10 books to read in isolation
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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