Books You Can Read While in Quarantine Recommended by San Antonio Book Festival
Prompted by COVID-19, The San Antonio Book Festival has put a list together of selections that people can read during this time of social distancing and quarantine. The 2020 festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, but the book festival would still like to encourage people to read while at home.
The book suggestions include selections for adults as well as options for parents to provide for their children while homeschooling.
If You Feel Like Confronting the Pandemic Head-On:
Fiction:– Cold Storage by David Koepp- The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa- Severance by Ling Ma- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel- The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
Nonfiction: – Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How It Changed the World by Laura Spinney
If You’d Rather Be Distracted:
Fiction: – The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward- A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler- Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
Nonfiction: – The Hunt for History by Nathan Raab- The Falcon Thief by Joshua Hammer- The Rumi Prescription by Melody Moezzi
For Kids/Teens Stuck at Home:
Kids: – Wayside School Beneath the Cloud of Doom by Louis Sachar- Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park- Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeeed
– Tigers, Not Daughters by Samantha Mabry- The Hand on the Wall by Maureen Johnson- Bull by David Elliott
About San Antonio Book Festival:
The mission of the San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) is to unite readers and writers in a celebration of ideas, books, libraries, and literary culture. SABF was first presented in April 2013. Founding partners include the San Antonio Public Library, the Southwest School of Art, the San Antonio Public Library Foundation, and Texas Book Festival. This “Fiesta for the mind” is a gift to visitors and the citizens of San Antonio, free and open to all.