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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.

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

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

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

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

The Uncommon Reader is a short book, so you can plunge right in without the danger of forgetting to eat for three days. Its adorable premise is that the Queen of England discovers her local library, and gets so hooked on books that she stops attending any royal events. I must say, I can’t blame her. Read More

You might be forgiven for thinking that Night Film is not a novel at all, but a mystery for you to solve. It refuses to be bound to the page, prompting readers to unlock extra content using an app on their phones. Getting lost in Pessl’s world isn’t a side effect of this book, it’s the only way to read it. Read More

When J. M. Barrie adapted his successful play Peter Pan into a book, the results were absolutely enchanting. His writing is poignant but quirkily funny, bringing Neverland to glorious life for you to dive in and explore. Read More

Apple Tree Yard is a thriller with enough twists and turns to make you feel travel sick. You have no choice but to jump into this terrifying novel with both feet, hold tight, and hope you’re rooting for the right person. Read More

Adults are often revisiting the beloved The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, but there’s no need to stay in Narnia when C. S. Lewis created a whole multiverse to get lost in. The Magician’s Nephew tells the story of Narnia’s creation amongst an infinity of other worlds, 1,000 years before the Pevensie children ever stepped through the magical wardrobe. Read More

I Capture the Castle tells the story of the Mortmain children, living in romanticized poverty in a crumbling castle. The narrator, Cassandra Mortmain, is so naïvely, selfishly, hopefully real that you can’t help but view her and her whole family as dearest friends. Read More

The Little House is massively reminiscent of the gothic novella The Yellow Wallpaper that is a staple of so many literature courses, and its portrayal of a woman pushed towards insanity by an unbending enforcement of gender roles is every bit as frightening. Read More

Losing yourself in this love story between a blind young boy and a crippled young girl will give you a whole new way to see the world — one in which heartbeats can be heard. It’s a tragic story, but its view of the world is pretty beautiful. Read More
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