5 MORE Books to Read in Quarantine

If you caught my last blog post about books to read in quarantine, you know my reading list is pretty extensive. And it’s constantly growing.

I’ve been an avid reader since I was a kid (anyone else race to the book store when a new Harry Potter book released?), and quarantine has definitely given me new found time to power through more pages.

I absolutely love getting book recommendations from you all, and also love to share what’s on my list with you! Here’s a list of books to read in quarantine I’m either currently reading or have on my short list to add to my Kindle queue.

5 Books to Read In Quarantine

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

I’ll say this up front – this book is food for the soul and not a page turning summer read. It just isn’t. It’s actually a bit like a textbook if I’m honest.

But like, a really good textbook.

Women Who Run with the Wolves is a compilation of ancient and historical myths gathered from across the world across time – all for the purpose of reuniting the modern woman with a bit of her wild woman soul.

There’s definitely something to be said about the “wild woman” – the woman inside of us that has gut feelings, intuition, primal desires, and a whole host of other feelings we’ve learned over time to suppress or ignore.

I take this book a page at a time and arm myself with a pen and a highlighter to highlight and take notes. This one’s a long one and is very academic – but insanely informative and inspirational.

The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History

I am a MASSIVE fan of The Office. My husband can attest – I’ve seen every episode at least seven times.

…probably more.

I’ve been reading this behind the scenes look at my favorite sitcom of all time and it’s been a fun one! If you’re a super fan of The Office, you’ll enjoy hearing from some of your most loved cast and crew, along with a behind the scenes look at some of the things happening on set (from writers strikes to hectic scheduling of the large cast).

Too Perfect: When Being In Control Gets Out of Control

This one was recommended to me by my therapist and I’m about half way through. I am a huge self-proclaimed perfectionist. I want so badly to do things “right” that I sometimes struggle to do anything at all – because what if it isn’t perfect? Or good enough?

I also seem to have a belief that there even is a “right” and “wrong” way to do most things. Which again, can often leave me paralyzed in my decision making trying to discern which path is the “right” one vs the “wrong” one.

I’m still working through this book, but I’ve definitely found it an interesting read in terms of really breaking down what perfectionism is, how we come to adopt those perfectionist habits and, better yet, how to start to break them.

Molly’s Game: The True Story of the 26-Year-Old Woman Behind the Most Exclusive, High-Stakes Underground Poker Game in the World

KB and I watched the movie adaptation of Molly’s Game recently and while maybe it’s not on my list for top movies of all time – it was pretty entertaining.

I’ve mentioned Bad Blood and other true crime books on reading lists before, but seriously I just love all things true crime from books to movies to podcasts. The story behind Molly’s Game is wild and likely makes for a page-turning read.

American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal Mastermind Behind the Silk Road

This New York Times bestseller is actually one that KB just finished and is strongly urging me to read next. He really enjoyed this book – and he reads way more than I do.

From what KB gabs excitedly at me about this one – it follows the story of the founder of the Silk Road, a website hosted on the Dark Web allowing users to trade all sorts of illegal items from drugs to counterfeit cash.

Ya’ll know I love a good true crime situation. I’ll have to give this thriller a go.

Tell me what books you’re reading now in the comments down below!

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