Pandemic Reading List

Local department chair at JCSU shares a list of reading material to help you get through these tough times.

We’re battling protests in our city and country, but we’re also dealing with another crisis globally. The coronavirus is adding extra stress to all of our lives. Staff at Johnson C. Smith University is hoping a list of “Pandemic Reads” can help provide you some stability during these bumpy times.  Matthew Deforrest, the chair of the department of languages and literature, breaks down the list you will want to check out on QC@3.

Pandemic Reading List (JCSU)

Compiled by JCSU Faculty and Curated by Dr. Matthew M. DeForrest, JCSU Professor of English and Mott University Professor


Advice and Resources

A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel DeFoe 

Emily Wilsons translation of The Odyssey

JesmynWard’s novel, Salvage the Bones 

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins 

Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 

Rift Zone by Tess Taylor

Aaron Manke’s three book series The World of Lore 

The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe,