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Favorite Light Reads For Distracting Times

Some people turn to dystopian pandemic books in times like these, while others want lighthearted reads. Gayle and Nicole’s usual fare tends toward the depressing and heavy, but they do read light books every now and again. Here are some of their favorite lighter reads that are still worthwhile. These are a good bet if you want a distraction that will engage you but not stress you out.

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Books mentioned in this episode:

What We’re Reading
Writers & Lovers by Lily King (Gayle’s review here)
Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel (Gayle’s review here)
The Followers by Megan Angelo
Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman
Fates And Furies by Lauren Groff
Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
The Majesties by Tiffany Tsao
The Holdout by Graham Moore

Light Books
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (Gayle’s review here)
Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne (Gayle’s review here)
The Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion (Gayle’s review here)
City Of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Book Of Essie by Megan MacLean Weir (Gayle’s review here) (NOTE this book has some dark themes and issues)
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Gayle’s review here)
A Window Opens by Elizabeth Egan (Gayle’s review here)
The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory
Lost and Found by Carolyn Parkhurst (Gayle’s review here)
Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss by Rajeev Balasubramanyam

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