Copywriter extraordinaire and notorious bookworm, MINCA’s friend Liz Hammond has been our longtime resource when it comes time to snuggling up with a good book. As part of our #ATHOMEWITHMINCA series, we’ve asked Liz to put together a list of feel-good fiction to keep your spirits high while you’re self-isolating. 

Daisy Jones & The Six 

Taylor Jenkins Reid 
Think of this book as your ticket to the world of Penny Lane circa Almost Famous. Written in the form of interviews with an iconic 1970s rock band, it will take you off your couch and into a sexier, simpler decade.


Don’t You Forget About Me 
Mhairi Mcfarlane 
The cutest love story that reads like your favourite rom com. It’s chicklit with a little substance—I couldn’t put it down! 


Summer of ‘69
Elin Hilderbrand
Truth—every summer I wait for Elin’s latest romance drama set in a dreamy vacation destination (usually the Hamptons, Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard). They are addictive and the good news—she has over 20 summer novels you can dig into and escape. 


The Kiss Quotient 
Helen Hoang
Because who doesn’t love a bit of light erotica during self-isolation? Romance novels don’t have to be cringey—this one has a set of characters you’ll fall in love with and some steamy scenes for these long afternoons at home. 


Female Persuasion
Meg Wolitzer
Whenever anyone asks me for a good book suggestion, this is always at the top of my list. This story of a college freshman who meets a feminist mentor that changes the course of her life is one to savour.