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Book Recommendations for Self-Isolation:

Book Recommendations for Self-Isolation:

Regardless of what type of a person you are– introvert, extrovert or ambivert – after a certain point, staying aloof from the outside world can get really suffocating. Especially in this scary time of social-distancing, where staying inside the house is a decision passed by the government. But that is exactly what makes this time the best opportunity to pick up a book and get lost in it. As books act like portals that take you to a different world, here are my top five book recommendations that you can read to turn the bitter experience of self-isolation into a sweet one:

  1. The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa
    The Memory Police is set on an island where objects keep mysteriously disappearing. Even stranger, people’s memories of those objects disappear, too. A finalist for the National Book Award and the Booker Prize, this work of speculative fiction is unforgettable, even if the “memory police” would hope otherwise.
The Memory Police
  1. Newsflesh series by Mira Grant
    This is a whole series of books by one of the most popular writers in science fiction and fantasy working today. The two main characters, a brother and sister, are part of a news team in a world in which people are very, very hesitant to come into contact. They’re reporting on a presidential campaign in which there are corruption and manipulation at the highest level, not least concerning the virus.
    It’s a very good and very vivid page-turner.
  1. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
    Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest, Winter This series contains five books in total that retell the classic fairytales using a sci-fi twist. The first book Cinder is based on the story of Cinderella, while the next books are inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White. If you loved the classic stories of these Disney princesses, you will be amazed by Meyer’s technique of re-telling them in a futuristic world where cyborgs, androids, and a race of moon colonists all coexist and our fairy-tale ‘princesses’ come together to save each other.
  1. Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
    Spinning Silver is set in a world inspired by Eastern Europe. It’s about an intelligent and scrappy woman named Miryem who gets kidnapped into a magical kingdom. Miryem finds herself stuck among fey creatures whose hearts are colder than stone. The story shows her fierce strength to fight the evil lurking around and thrive.
  1. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
    This book is a passionate and cozy read that will definitely spark your interest in the romance genre. If you are someone who loves a good romance every once in a while or someone who is looking for something that goes beyond clichés then this book is just for you.

    The Kiss Quotient is a heart-touching story about Stella and Michael. Stella has Asperger’s syndrome which makes it difficult for her to understand how to behave around other people and Michael who is hired as her tutor to teach her how to be ‘good’ at relationships. She also goes through sudden anger outbursts and dislikes getting touched – which is handled excellently by Michael throughout the book.

With the development of the plot, we see a warm journey of a woman with autism falling in love for the first time. In short, this book is the perfect blend of fun and steamy that will definitely make the read worth your while.

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