Five books to read while shelter in place

5 books to read while sheltering in place

Do you always want to read a book, but find yourself complaining about not having the time to read one? Well guess what! Now you do! Since we are all staying home, social distancing, and sheltering-in-place, we have an increased amount of free time on our hands. Unless you are one of our community heroes at a grocery store, hospital, or other essential service. If you are an essential service employee, I salute you and I thank you for your dedication to the community. You are truly helping all of us get through this!

If you are like me, and are hunkered down at home, then you have time to read. After all, wouldn’t you like a reason to get off your screens? I would!

I am currently reading “Season of the Witch,” which is about how San Francisco shaped into the city it is today. As someone whose family has been in San Francisco since the gold rush, this is very interesting to me to read. While it’s opinion differs from those in my family who lived through it, it is an interesting read and perspective.

Another good read is “Modern Etiquette Made Easy.” This is a great book for seeing how etiquette plays out in our modern era. Many of us learned older versions of etiquette growing up, so this is a great way to see what’s new, and what’s still relevant. My teen girls really enjoy reading this book too. So if you have a teen, this is a great time to teach your teen modern etiquette through this book. even if you don’t have a teen, this is a fabulous read for any age. I believe it was written for adults like us. Love it!

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What are some of your favorite books to read right now?

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Spring reading recommendations

book recommendation

from top left: The Designer by Marius Gabriel / Order of Darkness by Philppa Gregory / The Ladies Room by Carolyn Brown / The It Girls by Karen Harper / The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory / The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford /

If you are like me, you look for some free time in your schedule to dive into a book! As a Mom, I am always driving my kids to activities, and I spend time waiting for them while they are there. Sometimes, I can’t watch my kids at their activity because it is in another room and us parents are left in a waiting room. This is the perfect time to dive into a book!

One of my favorite author’s is Philippa Gregory. I love everything she writes. The Last Tudor is the book I am currently reading, and I love it! If you love historical fiction, this is a fabulous book which dives into the lives of Queen Jane, Lady Katherine, and Lady Mary. Gregory’s writing is captivating. I feel like I am right there in Tower of London with Lady Katherine while Queen Elizabeth held her after she had a secret wedding. I feel horrible for her during her imprisonment and wish I could talk to Queen Elizabeth for her!

If you haven’t already, read this book; or any of Gregory’s Tudor novels. She really makes the era come alive! I can’t wait to dive into her Order of Darkness series. It looks just as amazing!

I haven’t started the other books yet, but will begin reading them soon. They sound like they offer exciting plots, and the authors have great reviews.

The spring season is a great time to read. I love sitting outside and diving into a good book. What are you reading right now? Or hoping to read soon?

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