Looking for something new to read while staying at home? Pulitzer staff members compiled a list of books—ranging from cultural criticism to laugh-out-loud comedy to sustainable living—that we’ve been digging into or re-visiting during this time. Browse these picks and more online at Left Bank Books.


Equal of the Sun
Anita Amirrezvani

My Life in France
Julia Child

Known and Strange Things: Essays
Teju Cole

Sabrina & Corina
Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Words of Fire: An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought
Edited by Beverly Guy-Sheftall

All About Love: New Visions
bell hooks

The Word is Murder
Anthony Horowitz

The Star Side of Bird Hill: A Novel
Naomi Jackson

Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste
Bea Johnson

Trees of Missouri: Field Guide
Stan Tekiela

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
Toni Morrison

Maggie Nelson

The Sympathizer: A Novel
Viet Thanh Nguyen

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy
Jenny Odell

David Sedaris

Ali Smith

The Faraway Nearby
Rebecca Solnit

The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing


For more recommendations, check out our reading list for Terry Adkins: Resounding here.