We’ve all been there. After one of those weeks, all you feel like doing is collapsing into the weekend. That’s why we’ve rounded up five good books for taking your mind off all the stress. This weekend, read for relaxation. Comment below with a good book that’s helped you feel less stressed!
1) Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
After an employment agency sends a governess named Miss Pettigrew to the wrong address, she decides to take a chance on life. Set in 1930s London, this feel-good novel will help you forget about the work week, while working its way into your heart.
2) Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
Re-live the adventures of your favorite wizard while reading any of J.K. Rowling’s classic novels. Cozy up with a nice pint of butterbeer (here’s the top-secret recipe) and treacle tarts. Because you’re way overdue for a Harry Potter weekend!
Netflix and chill while binge-watching episodes of Gilmore Girls, then afterward spend the night in catching up with your best friend Lorelai while reading Lauren Graham’s memoirs about the show. And, if the book is anything like Lorelai, it’s sure to be laugh-out-loud funny.
For creative gals, Smit’s meditative self-help book will help you unwind with articles, inspiring quotes, mini-journals, stickers, and exercises—all tied up in this little handcrafted book. It’s definitely one of our go-to reads when we need a little time to breathe.
5) The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend
Townsend’s funny fiction novel will help you re-think the not-so-glamorous parts in your own life. Entertaining and sharp, Townsend’s book speaks to every woman who’s going through a stressful time.