I have been silent on the blog since the beginning of this week as I just wanted to read!
Seems to me the Covid crisis is affecting everyone one way or another!
From people laughing in the face of the virus to the one going full conspiration theory and hunkering lowin their bunker.
That diversity of answers and moods inspired today’s post.
I have a list of of recommendations for “Covid” profile!
If you are a devil may care...
You know you laugh in the face of the virus. That’s just a little virus like the flu! Même pas peur! Bring it on, do your worst! Well I know a Prime Minister who shook hands and laughed only now he is in intensive care so maybe you should reconsider…Just saying!
You will want books with fearless heroes!
I would go with these badass characters:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas ; Secondborn by Amy Bartol; The Dark Artifices by Alexandra Bracken ;
Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff ( you’ll even have sarcasm with the kickass Miss Fresh); Kill the Queen series by Jennifer Estep.
If you are the manipulative and lying type,
the one to tell everyone that it’s only the flu then say it’s like a war days after. You follow it by spewing non verified information about possible treatment, not bothering to say it should not be taken without medical supervision, killing some innocent believers in the process but, who cares right? And then when you realize most people have stopped working and gone into lockdown you fear for the economy and what it will do for your precious investments so you declare that we are nearly out of the woods and people should get back to work ( again if a few thousands die in the process who cares?).
Then these books with manipulative and hidden villains should be your jam:
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard; One of Us is Lying by Karen Mc Manus; Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth; Wicked Saints by Emily A Duncan.
If you are the conspirationist theory type.
You’ve been preparing for years! You amassed cans of food, water and lots and lots of toilet paper ( see you were really smart!). Now you are hunkering low in your bunker. It’s your time to shine!
I would recommend dystopian books! The bigger the disaster, the better!
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion; The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins; The Scourge by AG Henley; Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi; The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken ; Angelfall by Susan Ee
If you are paralyzed by fear.
You really think this is the end of the world and everyone is the enemy! You sneeze once and you have it! Your neighbor’s cat can’t enter your house anymore because it could be contagious! You wash your hands fifty times a day and douse them in alcohol, wearing gloves inside your house. You see monsters everywhere and hallucinate. Big yellow blobs with tears don’t exist to eat you alive I swear!
Then you should feel a kinship with these characters:
A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard; Greyson by Lisa Eugene; Find You in the Dark by Meredith A Walters
If you feel like a pendulum.
With huge mood swings. One day you are hopeful and believe this is the last day of the virus. You go outside and smile brightly to everyone, even that old grumpy neighbor. Then just a few hours later you fall in a pit of despair. This will never end. We will all die.
You will recognize yourself in these reads:
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven; When We Collided by Emery Lord; Real by Katy Evans.
And if you are resigned to your lot.
Trying not to fall into depression nor ignoring the threat. You watch the news just once to keep informed but then put yourself in a bubble wrap to stay sane and hopeful. You dutifully follow the lockdown orders but look for some bright side every day. You need something warm and comforting. Something easy to read, something really engrossing that will take your mind elsewhere and with guaranteed HEA.
You should read:
Bossman by Vi Keeland; Red Winter by Annette Marie; The Hook Up by Kirsten Callihan; The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang; Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre ; #Nerd by Cambria Herbert
If you are the jokester.
The one determined to make everyone laugh to cheer others up. Because let’s face it in dire situation and dark places, humor will save us all!
Then you need these romcom:
Moti on the Water by Leylah Attar; Naked Love by Jewel E Ann; Mackenzie Fire by Elle Casey; Writing Mr Right by TK Leigh; Confession of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella; A Reason to Kill by CP Smith ( nearly peed my pants because I was laughing so hard!)
Now do tell me if you fit one of these types!
Thanks for reading!