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    Updated on May 19, 2020. Posted on May 19, 2020

    18 Books That Are So Good, You Won't Want To Put Them Down

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    1. The novel Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, which is about how an act of kindness can change a person’s life — a sentiment that we should all keep close to our hearts. This unusual book highlights the story of a socially awkward woman who learns that her life is allowed to be more than just okay.

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    I laughed out loud and ugly cried while reading this book.

    Get it in paperback from Amazon Canada for $19.75, or get the Kindle version from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    2. A guidebook called The Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme that'll give you doable advice on how to make your life a little simpler and a little more beautiful. It has easy-to-follow directions that just might motivate you to turn your space into something you'll be proud of.

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    Get it from Book Outlet for $12.65.

    3. A bestselling novel that's so good, it was recently adapted into a series with Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. It tackles the nuances of racism in America and how small actions can burn down entire families. It's also a New York Times bestseller and Amazon's Best Novel of the Year for 2017, so you know it's legit.

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    Get it in paperback from Amazon Canada for $34, or get the Kindle version from Amazon Canada for $9.99.

    4. Tintin: The Art of Hergé by Michel Daubert and the Hergé Museum, a book on the art of Tintin that’ll hit you right in the nostalgia — remember watching him and Snowy on their adventures when you were a kid? The book will give you an inside look at the beloved character, as well as unpublished drawings and new commentary from the cartoonist.

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    Get it from Book Outlet for $9.51.

    5. How to Breathe by breathwork expert Ashley Neese that'll teach you to use breathing exercises to help calm down and bring some peace to your day. It has 25 routines that you can practice at your own pace and explanations about how it'll benefit your life and mental health.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $16 USD.

    6. An almost 800-page (I know, I know, but just trust me) book called A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara that Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski has given a shout-out to on the show via one of his classic graphic tees. The book follows the story of four college roommates as they explore their futures and what chosen family means.

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    Get it in paperback from Amazon Canada for $17.90, or get the Kindle version from Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    7. The Master Theorem Book of Puzzles by the author mysteriously known as M, for anyone that loves tackling a particularly difficult problem. It has crosswords, logic puzzles, and hints for when you get stumped, as well as solutions in the back so you can check your work. It's supposed to take an adult a few weeks to solve all 40 puzzles, so it'll keep you thinking for a good chunk of time.

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    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $41.72.

    8. Astrophysics For People in a Hurry by everyone's favourite internet dad, Neil DeGrasse Tyson. It breaks down crazy concepts like how the cosmos began and what exactly dark matter is — and he somehow manages to make it funny! It's sold over a million copies, so if you're looking to learn a bit more about the world we live in, this book is a good place to start.

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    Get it in hardcover from Amazon Canada for $24.70, or get the Kindle version from Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    9. The Joy of Origami by Margaret Van Sicklen that has 100 sheets of paper and instructions on how to make cute creations, like an elephant in pyjamas or a T-Rex. Get your fold on and show off your new paper friends on your Insta stories!

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    Get it from Book Outlet for $9.51.

    10. Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law by legal journalist Jeffrey Rosen, which chronicles a series of conversations between the two that took place from the ’90s all the way up to the current Trump era. It touches on key moments of her badass life, and her thoughts on everything from #MeToo to how to be a good listener.

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    Get it in hardcover from Amazon Canada for $27.16, or get the Kindle version from Amazon Canada for $15.99.

    11. A stunning picture book called Italy by Gray Malin that'll transport you to one of the most beautiful countries on Earth while you stay at home on your couch. It has beautiful photos of Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera that are so good, you'll almost feel the sea breeze on your skin.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $40 USD.

    12. Mandala Sodoku by Frank Rubin that'll distract you from your problems and give your mind a bit of a workout. Rather than the traditional square sudoku, this book contains 272 elegant puzzles designed to resembled mandalas. They’ll engage your mind and eye in a different way.

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    Get it from Book Outlet for $4.07.

    13. Everyday Magic by Semra Haksever, for if you’ve got a little witchiness in your soul that needs exploring (or just love the movie Practical Magic as much as I do). It has tips for reading tarot, studying up on crystals, learning about herbs, and generally bringing a bit more of the mystical into your everyday life.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $14.99 USD.

    14. Waste Not by Erin Rhoads that'll teach you how you can reduce waste in your personal life and do your bit to make the environment a little less angry. It has tips on how to make less trash at home and how to be a little more mindful when you’re on the go (which is when it tends to be a bit more challenging to be eco-conscious).

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $24.99 USD.

    15. A copy of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, because this plotline is truly bonkers and was way ahead of its time. It tackles feminism, class, mental health, and has one of the most shocking twists in literary history. This pretty print has a ribbon bookmark, a suede-like texture, and metallic foil detailing that would look lovely on your bookshelf.

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    Get it from Book Outlet for $9.76.

    16. The Handmaid's Tale by Canadian icon Margaret Atwood, if you've binged the Hulu series with Elizabeth Moss and want to read the original book. It's a bestseller that's won multiple awards for the chilling storytelling of the world of Gilead, where women are forced to have children in a dystopian future.

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    Get it in paperback from Amazon Canada for $9.99, or get the Kindle version from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    17. An incredible autobiography called Educated by Tara Westover. She was told education wasn't important and didn't set foot in a classroom until the age of 17, but went on to become a Cambridge fellow with a Ph.D. in intellectual history and political thought. It's an international bestseller, was on Barack Obama's reading recommendation list, and I personally read it in just one day because it was so incredibly compelling.

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    Get it in paperback from Amazon Canada for $12.99, or get the Kindle version from Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    18. And lastly, the entire Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James, because the phrase "Mr. Grey will see you now" still sends shivers down spines. Follow along as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele embark on a steamy, BDSM-filled affair and see why it took the world by storm a few years ago.

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    If you're not sure about getting involved in the whole trilogy, check out the first one for $6.99.

    Get it in paperback from Amazon Canada for $53.31, or get the Kindle version from Amazon Canada for $22.99.

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