Allie’s Reading List: Safe at Home Edition

Hey readers! I usually share my reading list each season, but since most of us are staying safe at home right now I thought it would be a good time to share another one. I will still be posting what I have been reading this spring in a separate post (which won’t be until June). You can also check out my previous reading list, which shared what I read last winter. This post will be a compilation of my favorite books that I have read recently. I hope you enjoy!

To all of the OTs, other healthcare professionals, and essential workers who are unable to stay safe at home right now – THANK YOU. I hope that on your days off you can find some rest, relaxation, and occupational balance with a good book.

You may notice that my favorite books tend to be easy-to-read with light topics. I like being able to get lost in a book that takes me to a happy place, preferably with a happy ending. I’m a fan of romance, sometimes with a little mystery. I would definitely consider myself a lover of chick-lit. As for audiobooks, I love memoirs. My audiobook choices are often heavier topics. Here is my list of books that I recommend reading while you are staying safe at home:

Books & E-Books

Beach Read by Emily Henry

The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand

Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

The Glass Ocean by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White

The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Still Alice by Lisa Genova


From Scratch: A Memoir of Love, Sicily, and Finding Home by Tembi Locke

The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates

Educated by Tara Westover

Poetry & Coffee Table Books

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur

Currently Reading


Good Girls Lie by J. T. Ellison


Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller

On My List

Books & E-Books:

A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams

The Beach Club by Elin Hilderbrand

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

The Switch by Beth O’Leary

The Jetsetters by Amanda Eyre Ward

The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver


I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum

If you read or have already read any of these books, comment your thoughts below. Thanks for reading!


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