5 Books to Read to Escape from Reality During the Quarantine Days

By Batıkan ÇETİNCAN

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During these abnormal days, where the resurrection of black plague is crawling outside, everybody’s trying to escape from this grim reality. There are many ways to clear your head and focus on something else rather than the reality it could be a film, video game or even cooking but in my opinion the best way to escape from the reality is reading a book, so here I list five books that you can get lost in, to escape from the grim reality outside.
  1. 𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘖𝘯 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴, Agatha Christie

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𝘔𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘖𝘯 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴 is one of the finest mystery, detective stories I’ve ever read. You will join mister Hercule Poirot and thirteen other passengers on the Orient Express to solve one of the most complicated and mysterious murder case ever written. Once you dive in to the book you will feel like you are on a train on a snowy day right next to Hercule Poirot helping him to solve this case.

 

 

2. 𝘞𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴, Emily Bronte
bronteMost people read the abridged version of 𝘞𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 as a teenager so this will be a nice nostalgia. In this book we see a love and revenge story and it’s a deep one. The book starts with the visit of Lockwood to Wuthering Heights a farmhouse. But the main plot is about the villain and protagonist Heathcliff and that how his love of life Catherine marries a rich neighbour and how Heathcliff tries to achieve his revenge plan. The characters are really realistic and the villain in my opinion, is the greatest villain I’ve ever read. While reading this, you will feel like you are listening to narrators Nelly Dean and Lockwood in person.

 

3. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘺𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘴, John Wyndham

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Don’t be afraid if you are new to sci-fi genre because this book is a great one to start with. This dystopian, sci-fi novel will make you re-evaluate your understanding of what normal is and what abnormal is. Just like we do every day with the effects of corona virus. This book takes place in a post-apocalyptic world where mental and physical mutations or as referred in the book, deviations must be destroyed or purged including humans. We see the story of David and his friends and how they deviate from their society. Although the book starts slow, once the climax comes you will read the rest of the book in one breath.

4. 𝘉𝘦𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘈𝘥𝘢𝘮, Jack London

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This book is a magnificent book for the people who wonder about how life was like during the dark ages. Although the book is fiction, in my opinion it’s a nice take on pre-historic humans. The protagonist is a young boy who is having dreams of his ancestors and he narrates those chilling dreams as his memories from the past to us. It is such a phenomenal and absorbing story to escape from our reality.

 

5. 𝘋𝘰𝘯 𝘘𝘶𝘪𝘹𝘰𝘵𝘦, Miguel De Cervantes

cervantesJust like 𝘞𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘏𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵𝘴 most of the people have read the absurd adventures of Don Quixote and his companion Sancho Panza. While reading this you will lose yourself in it. Of course, the book has an end but while reading it, it feels like it is a never-ending story. In the story, we have Alonso Quijano who is obsessed with chivalric books and ideas very deeply. His obsession causes him to become a knight dubbed by an innkeeper and one day he decides to protect the weak from evil and his journey begins. While reading this book you will feel like you are roaming on the plains of La Mancha with Don Quixote and Sancho Panza to protect the weak and to defeat the powers of evil.

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