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The Plague of Books

Here is a list of books about plague. Spend time isolated reading a good book! 🙂 You can read non-fiction, fiction based on true events, or fiction based on the present or future virus. You can read about zombies, viruses or even E.T. diseases with sci-fi elements. Whatever you fancy, here is a list for your reading pleasure! Happy reading, Book Nerds!

  • “Fever 1793” by Laurie Halse Anderson (Yellow Fever)
  • “Journal of Plague Years” by Norman Spinrad (HIV/AIDS)
  • “A Journal of the Plague Year” by Daniel Defoe (bubonic plague)
  • “Pale Horse, Pale Rider” by Katherine Anne Porter (Spanish Flu)
  • “The Plague” by Albert Camus (Cholera 1849)
  • “The Andromeda Strain” by Michael Crichton (ET microorganism)
  • “The Stand” by Stephen King (virus)
  • “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • “The Child Garden” by Geoff Ryman (futurist society with virus)
  • “”Ammonite” by Nicola Griffith (Future epidemic)
  • “Beauty Salon” by Mario Bellatin (only men die of disease)
  • “Blindness” by Jose Saramago (everyone becomes blind)
  • “The Years of Rice and Salt” by Kim Stanley Robinson (Bubonic plague)
  • “Bird Box” by Josh Malerman (disease)
  • “Oryx and Crake” by Margaret Atwood (Plague)
  • “The Children’s Hospital” by Chris Adrian
  • “The Transmigration of Bodies” by Yuri Herrera
  • “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandrel
  • “Find me” by Laura Van Den Berg (erases memory)
  • “Severance” by Ling Ma
  • “The Book of M” by Pong Shepherd
  • “The Old Drift” by Namwali Serpell (Zambia AIDS/HIV)
  • “World War of Z” by Max Brooks
  • “Zombie Survival Guide” by Max Brooks
  • “The Walking Dead” by Robert Kirkman
  • “Cabin at the End of the World” by Paul G. Tremblay
  • Y: The Last Man” by Brian K. Vaughan
  • “Cold Storage” by David Koepp
  • “The Champions” by Katie M. Flynn
  • “The End of October” by Lawrence Wright
  • “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe
  • “The Passage” by Justin Cronin (Vampires)
  • “Zone One” by Colson Whiteheard
  • “The Last Man” by Mary Shelley
  • “I am Legend” by Richard Matheson
  • “Wilder Girls” by Rory Power
  • “Cherry” by Nico Walker
  • “Feed” by Sean McGuire
  • “Pride, Prejudice, and Zombies” by Seth Grahame-Smith
  • Earth Abides” by George R. Stewart

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