Books To Be Quarantined With

All of a sudden, we’ve got extra time on our hands. The children are home from school, lots of us are working from home, and we’ve got two weeks (at least) of cancelled events and nobody calling over for a cuppa. It’s a perfect time to pour that cuppa for yourself, sit down, and pour a few good books into your soul. Here’s some that my family and I have found enjoyable…


A Man Of Means by P.G. Wodehouse – all of his stories are fun to read, in large part because of his excellent characters

Cabbages And Kings by O. Henry – or any of his short stories, all full of clever twists

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson – I love the way this book is written

Death Comes For The Archbishop by Willa Cather – her vivid descriptions make me feel like I’ve been to frontier America

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy – what a great story!


Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington – I read this recently and was struck not only by the hardship and discrimination this man faced, but even more by his thoroughly Christian response and commitment to serve others.

Educated by Tara Westover – a gripping true story, even if it never reaches the same level of redemption as Up From Slavery.


Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis – it’s a classic for a reason. If you haven’t read it, you should.

A Gospel Primer For Christians by Milton Vincent – I found this short book very helpful, and have given away many copies since.

Total Truth by Nancy Pearcey – this is a long book, but worth the time

Prayer by Tim Keller – most things Keller has to say are helpful, and this is no exception


The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Graham – you might get lost in this story and not even want to come back

Five Children And It by Edith Nesbitt – lots of fun

Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne – the original stories are so good

Jane Of Lantern Hill by L.M. Montgomery – she also wrote Anne Of Green Gables, but I prefer this one

Now, how about that cuppa?

3 thoughts on “Books To Be Quarantined With”

  1. Ooh, thanks Seth! Praying you Eileen all stay safe and healthy. I am so thankful you got back to your family before things got so bad.

    Karen Hinshaw Sent from my iPhone


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