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A safe space for community thinking, rest and inspiration for turning isolation into hibernation, because now is the time to get close, no matter the distance.

We asked, you answered!

We are all a little guilty of wanting to read more but always finding an excuse to do otherwise. As one of you pointed out, now is the time to "pour over all the beautiful coffee table books" we have for decoration. It seems we're all needing something to pass the time, especially if we are going to be stuck inside. So here are some of your recommendations (or keep scrolling to see what you recommended to us a few weeks ago for our first ever Colsie Book Club)!

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

Rise Sister Rise by Rebecca Campbell

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith

Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilkas Story by Heather Morris

Becoming by Michelle Obama

The Overstory by Richard Powers

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Recipes and Rituals to Realign the Body and Mind by Danielle Copperman

The Binding by Bridget Collins

Where'd you Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

But wait, there's even more goodness.

A few months ago on Instagram, we asked what your favourite reads are for feeling calm and got a lot of great responses (we love when you guys do that). With nights drawing darker and temperatures slowly dropping, when better to share the list of reads that you shared with us? So here is our first-ever Colsie Book Club list, made by you.

From fantasy to reality to I'm-not-crying-you're-crying love stories, you guys have great taste. Check out the list below to find a new read for staying at home.

The Series (because how can you pick just one?)

  1. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling 
  2. Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  3. Shakespeare's Sonnets

The timeless classic to sink your teeth into

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  2. Little Women by Louise May Alcott
  3. Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  4. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte “Acton Bell”
  5. Dracula by Bram Stoker

For when you need a little cry

  1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffengger
  2. Normal People by Sally Rooney
  3. Still Me by Jojo Moyes
  4. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Something a bit more real

  1. This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
  2. The New Homesteader by Bella and Nick Ivins
  3. Idiot Verse by Keaton Henson


TBCo. is more than a brand, it’s a community. That’s why when things started getting weird, we came to you for your help on how to move forward together! And in true TBCo. family fashion, you all showed up for us with great tips, ideas and encouragement on how to make the best out of all the time we’re all spending at home. Amidst all of the uncertainty, we want to be a place of rest and inspiration, a resource for responding to panic with peace and a way to be together, even while apart. Because now is the time for getting close, no matter the distance.
A safe space for community thinking and tips for turning isolation into hibernation, because now is the time to get close, no matter the distance. 

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