Books To Read Whilst on Lockdown

Hey Guys! I hope you’re all well and staying save at this dreaded time. I just want to give a well done to each and everyone one of you, I know the world is a difficult and intense place at the moment but we will get through this together with a lot of love and happiness.

As we’re coming into our second week of Lock Down due to Covid-19 (coronavirus) I thought I would share some books that you could read whilst you’re stuck at home, or even bored.

1. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

I’m sure you’re all aware of the original Netflix film, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, especially after the most anticipated sequel came out two months ago! If you haven’t seen it then you’ve probably heard about it on twitter or through your friends. The beautiful romance film between quirky a girl and popular high school boy comes from Jenny Han’s YA novel of the same name and it’s even better than the film! If you have recently watched the film and/or you can’t get enough of Lara Jeans and Peter Kavinskys’ relationship then I definitely recommend giving this a read. You won’t regret it.

2. The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

Another YA novel that I just have to put on this list. Not only is it a small book that you could possibly get through in a couple of days (or hours if you really want too) but it will make you weep, laugh and love. John Green is a genius when it comes to writing and The Fault In Our Stars proves it. I can guarantee you will not want to put the story down. A story about two teenagers who meet at a cancer group and fall in love. I’m already crying, are you crying?

3. This Is Going To Hurt – Adam Kay

When I first started reading Adam Kay I couldn’t stop laughing, but the seriousness of being a doctor, especially an NHS doctor, began to sink in. This is Going To Hurt is a beautiful non-fiction book about his life and working in such a demanded environment. This book is on the list because it will give you an amazing insight to the world of not just doctors but nurses, especially right now as the NHS is going through so much pressure with coronavirus. Thank you for all your amazingly hard work!

4. A Song Of Ice and Fire – George R.R Martin

Now I know what you’re thinking. Courtney are you insane? Reading the books would take me years. Which is probably true as each book combined makes a jaw dropping one million words. Did you know if you read the first book straight without any breaks it would take you at least a full day to finish it? But you haven’t got anything else to do, so why not have completed The Game of thrones series on your resume? I haven’t even managed to get through half the 1st one and I own them all. Maybe I should take my own advice.

5. The Roommates – Rachel Sargeant

Are you missing university? Do you miss your flatmates and you wish for it all to be over so you can see them again. Why not read the Roommates and escape to a world where three university students go on a quest to find there fourth. An incredible thriller that will keep you up at night reading. I recently wrote a review on this book and you can see more about it on my blog.

6. Harry Potter – J.K Rowling

It wouldn’t be a list if I didn’t put HP on here. I know some of you out there haven’t read all the Harry Potter Books, so why not relieve yourself and pick up the next one on your list. PS, if you really don’t want to read Game Of Thrones because it is so long then Harry Potter is the best alternative. Just be aware of Goblet Of Fire.


The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, The 100 (why do they all start with the?) Divergent, I am Legend. Why not brush up on and Read all the Dystopian fiction whilst we’re on a pandemic? They are very interesting and they often come in sequels and prequels so you can read more.

So that concludes my list! I hope you like it and I hope you find something amazing to read. If you’re not a big fan of any books mentioned (that’s fine we all have a favourite genre) then I would love to hear other books you have read, or seen, that is interesting. Put them down in the comments section so everyone can see!

Stay Safe Everyone and Happy Reading x

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