Pass the Time With These Best-Selling Books
If you’re already all caught up on Netflix and looking for something else to do, here’s a novel idea: Read a book! No need to run to the store or the library—all of these popular reads can be downloaded right onto your Kindle or tablet. If you have a library card, you might even be able to borrow a virtual copy for free!
- Educated by Tara Westover. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow up outside the confines of society? Wonder no more. Tara Westover lived it. Born to a pair of survivalist parents, she didn’t start to receive a formal education until she was 17—but still eventually made her way to Harvard. This is her true story.
- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. This best-selling book is historical fiction at its best! It highlights a real aspect of the Great Depression, Eleanor Roosevelt’s traveling library initiative. The fictional part comes in when five women in Kentucky embark on an adventure to join the First Lady’s movement, delivering books to their neighbors in the mountains and finding themselves along the way.
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. True crime documentaries have nothing on this murder-mystery. It follows the story of a woman living in the marshes of North Carolina in 1969. She keeps entirely to herself until a body is discovered near her home, and she’s suddenly thrust into the public eye as the prime suspect.
- The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. Non-fiction should have a place on your reading list, too. Take a dive into British history with this book, which explores the complicated legacy of Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his lasting effect on the country. Consider it a spin-off of The Crown.
- The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates. In trying times, sometimes all you want to read is a feel-good story. Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates has many of them to relay. Over the course of her travels, she’s encountered many powerful women doing great work, and she documents all of their stories here.