You know what? During this quarantine, we realized that sometimes, you just want to read a book based put a smile on your face and put you in a good mood! So in order to to do just that for you we went ahead and browse bestseller lists, look around Goodreads and ask friends for their recommendations, and we believe we just came up with a pretty good list of books. Check them below!
Want something to put you in a good mood? Check the list below!
Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
This is one of those books that I’ve continuously thought about and quoted back to other people ever since I read it. Ansari worked with a sociologist to write this well-researched and provocative look at the history of romance, courtship and marriage, putting into context the fantastic amount of pressure that our current ideas have put on our own love lives and partners. It’s a must-read for anyone who is dating, married or thinking of ever doing at least one of them.
Fisherman’s Blues by Anna Badkhen
Fisherman’s Blues is a beautiful story that takes place in Joal, a Senegalese fishing village, facing the challenges of overfishing and climate change. With humor and poetry, the reader is taken on a cultural voyage full of myths, humanity and love.
Normal People, by Sally Rooney
It is set mainly in shadowy, smoky, studenty Dublin and it is a great book to read if you like biting dialogue and stories about messy, real relationships.
Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier, by Aldo Sohm and Christine Muhlke
Full of fun charts and illustrations, the unfussy Wine Simple demystifies everything from buzzy natural wines to tasting like a pro at your next dinner out.
The Book of Ichigo Ichie: The Art of Making the Most of Every Moment, the Japanese Way, by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles
Have you heard of ichigo ichie, the Japanese art of savoring the moment, yet? Let the authors of The Book of Ichigo Ichie be your guides.
Pantsdrunk (Kalsarikanni), by Miska Rantanen
The Finnish term “kalsarikanni,” translated as “pantsdrunk,” means exactly what it sounds: drinking at home, alone, in your underwear. This adorably illustrated guide will help you relax and de-stress.
Swearing Is Good For You, by Emma Byrne
A damn good read, packed with scientific proof that sometimes it’s OK to drop a few f-bombs.
Kafka on the Shore, by Haruki Murakami
“Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time.” Kafka on the Shore will have you going back again and again to find more gorgeous words to describe your own ardor.
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama weaves the story of her inspiring life, from the years she spent growing up on the South Side of Chicago to her life in the White House… her story will inspire you to live a more daring life.
We hope you enjoy our list of books to read during lockdown and we hope we got you in a good mood. Enjoy some offline time, stay home and stay safe!