COVID-19 quarantine reading list

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?