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Books To Read When You Need A Mental Escape

Books · May 15, 2020

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I think one thing that has helped me a ton in this stay-at-home situation is reading. I have been reading A TON. I read every night before bed and usually when I am feeding Charlotte her bottle. I have the Kindle app on my phone and iPad which is very helpful since they sync. Anything that is a good distraction is helpful so I want to share some books to read when you need mental escape which right now I feel is everyone.

Books To Read When You Need A Mental Escape

The Idea Of You: Honestly one of my favorite books EVER. The premise may sound a bit crazy; hot divorcee meets a 20-year-old boy band member and they start an affair. Their affair takes them all over the world and turns into a beautiful romance. I can’t suggest it enough. Perfect escape.

Anything Colleen Hoover: I am a huge Colleen Hoover fan. I would say some of her books aren’t really my favorites but lots of them are amazing. Ugly Love, All Your Perfects, and November 9 are the 3 I always recommend.

Anything Taylor Jenkins Reid: OK so hear me out. I don’t think her two newest are her best. I personally LOVE her first 4 books and the writing style of them and Daisy Jones and Evelyn Hugo just were not my favorites. I read her first two books on our honeymoon: After I Do and Forever Interrupted and just loved them. Her next two: Maybe In Another Life and One True Loves were also excellent.

The One That Got Away: I randomly stumbled across this Bethany Chase book a few years ago and fell in love with the story. I found Sarina so relatable and just loved all the characters.

In Five Years: My most recent read on this list. The premise got me… waking up one day, five years in the future with a different ring on your finger, in a different apartment, with a different man? It was a book I could not put down and I really enjoyed it and the major twist got me.

One Day In December: This book is another perfect quarantined read! You can escape into this wonderful Josie Silver book about fate, love, and life.

Anything Christina Lauren: The first Christina Lauren (two people by the way) book I read was My Favorite Half Night Stand. I then plowed through every other book and each of them I have loved. They are steamy, fun, and heartwarming.

Normal People: Let me just say the show is better and even though this is about books to read when you need a mental escape the show is an even better mental escape. Connell and Marianne’s love story goes throughout high school and college as their lives continually intertwine. It is a heartbreaking story and the show is INCREDIBLE!

I won’t lie I have re-read most of these books. Some multiple times. It’s like escaping into a fun world and right now I think we could all use that! Feel free to shop these books and a few other favorites below!

What is your favorite book when you need a mental escape?

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  • 15 thoughts on “Books To Read When You Need A Mental Escape

    1. Ashna

      These are some great recommendations! I love In Five Years and also enjoyed The One That Got Away. Will definitely check out the rest!

    2. Brandy

      I’ve been reading a lot more lately, I’m usually int o any book that helps with personal growth. I’m currently reading The Gift of Fear and I can’t put it down! Sadly, I can only read about one chapter per night with all of my homeschooling, work and other duties to tend to, but it does provide me a nice escape.

    3. Keri

      Thank you for this list! I have been reading a lot this quarantine and will definitely add some of these to my Scribd list 🙂

    4. Shiwang

      Informative and Helpful content. What else a reader want?
      I think everyone needs mental escape and these books will really helpful.

    5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra

      So many interesting book titles. I want to read “In Five Years” and “One Day In December” would be my top two picks from your list. I will check if I can get an eBook copy.


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