When you get truly lost in a good book, it can seem as though time is passing around you, without you even realising it. You can become transported to an entirely new world, where you can actually see, smell, and hear the sounds that are being described, and feel the emotions of the book’s characters along with them.
When this happens, we tend to forget about our own surroundings and personal circumstances and immerse ourselves fully in this otherworldly experience. There are few feelings like finding true escapism in a great novel – and the best thing about it is that you can do it anywhere, at any time.
Escapism through reading is something that’s very personal. Perhaps you’d prefer to be transported into the future, or hold the hand of a protagonist as they navigate the trials and tribulations of true love.
If you’re looking for a few ideas for books to read, then why not take a look at our articles 27 of the best must-read novels, 20 of the best history books, and 9 captivating novels by female authors? You could also consider joining the Rest Less book club over on the community forum. Some of our favourite adventure novels included in these lists include The Life of Pi (2001), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (1979), and Wild (2013).
If you want to discuss your book choices with others, then you could also consider joining the Rest Less book club over on the community forum.