There’s been a slew of novels set in the pandemic on Netgalley recently and I for one am not here for them. I am so tired of lockdown and COVID and social isolation–the last thing I want to read for fun is something that highlights these things. Give me escapism baby!
I want a first kiss that isn’t predicated on a test, quarantine, and wondering what to do with the masks. I want lovers that can see all of each other with ease. I want hugs and dates.
I’m sure that a great writer could make this work but it just doesn’t call to me at all.
How about you? Are you ready for stories that feature the pandemic?