10 books to read in isolation

Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Donna Mazza recommends 10 books to read in isolation.Picture: Nicolette Barbas
Camera IconDonna Mazza recommends 10 books to read in isolation.Picture: Nicolette Barbas

Not only does reading have huge benefits for your brain but it can also help you escape self-isolation and transport you to a fictional, coronavirus-free world.

The Bunbury Herald spoke to local author and Edith Cowan University South West senior lecturer Donna Mazza to get her top 10 books to read in isolation.

“Reading is such a good tool to help improve your ability to concentrate,” Dr Mazza said.

“I have included a mix of books, some by West Australian authors and others I just can’t put down.

“I encourage everyone to pick up a book during their isolation.”

To no surprise, Dr Mazza’s book Fauna was top of the list.

Set in Australind, 17 years in the future, Fauna explores home and family life and what it means to be human.

Other must-read books were:

Westerly Magazine produced by University of Western Australia

The Wounded Sinner by Gus Henderson

The Salt Madonna by Catherine Noske

Refuge by Richard Rossiter

Kathleen O’Connor of Paris by Amanda Curtin

The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle

Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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