Some low-stress books to read if you’re feeling stressed

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you are all staying safe and healthy in these trying times. Today, I thought I would give some recommendations for some low-stress, entertaining books to help keep you mind off things.

These are all books that will hopefully keep your mind off things if you’ve been stressed about the news and everything lately.

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Fun, trashy, low-substance books

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson: this is a graphic novel about a sassy shapeshifter who teams up with the super villain. Nimona is just the best protagonist, and it has the “taking down the corrupt government” trope, which is my favourite. And it has a gay forbidden romance! It’s a super quick and fun read, and will definitely take your mind off the world for an hour.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: the trashiest of trash, which is exactly what you need sometimes. If you want a fun, YA romance that takes place in Paris, this is the one for you.

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: I won’t say much about this book because everyone you follow has probably talked about it at least once. But it’s so much fun, honestly. I just love the characters and the romance, and everything about it.

Vixen by Jillian Larkin: this is a YA forbidden romance that takes place in the 1920s. It has flappers, it has jazz, it has forbidden romance, it has pretending-to-like-you-but-I-end-up-falling-for-you. It’s got it all, folks.

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen: this is one of my favourite YA romances. It takes place at a catering company over the summer, which is such a great setting tbh. The characters are super fun and I love everything about this book.

Dream Factory by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler: this book takes place at Disney!!!! And is about the workers there!!! It’s so much fun, and the definition of light-hearted.

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Still low-stress, but with a little more substance

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid: have you heard enough about this book yet? No? I should recommend it more? Sounds good. Please read this book.

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee: this is one of my all-time favourite books. It follows a single family over a long period of time. It’s super realistic, and even though it’s sad at times, I think it’s still an overall low-stakes read.

Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher: this book, while not necessarily lighthearted, is very funny and entertaining. I would highly recommend the audiobook, which is narrated by Fisher herself and is fantastic. The audiobook is also super short, so you could definitely listen to it in a day while doing chores.

The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant: this is a fictional memoir, so you know the narrator makes it out in the end. It’s super well-written and really interesting. I’d definitely recommend this one as a backlist book to consider reading.

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So, those are some fun, entertaining books I’d recommend! What about you? Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? What are your go-to fun books? Let me know!

Thanks for reading!

Ally xx


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