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Books to distract me

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MsGee Mon 22-May-17 18:48:17

I'm looking for suggestions of books to read which are easy but not utter shite. I just need something to distract me and keep me sane of an evening - DD who has ASD is having an awful time and I'm struggling so need to escape into something easy.

I normally read Lianne Moriaty, Dorothy Koomson, Jenny Colgan, Jojo Moyes, Maggie O'Farrell - but am up to date with reading all those.

Storminateacup74 Mon 22-May-17 19:38:40

I have just finished The Unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry. It is one of the best books I have ever read. I wasn't sure at first as is the story of a retired gentleman walking from one end of England to the other to see a dying friend. It is a voyage of self discovery with really likeable characters. I couldn't put it down. Pure escapism.

Queenofthedrivensnow Mon 22-May-17 19:40:09

Not your genre but the sue Townsend books for adults are amazing. The queen and I is hilarious and random - would take your mind off anything!

TheWeeBabySeamus1 Mon 22-May-17 19:43:00

Tom Sharpes books are good for distracting yourself. Funny, clever, and a bit silly. I love the Wilt series he wrote best.

EveryoneTalkAboutPopMusic Tue 23-May-17 22:22:59

Second the Tom Sharpe books. Also try Heartbreak Hotel which is a tad more uplifting than the title suggests smile

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