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100 Book Recommendations To Read During Lockdown

Mar 30, 2020 | Lifestyle, Reviews | 7 comments

Book Recommendations To Read During Lockdown

I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’m currently consuming TOO MUCH media right now which is adding to my anxiety at the moment. Whilst I think it’s important to stay on top of the news, I want a bit of an escape too. So I asked on my Instagram for you to share your fave recent books and was inundated by recommendations…and requests to share the results.

I’ve linked all of these on Amazon for ease when ordering right now, and so that it should automatically update to your location. However, I highly recommend supporting your local book shop if you can or a local chain. I feel really passionate about supporting businesses that are treating their employees well during this period of uncertainty and I have heard that here in the UK both Waterstones and WHSmith are doing right by their workers!

Book Recommendations To Read During Lockdown

Here is a collation of book suggestions from all over the globe, covering a number of genres. Hope you can find something you’ll enjoy to take your mind off our current situations. Perhaps one of them will inspire, educate, motivate or capture your imagination.


Books that I’ve read and can recommend:

Books that have been recommended to me by friends and Instagram followers

(The ones with *s next to are one’s that I’ve ordered after reading the reviews and synopsis!)



I’m not sure if this is the kind of thing that you want to be reading right now, but personally I really love these kind of books and find that they give a glimpse into what life is like for those working in the medical system.


If you’re using this lockdown time to learn, grow and develop then these books might be up your street…

Running & Fitness 

Help stay motivated and inspired during these unique times:

I’ve had some requests for more of a bookclub style monthly review, let me know if this is something you’re interested in!

What books would you recommend? What have you read recently? 


  1. Liz

    Great list. I’ll definitely try some of them, once I get through my giant to read stack! Interestingly, I heard the opposite of both Waterstones & WHSmith; that they were both treating staff really poorly.

  2. Linda

    Delighted with this Charlie. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

  3. chiswickmum

    I can confirm American Marriage was a good read.

  4. Emma

    Thanks for all the recommendations Charlie, this blog came at the perfect time for me. After spending far too much time watching the news and making myself feel anxious last week, I’m now working my way through some of the books that have been gathering dust in my bookcase.

  5. Amanda

    Great post that I’ll refer back to!! Thank you. 🙂

  6. Sumanth Jois

    Finished A gentelmen in Moscow last week!! Amazing Read!! Also, Your list is awesome — gonna pick up some books from this list soon! Thank you so much for sharing Charlie


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