decide to swap. What’s not to love.

What is on your self-isolation TBR lists? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Ellie x

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My Self-Isolation To-Be-Read List

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