Need Some Me-Time? These 8 Books Are The Perfect Form Of Escapism
There are days when all you want to do is shut off the world and take some time for yourself — I won't blame you. The world is a harsh place, and sometimes, a little escapism with a good book is needed.
Life can certainly be exhausting, and we all need to take some time to just be with ourselves. One of the things that makes reading so magical is that it allows us to take that time away, while also feeding the parts of us that crave people and adventure and learning. And the best part? Books don't bother you or make any demands. They're just there to give you what you need.
If you ask me, the most perfect way to wind down is to make myself a delicious drink, close my bedroom door, and disappear into a stack of good books. Or sometimes, if I'm feeling really fancy, I'll settle down and read in a nice, warm bath. No matter how you like to relax, a good book is certain to complete the equation.
These are books that will enchant you and delight you. On this list you'll find fun romps, as well as some beautifully written reads. So, as you're turning in for some much-needed me-time, take one of these wonderful reads with you.
'milk and honey' by rupi kaur
Reading these poems is like indulging yourself in a box of fine chocolates. Some of them are sweet. Some of them are a little bitter. Either way, you'll want to hold them on your tongue and soak in all their flavor.
'The Tiger's Wife' by Téa Obreht
This imaginative read will sweep you into a different reality. As a woman attempts to cope with the death of her grandfather and understand the mysterious circumstances of his passing, she turns to the stories he told her as a child.
'Boy, Snow, Bird' by Helen Oyeyemi
Helen Oyeyemi is a stunning writer, and her skills are especially evident in this twisted Snow White retelling.
'All Grown Up' by Jami Attenberg
This unique book is infused with a wry humor that will leave you laughing and crying at the same time. At the book's heart is Andrea, a child-free, single woman living in New York City who must confront who she is and what she wants out of "adulthood."
'Sex Criminals' by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
The heroes in this graphic novel have superpowers that are ignited when they have sex. So, obviously, they use them to rob banks! This book is the actual definition of sexy good time.
'Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal' by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
This fell-good memoir is structured like a textbook, which makes for unique, innovative reading. Amy Krouse Rosenthal, best known for the heartbreaking Modern Love essay that was published weeks before her death, infused this book with her warmth, charm, and humor.
'The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue' by Mackenzi Lee
Henry “Monty” Montague is on one last hurrah, traveling across Europe with a thirst for pleasure and vice. But a crush on his best friend, some rotten decisions, and the looming expectation that he take over his family's estate upon his return, throw Monty's trip into complete chaos.
'The Constant Princess' by Philippa Gregory
Sometimes we all need to just lose ourselves in the drama of a historical fiction, and this one really is a treat. Set during the period of Tudors, the book follows Katherine of Aragon, Princess of Spain, who is determined to become Queen of England. This book reads like a soap opera, but it hinges upon real people and real history.