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Social Distancing TBR

I want to start out by making it abundantly clear that I am not meaning to minimize the severity of this situation or make light of the suffering of anyone in any way, the only thing I meant to do in this post is talk about what I am reading, as that is one of my only coping mechanism and is likely a shared one. 

Hi, friends! I am off for work for at least two weeks (potentially more. as in up to eight weeks but that is very overwhelming and thinking about having nothing to do for eight weeks is too much so we’re not going to think about that right now), and since I and one of my parents are immunocompromised, my family and are practicing social distancing. As I write this I have just returned home from my last trip anywhere for the foreseeable future, so it seems fitting.

While I am technically in school, my school work takes up almost no time and a good amount of my days are normally spent at work or doing things for work, so since that has just….come to a halt, I have too much time. I have only been off of work indefinitely for three days and I spent all of yesterday miserable and bored, so I decided to come up with a bit of a personal schedule and TBR and decided I would share.

I can read multiple books at one time, so therefore I have divided the books I want to read into three piles and will be talking about it in that manner. My general plan is to read genre one (nonfiction) in the morings, genre two (science fiction, dystopian, all that fun stuff) in the afternoons, and genre three (contemporary) in the evening. In case anyone was curious as to the reasoning of that, it is just because nonfiction will keep me in a schoolish mood in the morning when I plan to do my schoolwork, and the science fiction and dystopian in the afternoon will be drowned out by the contemporary so that I don’t get nightmares. Anyways, here is a general TBR for my next two weeks. I know I will not read all of these, but this way I have options for each category.

Non Fiction Books

Science Fiction, Thrillers, Fantasy, Whatever lol


Last but not least, Contemporary


Okay, so like I said, I obviously will not be reading all of these books, but here are the ones I am considering heavily right now. As I said earlier, I use reading as a main coping mechanism, but I thought I would share some others right now in case you are looking for more.

  • Listening to podcasts! Two of my favorites at the moment are The Trypod and Queer as Fact.
  • Knitting
  • Writing
  • Journaling
  • Watching light hearted TV!

Okay, I think that’s it for today! Stay safe, friends! This is a rough time and if you need to talk, feel free to reach out.

7 thoughts on “Social Distancing TBR

  1. This is a great list – several are on my TBR too! Like Illuminae, Aurora Rising, The Infinite Noise, This Savage Song…loads. Though things are rough now, I think it’s lucky that we already have a go-to indoor activity that we love, and can brighten otherwise dark and relatively lonely days!


  2. We just found out that we may not be working for a while and I’m so nervous. I only have a few unread books so I don’t know what to do.


  3. This looks like a great TBR! Loving all the queer history nonfiction, and you’ve got some truly amazing fiction as well. The Infinite Noise and This Savage Song are both fantastic! Happy reading, and stay safe ❤


  4. Wishing you all the best luck and hoping you stay safe and healthy during these rough times. Your tbr looks like a lot of fun – fingers crossed you like all of them 🙂 ❤


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