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32 Books to get you Through Covid-19 Isolation or Quarantine

Updated: May 21, 2020

Did you know that reading relaxes your body by decreasing your blood pressure, lowering your heart rate, relieving the tension in your muscles and reducing your overall stress? A 2009 study at the University of Sussex found that reading can reduce stress by up to 68%, which is more relaxing than having a cup of tea, going for a walk, playing video games, or listening to music*.

Reading as little as 6 minutes everyday, can reduce stress by two thirds*.

As reported by Australian Reads reading is also known to increase empathy, decrease dementia, and contribute to healthy brain development in kids.

So what are you waiting for? Pick up a book today.

Shop local! Support your local retailer or Australian Chains (like Dymocks, QBD, Booktopia) to help ensure that these businesses can stay open (or re-open) when we get through this difficult moment in history. Most bookstores around Australia are still operating, many offering free delivery.

What to read? Below are my reading recommendations to get you through social distancing and isolation.

My Favourite Pantera Press Books:

Modern & Contemporary Fiction

Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense

Young Adult & Coming of Age


And here are my favourite books from other Australian Publishers:

Modern & Contemporary or Literary Fiction

Thrillers, Mystery & Suspense

Romance & Women's Fiction


* Source: Lewis, D. (2009), Galaxy Stress Research, Mindlab International, Sussex University, UK


Ali Green is a CEO, Founder, Social Entrepreneur, Board Director, Woman of Influence & Whiskey Enthusiast. She is also creator of popular blog TinderTuesday and author of Single.

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