Julia's Covid reading list
During a time of stress there are many ways to escape. One is to read "feel-good" books that leave you all warm and fuzzy inside. Or at least lighter for a bit. Another is to read books that have similar storylines to the current source of stress, i.e. Station Eleven by Emilt St. John Mandel. Here is a list of both warm fuzzy escapism or end-of-the-world educational reads, and some bridge the gap (a few I personally read during the quarantine). The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper is my favorite children's book that I always enjoy reading, My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Otessa Moshfegh is all sorts of messed up, but also can be viewed as an ode to isolation in a way. That may be pushing it, but however you perceive it, you will be in love with the beauty of it.
This list starts with the warm and fuzzies and transitions into the dark and survival training.