Isolation Book Club

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

Just thought that with isolation looming for many of us, that Isolation Book Club might not be a bad idea! Here are just some suggestions, feel free to add your own!


Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

Riveting, honest, and humane, Being Mortal shows how the ultimate goal is not a good death but a good life - all the way to the very end.









What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Daniele Ofri

A look at the emotional side of medicine – the shame, fear, anger, anxiety, empathy, and even love that affect patient care








When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

A profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir by a young neurosurgeon faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis who attempts to answer the question “What makes a life worth living?” This book will make you cry but it is extremely emotive in a healthy way.






This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor by Adam Kay. The first-hand account of life as a junior doctor in all its joy, pain, sacrifice and maddening bureaucracy, and a love letter to those who might at any moment be holding others lives in their hands. Know that someone before has felt the way that you do now.