Reading books allows us to live parallel lives, experience different worlds, learn through every page, and fall in love with the art of creativity. Whether you are a fan of fiction, romance, comedy, horror, spirituality, or travelling, be sure to take a look at some of these 5 Books You Must Read During the Pandemic.
- Three Daughters of Eve – Elif Safak
- A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Eckhart Tolle
- Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
- The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
- The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair – Joël Dicker
COVID-19 has brought a lot of chaos, fear, and discouragement. These books could be your escape, distraction, or just a positive light throughout this global madness.
1. Three Daughters of Eve – Elif Safak
Written by Turkish writer, Elif Safak, ThreeDaughters of Eve is a novel featuring a wealthy lady originally from Istanbul.
This book goes to all lovers, as the main character ends up falling in love with her philosophy professor while studying at Oxford University. It seems like the forbidden type of love, doesn’t it? Well, it is for you to find out and reveal the meaning of its title.
The main questions are, how far would you go for love? How strong is your identity? Disclose the role of each character and dig in their dialogues to figure out how they got to where they did.
2. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – Eckhart Tolle
If you’re looking to change your life in a positive way, allow yourself to have your mind blown by Echkhart Tolle and one of his amazing books; A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. This book is part of his spirituality “series”, along with The Power of Now and Stillness Speaks.
The pandemic will not bother you as much when you start reading about suffering, acceptance, reflection, and the outcome of all of it; eternal peace.
Eckhart Tolle was in The New York Times Best Seller List in 2000 and was listed by Watkins Reviews. He is considered one of the most influential spiritual writers. In addition, he has a podcast with Oprah Winfrey, where they both discuss the content of his books. You will not be disappointed by reading one of his masterpieces.
3. Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens
Written in 2018 by Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing, is part of our 5 books you must read during the pandemic. The main character, Kya Clark, represents freedom, wildness, and childhood. It makes us reflect the beauty that is in our “child side” and the importance of staying true to ourselves.
Just like most fiction books, the character represents something deeper, in which we have to follow vividly throughout the pages in order to analyse if their situation is somehow similar to ours. Kya is definitely one of a kind, what are your thoughts on her? If you haven’t read this book yet, you should definitely give it a chance.
Where the Crawdads Sing was such a success that it got voted for The New York Times Fiction Best Seller in 2019 and 2020.
4. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
Although The Alchemist is a fairly “old” book, written by Paulo Coelho in 1988, it is a classic! You should not leave this world without reading it as it is known worldwide for being a life-changing book.
With more than 2 million copies sold, Paulo Coelho teaches his readers to know how to follow their life paths and listen to their hearts through his book’s main character. The lessons taught are never said directly, but they are explained through stories and situations throughout the plot. Are you ready to embark on this adventure and unveil some life hacks with Paulo Coelho?
5. The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair – Joël Dicker
The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair, is another novel you must read during the pandemic. Written by Swiss author Joël Dicker, the book became so popular that a movie was made to illustrate it.
If you are into mystery books, this one goes for you. The novel showcases the story of an author going through what they call a “writer’s block phase”, in which he would find himself without creativity. Therefore, he ends up moving to a house and finding his inspiration by revealing a murder case. What do you think happened? Who is the assassin?
These were our 5 Books You Must Read During the Pandemic! Consider reading one of them and discover what some of these outstanding writers have in store for you. However, if after all you aren’t in the mood to read… How about cooking some easy and fast recipes? Or watching some of the best Spanish TV Shows on Netflix? This pandemic will not steal your happiness away. Let us know what you have been doing to entertain yourself in the comment section below.