I wanted to list a few books that I’ve enjoyed in the past that would be good to read during this pandemic. I chose these books because they are quick, don’t deal with super heavy topics, and are very immersive. These did all end up being kind of romance-y. I’m personally finding it kind of hard to read right now because my mind is so preoccupied, but I think these books make it a little easier to leave the real world behind for a bit.
This book was super short, especially for fantasy, but I feel like even in that time, it creates a super nice atmosphere. Overall, this story is just cute and fun! It follows a human girl who is a talented painter who has to go to the Fae Courts after incorrectly painting the Autumn Prince.
While I was kind of disappointed by the ending of this book, the rest of it was so fun! It was kind of meandering and the plot isn’t super present, but I really had a great time reading it. This book follows a girl as grows up and spends her summers in a castle with her half-sister.
THE GOOSE GIRL BY SHANNON HALE
This book is like a safety blanket for me – returning to it always feels so comforting. It is a retelling of the Grimm fairytale “The Goose Girl” and it has really interesting magic. It follows a princess who must travel to a far away country to be married, but something disrupts her journey.
I actually just started listening to this historical romance series within the last month and it has been the perfect escape for me! Each book follows another woman from a group of friends in London. The characters are so fun and likable. The books definitely follow a formula, but all three are such a fun time!
What books are helping you get through the current times?