Like many of you, I am practicing “social distancing” in response to the ongoing COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic.
It occurred to me that the global public health crisis may make many readers more interested in the history of plagues, microbiology, etc., than would usually be the case.
Here are three books from my library on such topics, which you might enjoy reading. These are nonfiction titles. (Links go to Amazon)
Plagues and Peoples by William H. McNeill
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History by John M. Barry
Virus: An Illustrated Guide to 101 Incredible Microbes by Marilyn J. Roossinck
Also, from Science: Why do dozens of diseases wax and wane with the seasons—and will COVID-19?