21 Books You Wish Would Never End, So You Could Read Them Forever

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People who don’t read may laugh at you, but grieving for a book you’ve just finished is totally a thing. The worst thing about characters in novels is that they’re not real, and when you’ve turned the last page, you can’t talk to them anymore. It’s heartbreaking! That’s why people read their favorite childhood books again and again. There are legitimate stages of grief you go through when you finish a book. Your skeptical friends just don’t get it; it’s not like you can just start a new book and get over it. You need support; you need to talk it through.

It’s pretty traumatic (don’t mock me — it is), but we’d do it all over again. That feeling of falling truly, madly, deeply in love with a book is worth every last bit of the heartache. Here are 21 books to rush into with open arms. Just know that each will break your heart when they leave you.

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