These Books Will Kill You

Fiction and Non-fiction books about historical epidemics, medical mysteries, and all things disease.
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129 books · 62 voters · list created September 10th, 2017 by Erin (votes) .
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message 1: by Mackenzie (new)

Mackenzie LOVE the podcast, gals!


message 2: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Your podcast is my new obsession. You ladies ROCK.


message 3: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Where's the "Add All" button when you need it?


message 4: by Katie (new)

Katie Was so excited when Erin mentioned Fever 1793 because I also read that as a child and loved it.


message 5: by Pioup (new)

Pioup I don't know if adding books is ok or if you want to keep it to the books mentioned in the podcast, but Doomsday Book is great and combine the plague with (if I remember correctly) influenza.


message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Loving the podcast and recommending to everyone!


message 7: by Vaeda (new)

Vaeda Pioup wrote: "I don't know if adding books is ok or if you want to keep it to the books mentioned in the podcast, but Doomsday Book is great and combine the plague with (if I remember correctly) inf..."

Yes! Fabulous story. Please add it.


message 8: by Marisa (new)

Marisa I didn’t know I needed this list until now 🙏🏽


message 9: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen I have been furiously writing down the books mentioned every week. I laughed when I was literally inputing books in good read when you mentioned this list.

From a fellow disease nerd - your podcast (and book list) makes me so happy!


message 10: by Lindsay (new)

Lindsay I'm SO glad I found this podcast- I was itching for something to binge since I'm up to date on My Favorite Murder episodes. I love your personalities, and the podcast is the perfect blend of research/humor and biology/history. Now I need something for when I finish This Podcast Will Kill You.


message 11: by Lizzy (new)

Lizzy I have added The Origins of AIDS, a book that I assign to my world history students, written by an epidemiologist. They find it fascinating.
I am a historian who is the daughter of an infectious disease physician. I absolutely love what you two have done and you've inspired me to develop a class on epidemics and history.


message 12: by Janet (new)

Janet Just found the podcast and I'm binging.

You ought to add Year of Wonder: A Novel of the Plague (fiction) and The Beetle of Aphrodite and Other Medical Mysteries (non-fiction) to this list.


message 13: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Which episode is "Survival of the Sickest" referenced in? I love that book and am eager to hear where it makes its appearance. :)


message 14: by Erin (new)

Erin Elizabeth wrote: "Which episode is "Survival of the Sickest" referenced in? I love that book and am eager to hear where it makes its appearance. :)"

We haven't referenced it specifically in any episode yet, but I added it anyway because it's in line with so much of the content we cover. Such a fun read!


message 15: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Erin wrote: "Elizabeth wrote: "Which episode is "Survival of the Sickest" referenced in? I love that book and am eager to hear where it makes its appearance. :)"

We haven't referenced it specifically in any ep..."


It was a fun read! Really made me think differently about the role of illness in human history!


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