Looking for something to keep you busy while you’re stuck at home isolating from COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)? Why not pick up a book? That’s probably what GOT7’s Jinyoung is doing to keep himself busy; after all, he’s a huge bookworm. If you’re in need of recommendations, take a look at this list of 10 books he’s talked about or been spotted with.
1. Me Before You
Jinyoung was spotted with a copy of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes at the airport.
This is a romance novel is about an ordinary girl who begins working for a moody, wheelchair-bound boss and sets out to show him life is still worth living.
2. The Fault In Our Stars
In a 2014 interview, Jinyoung revealed that his motto is a quote from The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.”
This is a romance novel about two teenagers with cancer who meet at a support group and take on the world together.
3. The Girl on Paper
Jinyoung was reading The Girl on Paper by Guillaume Musso on an episode Real GOT7.
This is a romance novel about a struggling author who somehow meets a character from his books in real life.
4. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Jinyoung recommended The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald back in 2015.
This is a classic short story about a man who is born elderly and begins aging backwards.
5. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Jinyoung also recommended Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind in 2015.
This is a classic thriller about a man with an incredible sense of smell who becomes obsessed with capturing the scents of everything in perfume—including people.
6. The Kite Runner
Fans spotted The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini in a pile of books in Jinyoung’s room.
This is a historical story set in Afghanistan about a wealthy boy who strikes up an unlikely friendship with the son of his father’s servant.
7. To Kill a Mockingbird
Another book fans spotted in Jinyoung’s book collection is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
This is a classic novel told through the eyes of the children of a lawyer in the 1903s who is defending a black man falsely charged with assaulting a white girl.
8. Norwegian Wood
At a fansign in 2016, Jinyoung revealed he read Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami when he was feeling depressed. BTS’s RM and Red Velvet’s Yeri have read this book too.
This is a novel about a Tokyo college student who finds himself drawn to a new woman after the passion between him and his first love is destroyed by the death of their mutual best friend.
9. The Little Prince
In an interview literary magazine Littor, Jinyoung named three books as his all-time favorites. One was The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
This is a classic children’s story about a little boy who travels the universe learning about adult behavior.
10. Human Acts
Another of Jinyoung’s favorite books is Human Acts by Han Kang.
This is a historical story about a young Korean boy who is killed in a violent student uprising, told through the eyes of those he left behind.
11. No Longer Human
The final read Jinyoung named as one of the books of his life is No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai.
This is a novel about a man who feels he’s lost his humanity when he finds himself caught between traditional Japanese aristocratic values and new Western ideas.