We’ve compiled a list of the most favored books read by our neighbors during the pandemic: over 30 titles!

Here are just a few: American Dirt, Where the Crawdads Sing, The Splendid and the Vile, and The Giver of Stars.


The Alice Network by Kate Quinn

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

Dutch House by Ann Patchett

Faithful Place by Tana French

Gentleman from Moscow by Amor Towles

The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guest List  by Lucy Foey

How to be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style and Bad Habits by Caroline de Maigret

Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love by Dani Shapiro 

Inspector Gamache by Louise Penny

Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

The Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig

Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende

Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II  by Mitchell Zuckoff 

Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World by Admiral William H. McRaven

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

The Orphan Masters Son by Adam Johnson

Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint by Nadia Boltz-Weber

The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Some Danger Involved by Will Thomas

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl 

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.

Tell Me More by Kim Corrigan 

There There by Tommy Orange

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Educated by Tara Westover

Cooking for Pi8casso by Camille Aubray

The Dutch House.


Bridgerton - Netflix

Fisherman's Friends - for music lovers that love beautiful scenery is a compelling series - Netflix

Money Heist - Netflix

Queens Gambit - Netflix

Schitt's Creek – fun comedy - Amazon Prime and Netflix

The Undoing - HBO Max and Amazon Prime

Unorthodox - Netflix


1917 – Showtime, Amazon Prime

3:10 to Yuma - Peacock

The Biggest Little Farm - Hulu

Da 5 Bloods - Netflix

Emma – old and new versions - Hulu, Amazon Prime, HBO 

A fish called Wanda – HBO Max

Get Out - Hulu and Sling Premium or rental

Hillbilly Elegy - Netflix

Jane Fonda in Five Acts - HBO Max and Am Prime

Jojo Rabbit – HBO Max

The Life Ahead - Sophia Lauren - Netflix

The One and Only Ivan – Disney Plus

Quartet – Netflix

Robin’s Wish - 3.99 various streaming

Social Dilemma - Netflix

Trial of the Chicago 7 – Netflix

Two Popes – Netflix, also Young Pope – Amazon Prime and HBO Max, New Pope – HBO Max

Chariots of Fire - Netflix and various streaming

Lincoln Lawyer - New on Netflix and various streaming Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey - Netflix

Money Heist - Spanish series on Netflix - Both dubbing and subtitles available

Vintage Movies:

Hitchcock movies, Bogart movies, James Bond movies, Katherine Hepburn movies, Billy Wilder’s The Apartment

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