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12 Books You’ll Get So Lost In, You’ll Go Hours Without Eating Or Sleeping

Every so often you stumble across the book that whips you right out of reality and pulls you in. They’re just great, aren’t they? Here are 12 books to get completely, marvelously lost in. Apologies in advance to anyone with whom you made plans. They’re screwed.

1. ‘THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED‘ BY JONAS JONASSON

This is Sweden’s answer to Forrest Gump, and it’s completely ridiculous. When Allan Karlsson escapes from his nursing home on his 100th birthday and inadvertently steals a suitcase full of drug money, he nonchalantly begins the most charming crime spree since Thelma and Louise. Read More
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2. ‘THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY‘ BY RACHEL JOYCE

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry brings a whole new meaning to the idea of life as putting one foot in front of another. As Harold Fry walks the length of England to save a woman from his past from cancer, the only time you’ll tear your eyes from the page is to reach for the tissues. Read More
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3. ‘THE PRINCESS BRIDE‘ BY WILLIAM GOLDMAN

The film of The Princess Bride has a massive cult following, and there are few people left alive who don’t know how to finish the sentence “Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya”. But trust me when I say (as someone who will proudly admit to having watched The Princess Bride more than 100 times) — the book is even better. Read More
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4. ‘TREASURE ISLAND‘ BY ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Before Pirates of the Caribbean, there was Treasure Island. The world created by this action-packed children’s book is the reason we think pirates have wooden legs, carry parrots on their shoulders, and mark treasure on maps with an ‘X’. Read More
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