We’ve put together the ultimate list of books to read in self-isolation. Whilst you do your bit and stay at home, whether in quarantine or practicing social distancing, it’s a great time to reacquaint with your TBR pile. This list of books to read in self-isolation is an accumulation of members’ favourites over at Beth’s Book Club.

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42 Books to Read in Self-Isolation & Quarantine


  1. The DI Adam Fawley Series by Cara Hunter
  2. I See You by Clare Mackintosh
  3. I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
  4. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
  5. Here to Stay by Mark Edwards
  6. Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce


  1. Becoming by Michelle Obama
  2. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
  3. Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig
  4. Educated by Tara Westover
  5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  6. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Comedy, Chick Lit & Romance

  1. The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary
  2. The Rosie Project Series by Graeme Simsion
  3. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
  4. Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams
  5. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
  6. PS, I Love You by Cecilia Ahern

42 Books to Read in Self Isolation and Quarantine by Beth’s Book Club

Fiction (Other)

  1. A Little Life by Tanya Yanagihara
  2. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  3. Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
  4. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  6. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Historical Fiction

  1. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
  3. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles
  4. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Anne Shaffer & Annie Barrows
  5. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulkes
  6. The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

Fantasy & Drama Fiction

  1. The Harry Potter Series by J K Rowling
  2. The Martian by Andy Weir
  3. His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
  4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  5. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
  6. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin


  1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  3. The Catcher in the Rye by J. D Salinger
  4. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Collins
  5. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
  6. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Which books are you hoping to read whilst in self-isolation or quarantine?

42 Books to Read in Self-isolation: Books to Read in Quarantine The Ultimate TBR List Split by Genre