COVID-19: In the Read


COVID-19 may have left you with lots of extra time on your hands. Whether fiction, nonfiction, self-help or humor, why not allot certain portions of your day for time to read? Do you still read from physical books? With the advent of e-readers and other reading devices that burst onto the scene, to some, having physical books has become passé.

However, to others, having an actual book is still ideal. Maybe it is the thumbing through pages or the fact that one can highlight sections of importance, crease pages and write notes within the margin to revisit at a later date.

One Page at a Time

Through all of the changes that books have undergone, one fact remains unchanged, and that is readers have an insatiable appetite for knowledge. Those wishing to read new genres of books may find the below list helpful, as they may remain in your reread pile for years to come. Of the millions of books in circulation, here goes:

  • Becoming – Michelle Obama;
  • The Road to Wealth – Suze Orman;
  • The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein;
  • Dear Sonali, Letters to the Daughter I Never Had – Lynn Toler;
  • Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert;
  • The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish;
  • And Still I Rise – Maya Angelou;
  • The Giving Tree – Shel Silverstein;
  • Success For Dummies (1st Edition) – Zig Ziglar;
  • Seriously…I’m Kidding – Ellen DeGeneres;
  • Plant Therapy – Katie Cooper;
  • The Obamas – Jodi Kantor;
  • Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective – Richard Schickel;
  • Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson, M.D.;
  • Let Love Have The Last Word – Common;
  • The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman;
  • Latino in America – Soledad O’Brien;
  • Don’t Block the Blessings – Patti Labelle;
  • Mommie Dearest – Christina Crawford;
  • Your Best Life Now – Joel Osteen;
  • Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood – Lisa Ling;
  • The Pursuit of Happyness – Chris Gardner;
  • The Rose that Grew from Concrete – Tupac Shakur;
  • The Mirror Effect – Dr. Drew Pinsky;
  • Audrey Hepburn: A Charmed Life – Robyn Karney;
  • Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me it’s Raining – Judge Judy Sheindlin;
  • Battlefield of the Mind – Joyce Meyer;
  • Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance – Barack Obama;
  • My Remarkable Journey – Larry King;
  • Twitter Power – Joel Comm;
  • Celebrity Detox – Rosie O’Donnell;
  • Shred – Dr. Ian K. Smith;
  • If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t) – Betty White;
  • Gunn’s Golden Rules – Tim Gunn;
  • YOU: Losing Weight – Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen;
  • The Rich And The Rest Of Us – Tavis Smiley and Cornel West;
  • Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson;
  • The Art of War – Sun Tzu;
  • Living Large in Lean Times – Clark Howard;
  • The Purpose-Driven Life – Rick Warren;
  • Inner City Miracle – Judge Greg Mathis;
  • Family Outing – Chastity Bono;
  • Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus – John Gray;
  • Betrayal: A Novel – Danielle Steel;
  • Wendy’s Got the Heat – Wendy Williams;
  • Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside Out – Dr. Phil McGraw;
  • Oprah: A Biography – Kitty Kelley;
  • Don’t Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining: America’s Toughest Family Court Judge Speaks Out – Judy Sheindlin;
  • Marilyn Monroe: The Biography – Donald Spoto;
  • Life is Not a Fairy Tale – Fantasia;
  • Remembering Whitney – Cissy Houston;
  • Weird Al: The Book – Nathan Rabin;
  • James Dean – George Perry;
  • My Beloved World – Sonia Sotemayor;
  • Randy Jackson – Body With Soul;
  • Codependent No More – Melody Beattie;
  • He’s Just Not That Into You – Greg Behrend and Liz Tuccillo;
  • Woman, Thou Art Loosed – T.D. Jakes;
  • Stories I Only Tell My Friends: An Autobiography – Rob Lowe;
  • The Father-Daughter Talk – R. C. Blakes Jr.;
  • The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People – David Niven, Ph.D.;
  • Elizabeth Taylor: A Shining Legacy on Film – Cindy De La Hoz;
  • The Law Of Confession – Dr. Bill Winston;
  • On The Right Track – Marion Jones;
  • Bruce Lee’s Fighting Method: The Complete Edition – Bruce Lee, M. Uyehara;
  • Thoughts – Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins;
  • Lost & Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life – Sarah Jakes;
  • What Color Is Your Parachute? – Richard N. Bolles;
  • The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale;
  • Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill.

Searching for New Reading Material

What titles and authors can you add to this list? Feel free to comment in the section below. Happy reading!

– Kimberly Williams

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Leland Cena says:

    Great article! I really enjoy reading your website! Thanks!


    1. KWill says:

      Leland, thanks for your feedback. Don’t forget to subscribe so you can receive the latest posts!


  2. Shell says:

    These are very interesting titles. Are these titles from your personal collection?


    1. Yes, Shell, most of the book titles are from my collection. Nice observation!


  3. Kid # 2 says:

    I love reading on my e-reader. This device helped me to declutter my house.


    1. I like physical books, Kid # 2. Sorry, I am just not there yet, but maybe one day.


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