Since we’re all stuck in our homes for the next 21 days, we thought we’d recommend our top 5 books to keep you all accommodated during these shutdown days. Stay safe and entertained, everyone!
Married to a Bedouin by Marguerite van Geldermalsen
This is a true story of a New Zealand born nurse’s marriage to Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenir-seller from Petra in Jordan. This read is a very interesting look into Bedouin culture, and the best part is the narrative.
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
A novel that explores the unexpected connections of our lives, and the idea that heaven is more than just a place. It follows the life and death of a man who is killed and sent to heaven, where he encounters five people who had a significant impact on his life.
Where the Crawdad Sings by Delia Owens
This part crime drama novel is centered around Kya, a wild girl. The book centers around the ups and downs of her life. She lives a lonely life, but her story is a hopeful one as well. With a little help, she’s able to survive.
When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
This book is a memoir of Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon at Stanford University, who is diagnosed with lung cancer in his mid-thirties. The author shares his ideas on how to approach death with grace and what it means to be alive.
One Minute Out by Mark Greaney
This is a thriller featuring the world’s most dangerous assassin: The Gray Man. While on a mission to Croatia, Court Gentry uncovers a human trafficking operation. Court is determined to shut it down, but his CIA handlers have other plans.