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Best Books to Escape to While at Home

Most days in the recent months have been marked with an inundation of news updates—mostly scary and negative. While it’s incredibly important to stay informed and up to date, having an aspect of escapism and relaxation to your day is necessary to your mental health. If you’re having trouble getting into a series, can’t commit to a two-and-a-half-hour movie, and haven’t gotten into the podcast scene... get back into reading! As coursework finishes up and you’ve completed your academic reading for the semester, getting back into reading for pleasure is something that’ll bring you back to middle school when you couldn’t get enough of your favorite book series! Here are some of the best, feel good books to try out while at home!
 
Dear Girls by Ali Wong

 
A hilarious book detailing stories and advice from comedian and actress Ali Wong
 
Five Steps to Happy by Ella Dove

 
This novel tells the story of how actress Heidi begins to rebuild her life after a life-changing accident.
 
A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

 
This memoir tells the story of a hilarious set of misadventures that Bill Bryson and his friends encounter as they attempt to hike the Appalachian Trail.
 
The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

 
Tells the story of Nina a British Librarian who opens a book mobile in a small Scottish town.
 
Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
 
 
If you made it through high school English classes without reading this book…please read it! It’s a really beautiful story about Morrow Schwartz who meets weekly with an old student to discuss everything about life.
 
 
What are you reading right now? Let us know below!