If you’ve already torn through my previous quarantine book recommendations, good news!
I’m sharing two more books to get you out of your quarantine funk—and expand your reading list!
Maybe you want a comedic book? How about a thrilling page-turner?
It’s proven that reading improves your mood and enhances concentration (according to a recent study). Reading more can make you feel energized and content—something we all need during quarantine. So, if you’re looking for books to fire up your synapses (in a good way) this review’s got you covered.
Sharp Objects — Gillian Flynn (Quarantine Book #1)
The first book on our list is Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. You might know Flynn’s work from her hit novel, Gone Girl, and its blockbuster adaptation. Bibliophiles across the world couldn’t stop reading her sophomore novel, Dark Places.
Sharp Objects is just as gritty, intriguing, and mysterious as her other books—perhaps even more so.
At only 272 pages, this book is definitely a quick read. But that’s not to say the story eats away at the plot. Flynn carefully crafts every scene, every sentence. You’ll second guess Camille as she’s thrust back into her eerie childhood town. You’ll second guess yourself as you scramble to put together the pieces—and enjoy every moment.
Sharp Objects is one of my favorite books I’ve reviewed so far. Once you get lost in Flynn’s style, you’ll understand why!
If you want more of Camille’s story once you finish the book, tune into HBO’s adaptation. Academy Award nominee Amy Adams takes the lead in this miniseries, which is available on Hulu and Amazon Prime. Whether you watch the show or prefer paperback, you’ll have enough mystery to distract you from quarantine in no time.
The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made (Quarantine Book #2)
If your quarantine book list needs a spark, you’ll find it here.
The Disaster Artist by Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell proves one thing: there’s much more to the man who wrote, directed, produced, and starred in The Room than what meets the eye.
Sestero’s unparalleled perspective gives him an advantage. Both an actor and line producer for The Room, he shares bizarre memories forged in the name of friendship… and absurdity. The book reflects on the chaos happening on set, from multiple retakes to awkward monologues. It hones in on Wiseau stumbling through L.A.’s streets, hoping to claw his way to actor stardom.
You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You won’t even know what you’re reading anymore—that’s how bizarre this book gets!
If you’re searching for the perfect book to explain a film that continues to astound the entire film community, The Disaster Artist is not one to miss.
Which book will kick off your quarantine reading list?
What other books are you reading during quarantine? Are you reading anything like the books I’ve included here?
So, which books should I review before quarantine ends? Let me know in the comments!