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Top 20 Books about Isolation and Social Distancing

It's time to stay inside and read. Here are the best books about just that ... staying apart, isolation and being separated from society.

1 - The Thing / Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell  Trapped in the Artic with an alien creature.

2 - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie  ... 10 people alone on an island.

3 - I am Legend by Richard Matheson  He is alone in the city, last man on Earth, maybe.

4 - The Shining by Stephen King -  Isolated in a hotel in the mountains.

5 - Lord of the Flies by William Golding

6 - Enemy Mine by David Gerrold and Barry Longyear  Trapped on a planet with an alien

7 - The Martian by Andy Weir  ... Trapped alone on Mars.

8 - The Beach by Alex Garland  Teens are isolated on an island

9 - Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe

10 - Room by Emma Donoghue   Trapped alone in a room.

11 - We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

12 - The Descent by Jeff Long, trapped in a cave

13 - The Ruins by Scott Smith

14 - Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

15 - Misery by Stephen King   Isolated from the world, held prisoner by his biggest fan.

16 - The Terror by Dan Simmons

17 - Wayward Pines by Blake Crouch ... Isolated in a town cut off from the world

18 - Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane

19 - The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe

20 - Carnivore by Leigh Clark, isolated in the Arctic

Special Honorary Mentio:

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas, for half the book Edmond is trapped in prison, but not the whole story.

Your social distancing reading list; books that make you realize you're not the only one isolated.

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