6 perfect books to read if you want to escape reality right nowHelloGiggles


This season’s books have outdone themselves. Of Stephen King thriller (which is perhaps his best) to a new Taylor Jenkins Reid novel and another Elin Hilderbrand book, we can barely read fast enough to rummage through our growing pile.

Whereas summer beach readings are a total vibe, doesn’t the back-to-school rush send everyone running to the bookstore like we’re all opening our trappers and digitization of our Scholastic Book Fair stat? We may not be in school anymore, but the high of new beginnings definitely brings out the book lover in all of us.

Luckily, all of our favorite authors are here for us, and they’ve provided some truly fantastic reads for those times when you just want to escape reality. Our suggestions analyze all genres for all kinds of readers. The one thing they have in common? They will transport you to another dimension.

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Yes, it’s a story of video games. But you don’t need to know anything about video games (I’ve never played a video game in my life, other than Nintendo’s Mario Bros.) to fall deeply in love with Zevin’s characters. Under the theme of the video game, it’s really about a friendship that spans time, heartbreak, illness and everything in between.

Carrie Soto is back
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Our favorite author (“Malibu Rising,” “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo,” and “Daisy Jones & The Six”) has done it again. This time the subject is tennis and our hero is Carrie. She’s a little hard to love, but aren’t we all?

Follow her journey from childhood to present day as she fights to redeem her title. The book is a little slow at first, but it will grow until you find yourself reading this at 3 a.m., unable to stop until you learn whether or not Carrie is finally redeemed.

Petit, Brown and company

If you liked any of Hilderbrand’s books, you’ll love this one too. If you haven’t read any of Hilderbrand’s books, then you have a really fun job to do.

“The Hotel Nantucket” is very similar to all the other Nantucket books, but we love it all the same. It follows the rebirth of a hotel, along with all the hotel employees and their dramas and romances.

That's always the book
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It is a must read for every human being. It’s about a family and how they embrace and find out about one of their children who was born a boy but wants to be a girl.

It’s one of the most beautifully written, painfully emotional, and surprisingly (sometimes) funny reads.

book of truth
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This is the book people are talking about right now, and if you like thrillers, you’ll love it. In fact, you will more than love it. You won’t be able to complete your life until you complete this. It’s dark, twisted, shocking, and sucks you in from page one with flawed characters, creepy romance, and victims who can be villains.

stephen king fairy tale book
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Step into a portal to another world with Charlie Reade and you’ll be thrown into a parallel universe with suffering princesses and princes; lots of dungeons; and a magical sundial that can take you back in time.

The King of Horror is back, and yes, this may be his best book yet.


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