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Books that Transport You to Another Time or Place

One of our favorite aspects of reading is that it can provide a mental break from the real world. Escaping into a different setting, whether that be to a location or decade gives your mind and body a chance to rest and reset from whatever you’re facing.

We first wrote this list in the spring of 2020 when we were all huddled in our homes. While we hope to never again be forced into a slower pace of life due to a global pandemic, we always welcome the opportunity to escape into a good book. The titles on this list are among our personal favorites that transport you to a different time and place.

Books to Read When You Need to Escape

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Angela & Melissa

The Book Girls are best friends who jointly read over 200 books per year. We started Book Girls' Guide in 2019 to help others de-stress and find joy through the power of a great book. We do in-depth research on thousands of novels and non-fiction titles each year to provide curated book lists covering a variety of genres.

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