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Great Reads to Escape from Your 9 to 5

skimm reads summer
Jun 27, 2017

Skimm HQ is looking to get away. Here are our picks for great books that can help...

What to read when you're dreaming of that European vacation...

“Beautiful Ruins” by Jess Walter. Italian Riviera. Something about "Cleopatra." Richard Burton's there. Sounds strange but you won't be able to put it down. Trust us.Loading Spinner

"All The Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Meet the book you need to pack. About two kids who grow up on opposite sides of WWII whose paths eventually cross. If you like historical fiction, you’ll love this. If you don’t like historical fiction, you’ll also love this. Buy here.Loading Spinner

What to read if you're excited about self-driving cars...

"All Our Wrong Todays" by Elan Mastai. Imagine a world with flying cars, no aging, and casual trips to the moon. This one's about a guy who lives in that world, but accidentally shifts into the reality we all know...and it might be better for him. It sounds weird, but we're hooked. Think: "Midnight in Paris" meets "Back to the Future." Buy here.Loading Spinner

"The Thousandth Floor" by Katharine McGee. This read is like if a new-age “Downton Abbey” met “The Jetsons.” Stay with us. It’s 2118. Everyone sends texts via contact lenses, takes hovercrafts to work, and all of Manhattan has been turned into one giant tower. Normally not into this type of genre, but couldn’t put this one down. Get it here.Loading Spinner

What to read if you're still obsessed with "Hamilton"...

"A Fine Imitation" by Amber Brock. About a ridiculously rich woman living in NYC in the ‘20s and her meh marriage. Enter a mysterious painter from Europe who brings a lot of color — and some shady baggage — along with him. If you love "The Great Gatsby," this is your read.Loading Spinner

"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. Two slaves plot an escape that takes them on a real-life underground railroad through the US. This is one of those books everyone’s talking about that you will actually love, and never put down. Get it here.Loading Spinner

What to read if you're stuck at that hotel, motel, Holiday Inn...

"A Gentleman In Moscow" by Amor Towles. A Russian count is forced to spend his life in a fancy hotel. Think: "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "Eloise" meets all the Bond villains. Pairs well with Moscow Mules. Buy here.Loading Spinner

“High Dive” by Jonathan Lee. Someone planted a bomb at a hotel in the ’80s. The same hotel where British PM Margaret Thatcher’s about to check in. Based on a true story, this read about an attempted assassination is like “The Crown” meets “Jackie.” Get it now.Loading Spinner

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