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You’re probably wondering why I’ve been MIA for over a month. Well, a bout of chronic illness struck basically leaving me incapable of doing anything other than sleeping. You’re totally jealous, I know.

While sitting in my bed watching Stranger Things, I started thinking about what books I read when I get sick. When I do have my bouts of sickness, I always seem to come back to certain books for a reread to get me through my days. Do I recommend all of these books? Probably not, but they do something good for me.


I’ll start out with an old classic: The Selection series by Kiera Cass, specifically The One because I like getting straight to the good stuff aka canon Romance. I don’t reread The One as much anymore when sick, but it was a STAPLE of my High School life. While Kiera Cass may not be the best of human beings and the series has its trope-y problems, there’s nothing better than a romance with a Prince…. and Maxon is the best of them.

If you’re looking for a thinly veiled dystopian version of the Bachelor, then this series is probably your next perfect sick read.



Historical Romance is my refuge. It’s what started my romance obsession. Naturally, I have one in my sick reads arsenal.

Dukes Prefer Blondes is one of the audiobooks that I always listen to while sick. I truly don’t know why I like the audiobook so much when there are much better narrators out there. In all honesty, the narrator kind of makes the plot confusing. That aside, I love the plot of Dukes Prefer Blondes. There’s multiple near death experiences (a plus for me), a surprise inheritance, and a smart society girl who falls for a barrister who was a childhood acquaintance. 




Night Huntress is one of those series that I can’t explain why I like. Honestly, besides the vampires it’s a mystery. I will forever be stuck with this series awaiting the day that Ian’s book comes out…

One of the reasons why I read this book so much when I’m sick is because the audiobook is amazing. There are a ton of different accents that characters have, so it’s a fun experience with a good narrator. Also, vampire romances are kind of home for me considering Twilight was the first book I read willingly.





2 thoughts on “Sick? I Read These Books

  1. Hope you’re feeling better! The One definitely sounds like a good read for when you’re sick. I have some really fond memories of (re)reading Harry Potter, Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus while sick, but now when I’m sick I just pick up whatever I’m in the mood for 🙂


  2. i hope you feel better!! 🙂


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