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Quarantine Reads: Get Lost in a Book, not the News!

Social Distancing can leave you feeling, distant and little lost, ok A LOT lost. It's so easy to fall down the rabbit hole of media and news surrounding COVID-19. So instead of getting lost in the news, try getting lost in a book! If you're not sure what to read or listen to (Audible is awesome), here's a list I put together with suggestions submitted by my IG followers @ms.morristown.

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman's act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Side Note: I just finished this on Audible and...mind blow. 🤯

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

American Dirt is a 2020 novel by American author Jeanine Cummins, about the ordeal of a Mexican woman who had to leave behind her life and escape as an undocumented immigrant to the United States with her son.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Agoraphobic Dr. Anna Fox witnesses something she shouldn't while keeping tabs on the Russell family, the seemingly picture perfect clan that lives across the way.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Little Fires Everywhere is the latest novel from bestelling author, Celeste Ng. Set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Little Fires Everywhere tells the story of Elena Richardson, a woman who thrives on structure and rules, and her family. When Mia Warren, an artist who has been living a nomadic lifestyle as a single mother with her daughter, Pearl, arrives in town, it threatens everything that Mrs. Richardson has known.

Ten years Later by Lisa Marie Latino

When New Jersey-based sports radio producer Carla D'Agostino receives a save-the-date for her ten-year high school reunion, she's thrown into a tailspin. She's miserably single, living at home with her old-school Italian-American family, and miles away from her dream job as a sports talk radio host

Joe Pickett Series by C.J. Box

Joe Pickett first appeared in the 2001 novel Open Season. He is the new game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, a town where nearly everyone hunts and the game warden – especially one like Joe who won’t take bribes or look the other way – is far from popular.

Like it is written on Box website, over that time, he’s taken on environmental terrorists, rogue federal land managers, animal mutilators, crazed cowboy hitmen, corrupt bureaucrats, homicidal animal rights advocates, and violent dysfunctional families.

The Outsider by Stephen King

In The Outsider, an unspeakable crime takes place involving the murder and violation of a small boy. Ralph Anderson is the detective on the case, and he arrests a local man, Terry Maitland. It’s an easy arrest and their evidence is airtight. The problem is, cracks in the case begin to appear when it seems that perhaps Maitland has an equally airtight alibi.

As tensions rise and the investigation proceeds, the bit and pieces of information Ralph uncovers are equal parts horrifying and intriguing.

Got any other suggestions for a good Quarantine Read? Share them in a comment below!