We are all dealing with the current global pandemic in different ways. Whether you are looking for books about pandemics or diseases to get more details, or you are seeking novels to help escape our current reality, Half Price Books has you covered. We recently launched Reviews on our website and customers have been sharing their thoughts on their current quarantine reads. Check out some of the books that our customers have been reading during their quarantine!

Books Customers Recommended to Relax and Escape Reality:

The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto
“I keep giving my copy away! Mesmerizing! The value of goodness, gratitude & love captured my water. Perfect read for Covid-19 isolation.”

The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
“This sweet story explains how our hearts are connected to those we love… (other people, animals, those who have died) by an invisible string.”

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Márquez
“From the fairy tale romanticism of star crossed lovers to the practical, flawed human beings that love differently, yet again; this is a romance of greater possibility.”

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
“Such a fun read, a great break from the pandemic. And the sequel is great too!”

Furiously Happy: A Funny Book about Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson
“This book is the perfect-read while we are home during this pandemic. I laughed out loud constantly.”

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
“Any teenager would love this series”

The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett
“This is a timeless page turner that I felt I was living. It really was relaxing to have this masterpiece to take my mind off the worldwide epidemic.”

Books Customers Recommend for Those Interested in Pandemics:

The Fireman by Joe Hill
“Scary and Epic! One of his best books to date!”

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks
“Don’t be fooled…this book is NOTHING like the movie starring Brad Pitt. Anyone looking for a unique read that gets better each time they read it, this is the book they’ve been looking for!”

The Spanish Flu Epidemic and Its Influence on History by Jaime Breitnauer
“The experiences that were written made it more personal about what the everyday person went through during the pandemic.”

All That Escapes: A Post Apocalyptic EMP Survival Thriller by Jack Hunt
“Rather timely as the world battles with Covid-19.”

The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy by William Strauss and Neil Howe
“This is a must read book, it is so prophetic of our current COVID-19 crisis and its expected aftermath.”

The Plague by Albert Camus
“Excellent book. Can’t believe how closely the conditions follow what we are experiencing with COVID-19.”

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
“Station Eleven explores life before and after a pandemic, and takes the reader on a journey in a post-apocalyptic world.”

The Stand by Stephen King
“Perfect For these Pandemic Times”

Spillover: Animal Infections And The Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
“Definitely recommended to anyone interested in infectious disease and virology.”

An American Plague by Jim Murphy
“I highly recommend it to anyone looking for some historical context for the effects of an epidemic/pandemic.”

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