Books to Download ASAP
March 13, 2020
If you’ve already binge-watched the latest true crime doc, maybe it’s time to go old school and read a book. You can download these trending reads from the comfort of your couch. (Pro tip: If you have a local library card, you might be able to “borrow” a virtual copy for free!)
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. If you love a good murder-mystery, this book won’t disappoint. It follows the story of a murder in small-town North Carolina back in 1969, and the isolated woman who finds herself accused.
- The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes. Based on a true story, this tale shines the spotlight on five women in Depression-era Kentucky. They decide to join Eleanor Roosevelt’s traveling library initiative and start delivering books to folks living in the nearby mountains, and empowerment (with a bit of drama) ensues.
- The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson. Looking for some non-fiction? Brush up on your British history with his book, which explores the backstory of Winston Churchill, perhaps the most famous Prime Minister of England in the country’s history.
- Educated by Tara Westover. Having been raised by survivalists, Tara Westover was 17 the first time she saw the inside of a classroom. And yet she would go on to Cambridge and Harvard. This is her true story.
- The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates. If you really just need a pick-me-up right now, let Melinda Gates (wife of Bill Gates), provide it. Melinda weaves a powerful narrative about her life, focusing on the hard-working, world-changing women she’s met along the way and calling everyone to support the mountain-moving women in their own lives.