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5 books you must read to brighten up your commute

November 6, 2017

Everyone needs something to take them away from the dreary commute home, and what’s better than a great book? Far off worlds, romance, gore, mystery, whatever takes your reading fancy there’s a book for it. To help you decide what to pick up, here are 5 incredible books you must read to brighten up those dreary journeys. Trust us, you won’t want to put them down.

Just be careful you don’t miss your stop…

The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown

Rated #1 as the top selling book of all time in the UK, this classic definitely slots comfortable into the ‘books you must read’ category. The Da Vinci Code is the perfect novel for lovers of mystery and thriller. After a murder in Paris’ famous Louvre Museum and a number of cryptic clues left in some of Leonardo Da Vinci’s iconic paintings, comes the discovery of a religious mystery. For over 2000 years a secret society has guarded information that if come to light, could destroy the foundations of Christianity forever.

Milk and Honey, Rupi Kaur

Divided into 4 chapters, this stunning book of poetry explores themes such as dealing with pain, happiness, sadness, and hope. Through the poetry you are not only taken on a journey of self-discovery, you are taught valuable life lessons. Kaur describes life’s bitter moments and how even sweetness can be found if you look hard enough.

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The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold

When teenage Susie Salmon is raped and murdered her family and friends struggle to move on. What they don’t know is that she is watching them from her personal heaven. As every one learns to cope with the terrible loss they grow up and create their own lives, something Susie never had the chance to do. But this isn’t the end of life for Susie…

The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six when they first met, and they were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry was thirty-one. Impossible, yet true because Henry has the ability to travel in time due to his Chrono-Displacement Disorder which pulls him into the past, present, or future of his life. When he disappears it’s spontaneous and causes strain on his relationship with Clare, yet they live their lives threatened by something they cannot prevent or control. This moving story is one of those books you must read and won’t want to put down.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K Rowling

“You’ve never heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard? Said Ron incredulously. You’re kidding, right?”(Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows). Known as the famous story book referenced in Harry Potter, J.K Rowling has given her fans the chance to read the full stories of these magical tales. There are five tales including the well-known ‘Tale of the Three Brothers’. Quick, easy to read, and suitable for all ages, immerse yourself within the wizarding world once more with these exciting fables and fairy tales.

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