5 Heartening Books to Read During Quarantine

Posted On May 4, 2020

Jodi Picoult is an author that writes about a vast array of topics from abortion to family relationships to fairy-tale ending books, in collaboration with her daughter. A widely read author, Picoult has been writing books that capture her audience in exciting ways with very controversial hot topics such as school shootings. Picoult is an American writer who has achieved many awards for her fictional creations. She has managed to hit a spot in her readers with her passionate words on such hard topics by using different character perspectives about the topic at hand. In my opinion, the most noteworthy point of her books is that there is never a protagonist!

These by far are the top five books by this wonderful author that you definitely have to read;

1. Handle with Care (2009)

Each main part of the book is introduced with a precise baking recipe created by Charlotte, the mother of Willow who suffers from a very rare bone disease. This book shows you all the main characters perspectives as Charlotte in order to protect Willow financially for the remainder of her life; sues her doctor for wrongful birth. A heart-breaking novel but read to find out whether she wins or not…

2. Nineteen Minutes (2007)

School shootings are a hot topic in America and have been for a while, with obvious reasons of course! Picoult uses this topic to show all sides of a story where a school shooting occurs and where the blame should lay…

3. Small Great Things (2016)

Any death is wrong and unforgiving. But, when a new-born baby dies, the hunt for blame is critical for a family, but when prejudice and power are brought into finding a person to blame, it truly opens your eyes…

4. House Rules (2010)

Any form of disorder is confusing and complex, but it does not define a person, it adds to their character but when that person is also on trial for murder as they “look and act suspicious” it can lead to finding out about yourself…

5. A Spark of Light (2018)

Abortion is another hot topic in western civilisation, and the question is: Is it really murder? Everyone has their opinion about it as they rightly should but this novel is deeply involving and thought-provoking, making any person who wobbles on the matter think twice…

If Picoult’s novels have grabbed your attention, you definitely need to give them a go! Happy reading!

Written by Mel Ramage

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