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8 Books to Lose Yourself In


During these strange times, the power of escaping in literature is more important than ever before. These are ten books we encourage picking up and trying out. Lose yourself in them and escape reality within the safety of your own home. All available in ebook and audiobook formats, for ease.

In no particular order…



Whose Body? by Dorothy L Sayers

The first book in the Lord Peter Wimsey series.

Read if you want: a witty detective mystery

Perfect for fans of: Agatha Christie

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The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Read if you want: a sweeping family saga spanning nine decades and two continents.

Perfect for fans of: Elena Ferrante

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Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Read if you want: an amazing adventure that takes you from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future.

Perfect for fans of: Cormac McCarthy

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Pure by Andrew Miller

Read if you want: bones, corpses, death, desire, friendship and a Parisian cemetery in 1785.

Perfect for fans of: Hilary Mantel

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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Read if you want: A funny, life-affirming story about the grumpiest man you will ever meet.

Perfect for fans of: Gail Honeyman

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Thomas Cromwell by Tracy Borman

Read if you want: The untold story of Henry VIII’s most faithful servant

Perfect for fans of: Hilary Mantel

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The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart

Read if you want: A story of romance, ambition and deceit.

Perfect for fans of: Barbara Pym

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Read if you want: A magical adventure set in a fantasy world.

Perfect for fans of: Erin Morgenstern

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