April 3, 2020
Lighter Reads During Stressful Times
*This post contains Amazon affiliate links.
Lately, have you found it difficult to focus on reading?
Do you have more difficulty than usual focusing on heavier reading material?
Reading can help pass the time when you’re confined to home and you’ve finished Netflix!
As COVID-19 escalated, so did the anxiety. March found me setting aside heavier reads and searching out easy, engaging, and light reads. I have heard the same sentiments from other reading friends across social media. This motivated me to consider creating a book list focusing on lighter reads! I pulled the following titles from my Goodreads “Read” shelf. I enjoy my lighter reads with a side of substance and low on steam, so these might not be as light or steamy as you’re looking for. Certainly, there are hundreds of titles that I haven’t read that can be added to this list. I can guarantee, though, that these titles do not come with serious trigger or content warnings. Check out the list, and let me know your favorite light reading recommendations in the comments.
I hope you are finding some comfort and distraction through reading during these worrisome times. Be safe everyone!
Titles are links to my blog or Amazon affiliate links.
Birth and Other Surprises by Kimberly David Basso
Talking As Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham (for fans of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood)
84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff (a classic)
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Eden by Jeanine Blasberg
Hard Cider by Barbara Nemon
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
The River by Peter Heller
Castle of Water by Dane Hucklebridge
Heartwarming Women’s Fiction