Since the quarantine, everybody has been spending more time on their phones than usual. Even though we are saved inside our homes from the COVID-19 spreading but that comes along with the boredom. Therefore, the best way to enjoy your quarantine days at home is to keep yourself engage with eBooks. eBooks can be your best friends during this time to cure your boredom. They are your perfect partner as they don’t eat up spaces on your shelf. Everything just in one device.

Where to download Kindle?

The Amazon Kindle is available in both Apple Store and Google Play for FREE.

After downloading the application, feel free to visit the > category > Kindle eBooks

Before you purchase those eBooks, you can download a sample of the book for FREE! This allows you to choose the best book that you’re interested in. After downloading the sample, it will directly be in your Kindle App.

Why Kindle?

Your device is now just like a portable library. You do not need to worry about running out of books anymore because you’re on quarantine with your “portable library”.

I get tired holding the book and couldn’t find the right position to read a book without getting my hand hurt so that caused me to not read much.  Also, after finished reading the books, I just don’t have enough shelf for them, so they would be lying on the floor. Apparently, I tried downloading the Kindle application and it changed my life! I can make the print larger or even change the background and text color. 

If you’re not sure which eBook you should start reading then let me recommend some interesting eBooks I’ve read. 

Tip on before purchasing a book: Always download the sample first!

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Price: $7.26

Genres: novel, fantasy, children’s literature, young adult fiction, fantasy fiction

“A boy too old to be a kid, too young to be a man”

Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls

I was in the mood for a horror story and yes, I admit that I bought this eBook because the cover was giving off the horror vibe. Also, I would say that I DID NOT REGRET purchasing the book at all. This is one of the best books I’ve read so far. The first book to ever make me cry.

Summary: The story is simply about a 13-year-old boy, Conor who often gets bullied by his friends at school. He lives with his mother who is diagnosed with terminal cancer. As for his father, he is currently living in America with a new family. During his mother’s time, he goes live with his grandmother, who he doesn’t really like… oops. I do not want to spoil the story but here is the thing, a tree monster visiting Conor every night at EXACTLY 12:07 hrs. What was the monster’s purpose? Was he harmful or was he friendly? You can find out in the book!

Thoughts on the book? I personally think that this book is not a kid’s book. I think it’s the book that teaches adults. The story was beautiful and touching. At first, I thought this was just some bedtime story for kids but as I read, I felt that there was something interesting to look forward to in the book. Especially the last part that really hits me. Learning the truth of why Conor make that decision made me realize something that even I don’t want to admit.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Price: $14.95

Genres: fairy tale, horror fiction, children’s literature, dark fantasy, fantasy fiction, paranormal fiction

“When you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave”

Neil Gaiman, Coraline

The first dark fantasy book I’ve ever read. One that doesn’t make me sobs badly like the book I recommended previously. Some part was a bit haunting to read, but this is the horror book I’ve been waiting for.

Summary: The story is about a girl named Coraline who found a way to another house that looked exactly to her home. The only difference in this house is that there is something much better and exciting than her original home, her parents. Here, her parents seemed more nice and caring. They also really wanted Coraline to live in this house. As time goes by, there seems to be something strange in the house where Coraline must use her courage to find the truth. She needs to get back to her original life before everything is too late.

Thoughts on the book? I feel that they are THRILLING. The book kind of appeared to be a children’s book but there were also some haunting scenes. I think the book wanted to give off the message to the children and all adults that overcoming their fears is possible. To be honest, the book had taught me to be just like Coraline: brave and fight for what I think is right. I felt like I have this motivation thingy to fight my fears after reading the book. Overall, I enjoyed the Coraline adventure. it was intense to read after all.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Price: $12.86

Genres: non-fiction

“This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future, but to free yourself of the past and imagine alternative destinies”

Yuval Noah Harari, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Can I call this book “My Life-Changing Book”? I think this book should be the book bucket list you need to read. This is one of the good books I’ve ever read in my life in many ways that couldn’t be explained. It’s like I’m immersed in a whole new different world. Do you think I’m just overreacting? Why don’t you try reading this book then tell me what’s it’s like?

Summary: A Brief History of Humankind presents the history of mankind through three major revolutions: the cognitive revolution, agricultural revolution, and the scientific revolution. The book tells the story of humanity or homo sapiens through different eras. From the past to the present.

Thoughts on the book? The book isn’t all about storytelling, but I feel that there is the interpolation of humanity or homo sapien throughout the book. So many questions popped up in my head as I was reading the book. I question myself about what’s wrong with society, culture, and the world.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Price: $6.83

Genres: novel, young adult fiction, Epistolary novel, Bildungsroman

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

I couldn’t wait for this movie to be released on Netflix, so I ordered it in Kindle. Honestly, there were so many charms in the book that I went awwww several times as I was reading it. I think people of all ages could actually get immerse into the story too as it allows people who have gone through a similar situation at that age to look back on themselves.

Summary: The story of Charlie, a first-year high school student, introverted and is trying to socialize. Charlie often writes notes about what he encountered every day to his friend. Unexpectedly, Charlie became friends with Patrick, a senior who didn’t pass his course. Patrick was the first person to talk to him and introduces Charlie to his sister from his stepfather, Sam. The two siblings invited Charlie to a party at their house and one of the friends secretly add marijuana in Charlie’s food. Causing him to gush out his feelings inside his heart, including the story of his deceased best friend. Everyone listened to Charlie’s story and thought that it would be necessary to help Charlie get out of his grief. They treat Charlie as one of their important friends. That was the best moment of his life.

Thoughts on the book? The progression of the book allows me to fully absorbs the emotions of the characters. I feel like most people who read the book could relate it to their childhood day. Being a child that no one accepted as a friend is sad. And even just one, JUST ONE who chooses to accept what I am really am then that’s enough. There were also thoughts that popped up in my head: You never know what he or she had encountered in the past before. So, it is not okay to judge others because you do not know what they have gone through. Growing up requires encouragement and struggle. There is no one there to come and fix all our problems, but there will be people who will always be by your side and support you along the journey. This is the book that I will definitely reread in the future.

The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

Price: $0.99

Genres: biography, autobiography

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.”

The Diary of A Young Girl, Anne Frank

This book is a piece of a historical event that reminds us of how the war had damaged an innocent girl, Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who received a diary as a birthday gift for her 13th birthday.

Summary: One of the largest Holocaust was a Nazi event during World War 2. The war killed millions of Jews. Even at the end of the war, it became a wound that the generations would never forget and pray that this massacre would not occur again. The heartbreaking about the event is that there are innocent people that suffered in the war. Especially the little ones who suffer the war that they did not create. Anne Frank tells the story of her life during those time with her family who hid in the secret room in Amsterdam. The book tells us about what she did in a day, her feelings about her family members, and feelings about the people around her. She wrote the diary on 12 June 1942 and ended on 1 August 1944.

Thoughts on the book?

First of all, I am amazed by her writing skills and her knowledge that is beyond her age. This is probably due to her father that always encouraged her and her sisters to read the book. Her words are pure and sincere from her feelings. After I finished the book, one thing that remained mysterious to me, and I am pretty sure, to everyone too: who snitched on her family and why? In her diary, she also wrote that one day she wanted to become a writer. And she already fulfilled that dream and her diary became one of the most significant books in the world for a significant historical event. Thanks to her book that it has been encouraging people to fight for peace.

And that’s it for all the eBooks I recommend reading during the quarantine. I’m sure that you will not regret reading.

If you’re interested in any of the books you can purchase them in Amazon Kindle here:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank

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