You now have all the time needed to do something that is outside your usual schedule and routine as a result of home quarantine and social distancing measures triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. At some point, however, you might feel bored, especially after hours of streaming through your favorite shows and movies, prompting you to find something else to do while at home. And there is nothing better to do to pass up the time than to read a good book, which can provide you with either comfort, escape, or something to learn depending on the genre.

As the COVID-19 threat continues, now is the time to enjoy something that stimulates your brain while requiring little to no net bandwidth. Without further ado, here are 15 of the best new books to read while in quarantine:

1. The Bad Seed
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The first of three books, Jory John's The Bad Seed was Amazon Prime's Most Read Title of 2019. This bestselling children's book by the author of the Goodnight Already! series is about a literal "bad seed" with a bad temper, bad manners and bad attitude, and proves that positive change is possible within all of us.

2. Devoted
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Dean Koontz' Devoted is an epic thriller about a terrifying killer and a singular compassion that is needed to defeat him. This book is best read if you have a four-legged friend with you since (like most of the author's other works) it features a dog that is pivotal to the plot.

3. The Overdue Life Of Amy Byler
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An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller, and a Goodreads Choice Award finalist, Kelly Harms' The Overdue Life of Amy Byler is about the titular single mom and librarian who has to balance the demands of family with the pressures of her own life.

4. When We Believed In Mermaids
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When We Believed In Mermaids by Barbara O'Neal (The Art Of Inheriting Secrets) is an emotional tale about two sisters who have to navigate through an ocean of lies while searching for the truth before they can reunite. An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller, it is available in Kindle, paperback and audiobook formats.

5. The Missing Sister
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Elle Marr's The Missing Sister -- available in Kindle and other formats -- is an Amazon Chart bestselling novel about a San Diego medical student who navigates around the underbelly of Paris in search of her (seemingly dead) twin sister, all while trusting no one and avoiding the local police.

6. If You Tell
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If You Tell by New York Times bestselling author Gregg Olsen is a shocking and empowering true-crime story of absolute evil and survival. It centers on three sisters -- Nikki, Sami and Tori -- who are determined to survive their sadistic mother's house of horrors.

7. The Murmur Of Bees
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The Murmur of Bees by bestselling Mexican author Sofia Segovia is her first work to be translated into English. Set in the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, it centers on a mysterious child with the power to protect his adopted family from various threats - both human and from nature.

8. Where The Forest Meets The Stars
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Glendy Vanderah's debut novel brings the magic of everyday miracles to the confines of your home! Available in Kindle, audiobook and other formats, Where The Forest Meets The Stars centers on breast cancer survivor Jo, her reclusive neighbor Gabe, and their encounters with a mysterious child who teaches them how to love and trust again.

9. In An Instant
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Suzanne Redfearn's In An Instant is "a deeply moving story of carrying on even when it seems impossible." Available in Kindle and other formats, the story centers on the family of 16-year-old Finn Miller, who was killed along with several others in a devastating car accident over the side of a mountain.

10. The Stillwater Girls
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The Stillwater Girls by Minka Kent (The Thinnest Air) is "a chilling novel of psychological suspense." Available in Kindle, audiobook and other formats, it centers on two upstate New York sisters raised in fear who must break rules and "confront something more chilling than the unknowable."

11. Regretting You
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Regretting You by Colleen Hoover is a must read for both mothers and daughters. A Wall Street Journal bestseller, the story centers on Morgan and her 16-year-old daughter Ciara, who are struggling to get back together with each passing day and in the face of various trials that threaten to keep them further apart.

12. American Dirt
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An Oprah's Book Club pick that author Stephen King described as "extraordinary," American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is the story of a woman who, together with her son, must leave her hometown all the way to the United States to escape the clutches of a ruthless drug cartel boss.

13. The Splendid And The Vile
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Erik Larson's The Splendid And The Vile is a great non-fiction book that, in the words of NPR, "reads like a novel." It centers on Prime Minister Winston Churchill and how his eloquence, courage and perserverance bound Britain (and his family) together, especially in the face of Adolf Hitler's deadly Blitz bombing campaigns over the country.

14. In The Heart Of The Fire
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Available in Kindle and audiobook formats, Dean Koontz' In The Heart Of The Fire is the first part of the Nameless collection of short stories. The book centers on Nameless, a vigilante nomad who has to fight a bloodthirsty sheriff that is terrorizing a small Texas town.

15. Last Day
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Last Day by celebrated New York Times bestselling author Luanne Rice is a story of a seaside town shaken by violent crime and a tragic family loss. It centers on Kate and a famous (and significant) painting that was stolen on the same day her sister was killed.