Remix Reads; books to keep you occupied during iso

We're stuck at home so the bad news is you can't buy paperbacks from the store, but the good news is you can still purchase books online to read on your device/books app/kindle for a sliver of a paperback price.

I can appreciate everyone has different tastes, and the salacious celebrity memoir might not go down so well for the sci-fi fan, so here's the best books to read during ISO based on your fave genre...


These are the best DYSTOPIAN books of all time... (it is a pandemic after all)

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

1984 by George Orwell

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Uglies by Scott Westerfield

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Animal Farm by George Orwell

The Road by Cormac McCarthy



These are the best LGBTQ books with great insight into the rainbow community...

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Orlando by Virginia Woolf

Less by Andrew Sean Greer 


These CELEBRITY MEMOIRS will inspire, entertain and shock you...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Scar tissue by Anthony Kiedis

Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Life by Keith Richards

Dear Girls by Ali Wong

Wildflower by Drew Barrymore


These HISTORICAL FICTION books make history come to life...

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden


These ROMANCE novels are bound to make you cry (no Shades of Grey here, sorry)

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks 

Nobody’s Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

Me Before You by JoJo Moyes


These iconic FANTASY/SCI-FI books should be read by all...

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes

And all the Harry Potter books of course!