The top 5 books about surviving isolation and what they taught us

Social isolation, as it turns out, is hard. Binging your favourite shows eventually results in blurry eyes. Excessive Instagram scrolling can land you a serious case of carpal tunnel syndrome—or at least a bad thumb cramp. And video conferencing with friends just doesn’t have that personal touch. Instead, we recommend curling up with a good book. But what book to choose? How about one of these five formidable survival tales, each one taking a different vantage on coping with isolation. You might just pick up a few tips.

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