Let's be real: the world is pretty stressful right now, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed and burned out. But no matter how bad it gets, we all need to give ourselves a break. Often the best thing you can do for yourself is unplug from life and take a mental break with a great book.
Books have always been there for me in the hardest times. No matter how awful the world is or how hopeless my life seems, I can always count on literature to help me through. The simple act of reading is therapeutic, and books' magical ability to transport you to a faraway land is sometimes exactly what I need. Books provide that perfect (and necessary) balance of comfort, adventure, and companionship, which is part of why reading is so special to me.
Here are eight books that make the perfect companions for when you just need to pull out of the world and relax. From beautiful poetry to hilarious adventures to feel-good stories, these books are sure to help you take it easy.
So give yourself some time to unwind. Laugh a little, think a little, and let yourself heal. Take care of yourself — you deserve it.