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    13 Funny And Light-Hearted Books That'll Help You Get Your Mind Off Things

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    1. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan - ₹1,230

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    Percy Jackson is a 12-year-old boy who has recently discovered he's the son of Greek sea-god Poseidon after he vaporised his Maths teacher. Follow him and his friends, Annabeth and Grover as they take on the world that's actually full of more monsters than you'd think in this hilarious adventure that'd make anyone laugh and feel great at the same time.

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    2. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett - ₹394

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    The world is about to end but angel, Aziraphale and demon, Crowley refuse to see it end. All they have to do is find the Antichrist and stop it from happening but no one seems to be sure about where he is.

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    3. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston - ₹399

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    This is a cute little love story that follows The First Son, Alex Claremont Diaz, and Prince Henry of Wales. The two of them have grown up hating and competing with each other. But as they grow older, they realise the sparks may just be the good kind.

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    4. Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams - ₹553

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    If you're kind of tired of existing on planet Earth, this is the book for you. Follow Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and a stellar set of characters as they course through space on an epic journey which will make you laugh and root for these misfits.

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    5. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim - ₹436

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    If you miss travelling and just want to get away, do it with this amazing book. This is the story of Mrs. Wilkins and Mrs. Arbuthnot, two women have had enough of their husbands and decide to take a vacation to help them transform their prospects beyond what they've been told.

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    6. Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones - ₹562

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    Sophie has been transformed into an old woman after being struck by the curse of the spell of the Witch of the Waste. The only hope for her to go back to her old self is Howl, a wizard who lives in a moving castle. If you've watched the movie, you're definitely going to cherish the book.

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    7. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell - ₹450

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    Simon Snow is in his second last year of wizard school when his evil (possibly vampiric) roommate, Basiliton goes missing. And now, Simon won't rest until he's found him once and for all to make sure he isn't plotting something against the school (and for other reasons).

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    8. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins - ₹882

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    Harper Price is your typical overachiever. After a slightly weird incident at a dance, she realises that she's a Paladin, a guardian with unbelievably amazing fighting abilities. She's been charged to protect the mysterious school-reporter, David Stark who is the subject of a prophecy, one that may or may not involve him destroying the Earth.

    Get it here.

    9. Less by Andrew Sean Greer - ₹404

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    To say that Arthur Lee is going through a midlife crisis would be an understatement. But he hits rock bottom when he gets an invitation to his ex-boyfriend's wedding. So, he decides to say yes to every invitation to every literary event on his desk which takes him on a journey around the world, where he will be struck with misfortunes and happiness.

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    10. Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson - ₹378

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    In this memoir, Jenny Lawson talks about her life-long experiences with depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses in this slightly insane and inappropriate book, and she manages to make these things seem funny.

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    11. Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman - ₹330

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    29-year-old Eleanor Oliphant is living life by sticking to a tight schedule so she can deal with her traumatic past by not dealing with it. All of this changes when she helps in rescuing an old man who has fallen down with her IT guy, Raymond. Raymond and Eleanor have a lot of baggage to deal with and together, they will try to rescue each other.

    This book may break your heart but it'll definitely put it back together too. Get it here.

    12. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And other concerns) by Mindy Kaling - ₹499

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    If you love The Office, you're probably going to love this autobiography by Mindy Kaling. She will dish out about everything from growing up chubby to the not-so-glamorous Hollywood life, dating, and the friends she's made along the way.

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    13. Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris - ₹328

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    This book is two-part collection of essays written by David Sedaris. One of the essays details about his experience with a truly horrible French teacher who wouldn't stop making David feel miserable. Another story called You Can't Kill the Rooster, is about his chilled out his brother who talked in hip-hop slang at a very fancy restaurant.

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