Emily Johnson's guide for solo entertainment during COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020 Emily Johnson's guide for solo entertainment during COVID-19

Emily Johnson, ASUN president and student regent.

Emily Johnson, a senior global studies, political science, and Spanish major, is the former ASUN president and student regent. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own and do not neccesarily reflect the opinions of UNL or ASUN.

In light of the fact most of us are spending the next month cooped up in our homes, I built this list of resources to keep our minds sharp and growing. Reading and projects are all great distractions, but can never fully-replace personal interactions with other humans. We live in the digital age - continue using technology to interact with loved ones and making sure the people in your community are well. 




  • Libby by Overdrive. A mobile phone or tablet app that links with your library card to get free eBook downloads for up to three weeks.


 Entertaining Series

  • Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Agatha Christie mystery novels
  • Eragon series by Christopher Paolini
  • Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin

 Underrepresented Authors

Note: Did you know 88% of books reviewed by The New York Times are written by white authors? Also, books written by women are priced at 45% lower than books written by their male counterparts. You should incorporate some diversity into your reading selections.



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