You asked for it. A list of books that deal with pandemics. In the past, we’ve watched the pandemic movies and TV shows and a few thriller authors have addressed the topic in their fiction. But, here we are in 2020, fighting a real life pandemic. Don’t read any of these books if you want to be reassured. Some, although written decades ago, are eerily predictive of our current worldwide battle with the Coronavirus, Covid 19.
Bobby Akart series: Starts with “Pandemic: Beginnings: A Post-Apocalyptic Thriller Series”
Michael Crichton: “The Andromeda Strain”
Molly Caldwell Crosby: “The American Plague” (nonfiction)
Stephen King: “The Stand”
Dean Koontz: “The Eyes of Darkness”
Emily St. John Mandell: “Station Eleven”
William Maxwell: “They Came Like Swallows”
Thomas Mullen: “The Last Town on Earth”
Katherine Ann Porter: “Pale Horse, Pale Rider”
Richard Preston: “The Hot Zone: The Terrifying True Story of the Origins of the Ebola Virus” (nonfiction)
Mary Shelley: “The Last Man”
Karen Thompson Walker “The Dreamers”
Do you have a favorite pandemic themed book that’s missing from the list? Let us know in the comments below.
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2 thoughts on “Pandemic Themed Fiction and Nonfiction”
The Stand has always been my favorite King novel. Right now, I can't handle reading more about pandemics but I might try something by the women writers when we get an all clear.
I’m in agreement, Mari. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed many of the apocalyptic books and TV shows in the past, but right now? Our reality is scary enough. I’ll return to the genre after life calms a bit, but for the pandemic enthusiasts, the list has enough to keep them turning the pages for a while. Crosby’s nonfiction about yellow fever looks especially fascinating. Thanks for stopping by, and please stay safe. 🙂