Get lost in the world of literature in the age of social isolation

It can be quite a bore to be stuck at home and run out of things to do with the current social distancing measures taking place and the government implementing everyone to stay at home. To combat the boredom and with the amount of spare time we have in our hands, why not take comfort in reading and escape reality just for a little while. We've rounded up five books for you to binge-read during this unprecedented time:

Harry Potter

"Wingardium Leviosa!" To not include Harry Potter on the list would be a cardinal sin. From the books to the movies, we've all laughed and cried following the adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Be enthralled in a world steeped in imagination and magic, for we are all Potterheads. 

The Lord of the Rings

Be lost in fantasy in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendary trilogy. A perennial favourite, go on a quest with the most relatable protagonist Frodo Baggins as try to destroy one powerful ring.


If you're into dystopian sci-fi kind of stories, the Divergent series should not be miss. Be part of a thrilling action-adventure set in a post-apocalyptic city of Chicago, where people are divided by virtues. 

Hunger Games

Follow the adventure of female protagonist Katniss Everdeen as she volunteers as tribute for her district. The Hunger Games trilogy is the ultimate tale of survival, and there's only one way to survive: kill or be killed.

Percy Jackson

If you're looking for books about gods, goddesses, and mythical creatures, look no further in Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson book series. It follows the story of a young demigod and his friends as they fight mythological monsters.