Books I Read During Quarantine

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Books I Read During Quarantine

I have always been an avid reader, but over the past few years it's like I only read when I was on on the beach or by the pool. That's just not right. I used to read every night before bed or read a few chapters after work and I desperately wanted to get back into that habit. It's a great break when you've been around computer screens all day.

Since we've been in quarantine (and since it's one of my New Years Resolutions) I wanted to get back into the swing of things. When I saw that my favorite author, Stephen Chbosky, released a new book I quickly picked it up and read this very large book in less than a week. Then I started a series of books from my pre-teen years, Gossip Girl. I was flying through those books and even though it's so different from the tv show, I enjoyed the process of grabbing my book and sitting on the patio while the sun went down. Before I knew it the light that I was able to read was coming from inside the apartment and two-three hours had gone by. I just love that feeling of getting lost in a book and you literally lose track of time. Anyways, if you're looking for a new book to read, let me share everything I've read so far while in quarantine.

"Imaginary Friend" by Stephen Chbosky // As I said, Stephen Chbosky is my favorite author. His book, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" changed my life, so I knew I would like anything with his name on it. This book is bigggg. It took me a little over a week to get through it all, but it was worth it. It was very Stephen King meets mystery genre. I don't want to give too much away, but there was a twist in it I definitely didn't see coming. There are so many different stories in the book, which I actually like books that have multiple points of views. I will be honest, it's not my favorite book, not even top ten, but it was a great book to help me dive back into reading.

"Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined" by Stephanie Meyer // I'm not going to waste too much time on this book, but basically I thought it was the book that is from Edward's POV, but it was not. And it was disappointing and I skimmed half of it. But I did read it during quarantine so I had to add it to the list.

"Gossip Girl" Series by Cecily von Ziegsar // I started to read these books before the show came out, but by the time I got to book three, the show came out and like everyone else I was hooked. For Christmas, I wanted the series so I could read the books and see how it compares to the show. Spoiler alert–the show is way better. I can't believe I just said that, it's just when you love Blair and Chuck and hate Jenny Humphrey so much.. the books just don't live up to the glamour of the show. That doesn't mean I wasn't devouring a new book every few days. I read the first eight books until I realized I was missing one. So I ordered it on Amazon and took a break to read something else. This was a fun read and the details of New York pulled at my heart strings. It's the perfect series to follow when you're at the pool or in the mood for a light read. If you're a fan of the show, I definitely suggest this series.

"Instatravel" by Aggie Lal // I was actually looking up another book on Amazon, when this book popped up on the screen under suggestions. I have raved about "Instastyle" by Tezza for a while now, so when I saw a new book almost identical to that, I knew I needed it. I thought this book would be all about being a travel influencer, but it's really about all the place the author, Aggie Lal, has traveled to with tips and recommendations. So yeah, I was little disappointed at first, but I actually follow Aggie and love her photography so I figured I'd still give it a read over. It was very insightful and makes me want to travel, but also bums me out that I don't have the money or time–mainly the money–to do all of this. If you like to travel, are planning your next exotic vacation or just like to daydream like I do, I'd recommend picking this book up.

"The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes" by Suzanne Collins // When I saw this book at Wall-Mart I first thought, "Huh, that looks like a Hunger Games book." Well guess what? It is! This book takes us back in time for the xx Hunger Games where Coriolanus Snow (yup, President Snow) was competing. I will be starting this book most likely after my California trip.

"This is Not a Fashion Story" by Danielle Bernstein // Just about everyone I follow on Instagram was reading this book. I've always been a fan of Danielle, but I didn't know she came out with a book, so I was intrigued. I decided for our trip to California this would be the book I read.

xoxo, Michele

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