It is safe to say that year 2020 is so far not a good year for everyone. A lot of people are struggling and getting stressed due to what the pandemic has brought to us. Some people even have lost their jobs or missed some golden opportunities. It's pretty understandable why some people are looking for a distraction or looking for ways to cope up with the crisis. Luckily, books can offer some help to your distinct needs. Whether you want to be consoled, distracted, entertained, or help you get better, there is a book that can help you to improve during this crisis.
So, here are some books that can help you out during the quarantine:
The Choice: Embrace the Possible - Edith Eva Eger
This book describes how Edith Eva Eger and her sister endured the horrors and unimaginable things they experienced at the death camp. It is a powerful, moving memoir, and a practical guide to handling trauma. Many people will find this book comforting due to her suggestions on how to handle difficult situations.
The Power of Habit - Charles Duhigg
The Power of Habit explores the science behind how our habits work and affect every aspect of our daily lives. The book also provides practical strategies and techniques that you can use for yourself, your business, and a societal level.
Understanding how habits work can help you break or reshaped some of your bad habits and start new good ones.
The Book of Joy - 14th Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
In this nonfiction, Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who experienced exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression, share their personal stories of struggles and teachings about joy. We get to look inside at their friendship and their spiritual practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.
Thriller / Suspense
The Book of M - Peng Shepherd
If you are into the suspense and dystopian fiction stories, this book might be right along your alley. The Book of M is a story of two couples named Maxine and Orlando held up in a remote hotel in Virginia while a strange phenomenon is happening. It started when a man in India suddenly lost his shadow as well as his memories. The peculiar thing about this phenomenon is that it spread like a plague and gave the shadowless powers that can harm other people in exchange for their minds. Unfortunately, it caught up with the couple and got Maxine infected. So Max had to leave the hotel so that she didn't hurt Orlando and find a cure while Orlando would do anything to bring his wife home safe again.
Comedy / Romance
My Sister, the Serial Killer - Oyinkan Braithwaite
This book is a dark satire novel about two siblings that look out for each other and cover up for one another. However, this is not an ordinary sibling story as one of the characters, Ayoola, is a serial killer who likes to kill her boyfriends. But how long the other sister, Korede, can cover up for the killings and how she will react once she learned that her sister is also interested in the guy that she loves? Will she protect her sister or the man she desires?
We hope these books could comfort you and help you in some way. Please stay safe and stay healthy!