Books beyond Academics

Hi there! It has been a while since I updated my blog. I will be now regularly updating the same quite often from now on!

So, I would like to ask you all one question in particular. Are you interested in reading books beyond the ones which are recommended in the syllabus?

If yes, you are about to get a list of books, which I think should be in collection of and read by everyone, who is passionate for Virology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases. I will also be reviewing all these books on my YouTube channel (

Sr. No. Name Author
1 Biohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World–Told from the Inside by the Man Who Ran It Ken Alibek & Stephen Handelman
2 Cancer Virus: The Story of Epstein-Barr Virus Dorothy H. Crawford, Alan Rickinson
3 Ebola: The Natural and Human History David Quammen
4 Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government’s Secret Germ Laboratory Michael C. Carroll
5 Level 4: Virus Hunters of the CDC Joseph B. McCormick & Susan Fisher-Hoch
6 Microbe Hunters Paul de Kruif
7 No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses Peter Piot
8 Outbreak: 50 Tales of Epidemics that Terrorised the World Beth Skwarecki
9 Pandemic: Tracking Contagions from Cholera to Ebola & beyond Sonia Shah
10 Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong Paul A. Offit
11 Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus Bill Wasik & Monica Murphy
12 Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic David Quammen
13 The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance Laurie Garrett
14 The Demon in the Freezer Richard Preston
15 The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History John M. Barry
16 The Hot Zone: The Chilling True Story of an Ebola Outbreak Richard Preston
17 The Next Pandemic: On the front against Humankind’s gravest dangers Ali S. Khan
18 The Origins of AIDS Jacques Pepin
19 The Vaccine Race: How Scientists used Human Cells to combat Killer Viruses Meredith Wadman
20 The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age Nathan Wolfe
21 Vaccinated: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases Paul A. Offit
22 Virolution: The most important evolution book since Dawkins’ Selfish Gene Frank Ryan
23 Virus Ground Zero: Stalking the Killer Viruses with the Centers for Disease Control Ed Regis
24 Virus Hunter: Thirty Years of battling Hot Viruses around thw world C.J.Peters & Mark Olshaker
25 Viruses, Plagues & History: Past, Present & Future Michael B.A. Oldstone
26 Zika: The Emerging Epidemic Donald G. McNeil Jr

P.S.: The books in the picture above are the books I own and have read (proud owner of 23 books now). Some of them were kind donations from the authors and some of them were kind gifts from my parents, friends….and some of them form myself (:-P). I will review all the books in the list above soon! Please subscribe to my blog and YouTube channel for future updates!



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