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April 28, 2020

Your digital ‘iso’ reading list

In this time of self-isolation and studying from home, a lot of people are finding more hours to fill in their day. What better time than to build a digital iso (short for isolation, if you’re not online much) reading list? While Victoria has amazing indie bookstores that will deliver locally and would love your support, if you’re finding yourself a bit short on spending money for new hardcovers, the library offers access to loads of fiction and narrative nonfiction.

Fiction offers us an escape when times in the real world are particularly tough, so it’s no surprise that millions of people have signed up for reading challenges and started devouring novels. While our on-campus collection is temporarily restricted, we have a huge selection of fiction e-books that you can access, and we’re betting your local library does too!

Check out our recommendations below, and don’t forget to take a break from the news and let yourself get lost in someone else’s story.

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Silver by Chris Hammer

The night fire: a Ballard and Bosch thriller by Michael Connelly

The Nancys by R.W.R. McDonald (a Deakin author!)

In darkness visible by Tony Jones

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Going under by Sonia Henry

The weekend by Charlotte Wood

City of girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The sea and us by Catherine de Saint Phalle

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Bruny by Heather Rose

Ghost bird by Lisa Fuller

Babel by Alan Burns

Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

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Four dead queens by Astrid Scholte

Saga by Nikki McWatters

Aurora rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Snake island by Ben Hobson

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The flight of birds by Joshua Lobb

Turn left at Venus by Inez Baranay

The white girl by Tony Birch

Hollow earth by John Kinsella

Looking for more?

Simply choose ‘Advanced Search’ from the library homepage, type ‘Fiction’ into the search box and select ‘SU Subject Terms’ in the dropdown. Hit search, sort your results by ‘e-books’ in the sidebar, and you’re ready to start reading!

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