If you enjoy adventures
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
by Hank Green
Adventure novels are wonderful at transporting you into someone else’s reality, which can be pretty refreshing. If that sounds like something you would enjoy right now, join April May in her journey of navigating overnight fame in An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.
If you’re trying to join the baking trend
Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza
by Ken Forkish
A lot of people have taken up baking as a coping mechanism or a fun way to bond with loved ones. If you’re looking to join those finding joy in baking the perfect loaf, check out Ken Forkish’s Flour Water Salt Yeast!
If you enjoy comics
by Nathan W. Pyle
You might recognize these adorable blue aliens from your Instagram explore page, and guess what? You can have a whole book full of their adventures to put a smile on your face!
If you want to make some art
You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation
by Sarah Urist Green
Making art can be pretty intimidating, especially if you have daunting memories of being in an art class and struggling to draw a decent stick figure. This book (which I have been anticipating for a while now) is perfect for everyone because the author writes it from the belief that we are all artists in our own right. Still not convinced? Check out Green’s The Art Assignment on YouTube and see if that changes your mind.
A personal favourite read
by James Baldwin
Every time I’ve been asked for book recommendations, I always mention James Baldwin. His works are for those who prefer books that make you reflect over an easy read. If you appreciate beautiful literature, conversations about prejudice, and are in a desperate need for a non-cliché, this book is for you.
Pro tips for reading at home
- Make good use of Apple Books and other E-book platforms
- Try audiobooks
- Play jazz music to give you the “reading in a café” feeling
What are your favourite books these days? Comment below!