What to read during social isolation?

Half-empty streets, closed borders, people preparing as if the world will end tomorrow… The virus that spreads faster then it could be detected and contained… Yeah, it sounds like a great book plot, but sadly it has become a reality.

Governments all over the world are advising people to practice social isolation if they are not quarantined already. Gloomy weeks ahead of us, people. 

So I  was thinking… Instead of reading the news all day long and losing your patience because one tiny orange man who thinks he knows the best and there is no need for him to get tested and if you are even more annoyed after reading that article about underage girls attending his yacht parties during Look of the Year competitions in the nineties… Here is the list of dystopian books we believe is better to lose yourself into. 

  • Hunger Games trilogy by Susanne Collins. Many of you have probably read these books already, watched the movies – several times. But it is never bad to remind ourselves why Katniss Everdeen is still one of the most kick-ass female characters of all time. 
  • Divergent series by Veronica Roth. If you haven’t gotten to these books yet, it is a prime time to pick them up. It was one of the more refreshing reads in the sea of young adult novels back when it was first published and it still is a must-read for people interested in this genre.
  • This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers. Zombie apocalypse at its finest. Summers is the author you definitely want to add to your TBR list. 
  • Delirium series by Lauren Oliver. An illness that government treats with Cure once every citizen turns eighteen. Hm… Just read it. 
  • Partial Sequence trilogy by Dan Wells. This is a perfect choice for those of you who prefer a bit of SF mixed with your apocalypse. In the distant future our world has been taken over by engendered organic beings, AI, if you will, and most of the human population was killed by a weaponized virus.
  • Penryn and the End of Days trilogy by Susan Ee. Fallen angels and apocalypse? Yes, please. One of the craziest takes on the biblical narrative. Trust us, these are not the angels nor the storyline you would expect. 

Until next time, stay safe, read books and give us your recommendations in the comments below. 

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