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Friday Fun (a COVID-19 version!)

I’ve been contemplating book titles with Corona in the title. While I am sure you can find similar posts or challenges on Twitter and Facebook, I’ve taken the names of books that my Book-Club (puuklapi) have read over the past few years, replacing a key word with, yep you guessed it – CORONA! A fun synopsis followed by original title and author in brackets.

Here goes:
“Boy Swallows Corona”, loosely based on real life, the author transports us to suburban Brisbane where we follow Eli Bell and his family as they do battle with the Corona virus that rips them apart. Can they be a whole family again? (“Boy Swallows Universe”, Trent Dalton).

“Colorless Tsukuri Tazaki and his years of Corona”, Tsukuri is plunged into darkness and journeys literally and physically to find out the truth behind Corona. “Norwegian Corona”, the story of a smitten student and the Corona song that became an anthem for his life. (“Colorless Tsukuri Tazaki and his years of Pilgrimage”, “Norwegian Wood” by Haruki Murakami).

“Love in the time of Corona”, the story of lovers separated by time and distance, all with the serach for a Corona cure in the background. (“Love in the time of cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez).

“Eleanor Oliphant is Corona Fine”, I’ll admit, this was a little bit tricky and it’s a clumsy title. Eleanor is a scarred and determined young woman, who after falling for ‘The One’, makes it her mission to win him over. Obstacles range from the Corona virus to a past that reveals itself to both the main character and the reader at the same time. (“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” by Gail Honeyman).

“The Corona”, family drama, family secrets, and nothing is what it seems when the Corona hits a small town in rural outback Australia. (“The Dry” by Jane Harper).

“Corona – They Know Not What They Do” translated from the Finnish title “Korona He eivät tiedä mitä tekevät”. Set in a back drop of University politics, cross-cultural relationships and modern life, this satire explores life in the ‘post corona new normal’. (“He eivät tiedä mitä tekevät” “They Know Not What They Do” by Jussi Valtonen).

“Corona Sunday” Jane Fairchild’s life is changed forever after contracting Corona on her one day off. A story of tales told, owned and inherited. (“Mothering Sunday” by Graham Swift)

“When Corona was a Rabbit” explores the role of Elly’s childhood pet rabbit from the beginning of the Corona virus to 40 years in the future. (“When God was a Rabbit” by Sarah Winman).

“The Corona” A young boy is captivated by an early rendition of the Corona virus. After losing his mother in a tragic accident, he steals the painting which goes on to have a tumultuous affect on his formative teen years. (“The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt).

Have you read any of these? Any other corona titles that you can think of? I am certain that I will come back with a part two, quite possibly a part three 😊!



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