Self-Isolation Reading List #6

Mary's Picks

  • The Crown: The Official Companion Volume 1 by Robert Lacey
  • The Crown: The Official Companion Volume 2 by Robert Lacey

Anna's Picks

  • Lovely War by Julie Berry

Marielle's Picks

  • Corwn of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto
  • The Elephant's Girl by Celesta Rimington
  • The Daughters of Ys by M. T. Anderson & Jo Rioux

Jennifer's Picks

  • My Life as a Villainess by Laura Lippman
  • Spark and the League of Ursus by Robert Repino

Pam's Picks

  • The Book of V. by Anna Solomon
  • The Gift of Forgiveness by Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt

Sarah's Picks

  • Shakespeare for Squirrels by Christopher Moore
  • Fighting for Space by Amy Shira Teitel
The Crown: The Official Companion, Volume 1: Elizabeth II, Winston Churchill, and the Making of a Young Queen (1947-1955) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524762285
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 17th, 2017

The official companion to the Emmy-winning Netflix drama chronicling the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and starring Claire Foy and John Lithgow, The Crown by Peter Morgan, featuring additional historical background and beautifully reproduced archival photos and show stills

Can’t get enough of The Crown? In this must-have exploration of the history behind seasons 2 and 3 of Peter Morgan’s Emmy-winning Netflix drama, the show’s historical consultant answers all your questions alongside beautifully reproduced archival photographs.

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Lovely War Cover Image
ISBN: 9780147512970
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Published: Penguin Books - February 4th, 2020

A New York Times bestseller!

A sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates--and the hearts--of four mortals in their hands.

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ISBN: 9781534424630
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Published: Simon Pulse - December 31st, 2019

“Absolutely unforgettable.” —Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series
“A beautifully told story about justice, sisterhood, and warrior women.” —Shea Ernshaw, New York Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep
“Epic in the truest sense.” —Quill and Quir

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ISBN: 9780593121221
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 19th, 2020

A magical adventure about a girl with a mysterious connection with the elephant who saved her life, for fans of Katherine Applegate and Jennifer Holm.

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By M. T. Anderson, Jo Rioux (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626728783
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Published: First Second - August 11th, 2020

An Atlantis-like city from Celtic legend is the setting of The Daughters of Ys, a mythical graphic novel fantasy from National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson and artist Jo Rioux.

My Life as a Villainess: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063007154
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Published: William Morrow - August 4th, 2020

New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman, a journalist for many years, collects here her recent essays exploring motherhood as an older mom, her life as a reader, her relationships with her parents, friendship, and other topics that will resonate with a large audience.  Her voice is wry and relatable, her takes often surprising.

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ISBN: 9781683691662
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Published: Quirk Books - March 24th, 2020

Toy Story meets Stranger Things in this epic tale of warrior teddy bears and the children they protect.

The Book of V.: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250257017
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 5th, 2020



For fans of The Hours and Fates and Furies, a bold, kaleidoscopic novel intertwining the lives of three women across three centuries as their stories of sex, power, and desire finally converge in the present day.

The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984878250
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - March 10th, 2020


“[The Gift of Forgiveness] will spark conversations across families, across friendships, at workplaces, everywhere.” –Maria Shriver

A fresh, inspiring book on learning how to forgive, with firsthand stories from those who have learned to let go of resentment and find peace.

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Shakespeare for Squirrels: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062434029
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Published: William Morrow - May 12th, 2020

New York Times Bestseller!

Fighting for Space: Two Pilots and Their Historic Battle for Female Spaceflight Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538716045
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - February 18th, 2020

Spaceflight historian Amy Shira Teitel tells the riveting story of the female pilots who each dreamed of being the first American woman in space.