8 books to read when you want to escape from real life

escapist books

Which, let’s face it, is a lot of the time.

These eight books aren’t self-help books or anything like that, they are just really lovely books, with amazing illustrations and photographs, or unusual stories. They are books that you can escape into, even if it’s just for ten minutes and you still have to clean the bathroom when you come out again.

I’ve chosen each of these because I think they are the perfect books to dip into when you need a bit of cheering up. With this in mind, I’ve taken a picture of a page inside each, to give you an idea of what you might find. Each title is a clickable link though, in case you want to find out more or see the front cover.

(Although you know you should never judge a book by its cover right?)

Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart

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George Clarke’s More Amazing Spaces

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The Un-Discovered Islands

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A Charm of Goldfinches

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The Urban Woodsman

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A History of the World in 500 Walks

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Great City Maps

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Gardens of the National Trust

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There was originally a competition as part of this post but that has now closed. Soz about that.



  1. Janet Roskell
    24 February, 2017 / 10:52 am

    I love Jenny Colgans books, really easy, light reading with a wonderful feel good vibe.

    • 8 March, 2017 / 10:33 am

      I’ve always been a reader my first ever book I read when I was 12 was Stephen King’s The Dream catcher.. I’m now nearly 31 and I haven’t put him down I have his whole collection

  2. 24 February, 2017 / 10:53 am

    Growing up, my parents had a whole series of Photography books, and I would spend hours pouring over the images again and again.

    Now, I love reading fiction (and even have my own book blog, http://www.dickensdoesbooks.com) – but still find myself captivated by photography books :)

  3. Penny-sue Wolfe
    24 February, 2017 / 10:55 am

    What a fantastic prize!! I a constantly reading so this would be perfect! Thank you x

  4. msedollyp
    24 February, 2017 / 10:56 am

    i like YA fiction, including Philip Pullman

  5. Corinne Henson
    24 February, 2017 / 10:59 am

    Anything light hearted and funny to take me away from stressful thoughts. Catherine Alliot and Lucy Diamond books are always good

  6. Tracey Peach
    24 February, 2017 / 11:01 am

    I like to escape into travel books it’s a great way to find out about places you have never been to before :) x

  7. Emily clark
    24 February, 2017 / 11:03 am

    At the moment I am trying to read books to hell with my anxiety. Would love to win to spoil my son though as he reads a lot at the moment

  8. Amy Fidler
    24 February, 2017 / 11:03 am

    Anything by Sarah Addison Allen,my fave author or Autobiographies x

  9. Susan Lloyd
    24 February, 2017 / 11:04 am

    It may be strange, but I love to escape into cookery and food books from around the world, imagining. All the delicious flavours.

  10. laura banks
    24 February, 2017 / 11:05 am

    i like murder mysterys

  11. Theresa Alison
    24 February, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Ive just had a book come that I want to read outside in my summer house when the weather is warmer.
    The book is called The Bear and the Nightingale, can’t wait to read it <3

  12. Ella
    24 February, 2017 / 11:34 am

    To escape into a book is my favourite thing Chick lit for the beach thrillers for my commute and big books full of gorgeous photos of exotic destinations or cookbooks at home xxx

  13. Mrs Rachel heap
    24 February, 2017 / 11:39 am

    I love to read Stephen King books as he writes so well it is like another life!

  14. Lorraine Stone
    24 February, 2017 / 11:39 am

    I like to re-read books from my childhood. Ballet Shoes is a favourite.

  15. Melanie Daniels
    24 February, 2017 / 11:40 am

    Ooh I love books! My favourites are fairytale-for-grown-up types, Victorian set novels or literary fiction. My favourites ever are probably Stardust by Neil Gaiman and Wuthering Heights :)

  16. Peter Watson
    24 February, 2017 / 11:49 am

    Some old philosophy books I have,Viktor Frankl my favourite.

  17. cat holdcroft
    24 February, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Cookery books I can sit and read them for hours

  18. 24 February, 2017 / 11:56 am

    I’m loving anything by Diana Gabaldon at the moment, there’s definitely plenty of books to keep you going in her series.

  19. pete c
    24 February, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    any form of travel literature or crime thrillers always please me

  20. Tracy Nixon
    24 February, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    I love Victoria Hislop and would love to escape into any of her novels!

  21. Donna S
    24 February, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I love fantasy books, my favourite is A Song of Ice & Fire series by George R R Martin.

  22. Hannah Scudder
    24 February, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    I like dramas I can get really into.

  23. Tony Metcalfe
    24 February, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I like reading biographies and autobiographies.

  24. 24 February, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Love a good crime novel, especially from the Golden Era of Crime. Plus anything featuring Nancy Drew or the Famous Five of course!

  25. Elizabeth Smith
    24 February, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I’m an avid reader and have recently enjoyed a few books by Susan Lewis

  26. Elizabeth Smith
    24 February, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    I’m an avid reader. Recently I’ve enjoyed several books by Susan Lewis.

  27. Matthew Warman
    24 February, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    Anything by Terry Pratchett or Douglas Adams

  28. Angela Kelly
    24 February, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    I absolutely love the Book People, they fuel my addiction! I can get lost in any fiction book. For me, it’s almost the act of reading rather than what I’m reading. Sitting down, turning pages, getting lost in the story; it’s like a form of meditation for me.

  29. 24 February, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    I rarely have my nose out of a book! I’m dying to read the new Jessie Burton book she’s such a great writer. A little bit of history, a whole lot of drama and no better escape from reality.

  30. Nina C
    24 February, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I loved the look of the Great City Maps book, def one i need to check out. I love looking at cookery books, history books and fiction i love to browse and see what catches my attention.

  31. Keith Hunt
    24 February, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    I Have loads of books about great 1950s Liners that sail to New York as we have made the trip many times.

  32. Jennifer Bruce
    24 February, 2017 / 1:50 pm

    Love books that take me to a foreign countries that I’ve never been to

  33. Kay Sherman
    24 February, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    I love James Patterson books x

  34. 24 February, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    I love a good simple read I can power through whilst half asleep!

  35. Lynne Peet
    24 February, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    I love any kind of book that transports you to a completely different place, time or world. Books are for getting completely lost in!

  36. Sinead ORourke
    24 February, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Travel books.

  37. Angela Treadway
    24 February, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    i like a humorous book x

  38. Liam Bishop
    24 February, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    I like epics, so anything from Lord of the Rings to War and Peace.

  39. Nicki Evans
    24 February, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    Fiction books, especially ones based in other countries.

  40. Harline parkin
    24 February, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    I love history books all about kings and queens or fact based books

  41. Alison Bruce
    24 February, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    Basically anything fictional so I can escape from real life for a while

  42. clair downham
    24 February, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    good thriller or dama

  43. Laura K
    24 February, 2017 / 4:10 pm

    I love a good thriller like something by Lee Child, but if I’m in the mood for something more relaxing then its got to be a good romance!

  44. Martina Pichova
    24 February, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    I like romantic and historical novels and Cecelia Ahern books.

  45. 24 February, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    Mainly I love science fiction/dystopian YA although a good YA romance can be fun too.

  46. alix smith
    24 February, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Anything by Stephen King!

  47. Lisa Rowsell
    24 February, 2017 / 4:43 pm

    My favourite genre is crime thriller, but if I’m looking for real escapism then I’ll pick up one of my Terry Pratchett books.

    24 February, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I love fantasy (fae, magic, witches, goblins etc…) but I also love reading autobiographys and crime novels

  49. Andi Neilson
    24 February, 2017 / 5:10 pm

    I love escaping into almost any European travel book, especially ones that look at more than the usual tourist attractions.

  50. jo liddement
    24 February, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    I love Alice Hoffman’s books because they have such strong characters and storylines which draw me in and keep me reading into the small hours.

  51. Isabel Aldrich
    24 February, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    I love travelogues. To read of adventures in places unfamiliar to me is pure escapism.

  52. Isabel Aldrich
    24 February, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    Travelogues are my favourite to escape into.

  53. Christine Knowler
    24 February, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    I love Diane Chamberlain books and have read most of them. They have a social or family theme it’s lovely to get to know the characters.

  54. iain maciver
    24 February, 2017 / 6:37 pm

    travel books

  55. Judith Allen
    24 February, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    I read mainly detective fiction but do like illustrated history books too.

  56. Joelle McNeil
    24 February, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    The Art of Domesticity. Beautiful book, cover falling to tatters and permanently by my bed

  57. kellyjo walters
    24 February, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I love cookery and foodie books

  58. Abbie
    24 February, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    I love travel books, in my pre-child days I used to dream of travelling round the world. W
    It’s a 5 year old and 2 year old this isn’t possible right now but I’d sit and plan out future travels as a family!

  59. Dawn Gould
    24 February, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I love a fantasy comedy. Think along the lines of Terry Pratchett. You can escape into a completely different world and have a laugh along the way

  60. Alvina
    24 February, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    Great prize – hoping I win so I can plan my great literary escape from the stress of life

  61. Hassni Malik
    24 February, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    I love to escape with the novels of Orhan Pamuk.

  62. 24 February, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    i actually adore escaping into children’s books – both the picture book style kids books that i read with my daughter (I LOVE all oliver jeffers books for example) and also ones for pre-teen/teen years like Ruby Redfort – so they are my escape books!

  63. ElizM
    24 February, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    Beautifully illustrated books such as Theodore Grey’s gorgeous Elements and Molecules books or wonderfully well written books like Helen Macdonald’s H is for Hawk in which every sentence is so beautifully constructed that you want to read it again before moving on.

  64. Kayleigh Tear
    24 February, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I like lots of different genre of book, it depends what mood I’m in. My go to book type is probably fantasy though. A bit of magic and vampires!
    Me and my 5 year old have just finished The faraway Tree collection which was also lovely to.read even as an adult!

  65. 24 February, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Bridge books, quiz books and humorous books.

  66. Lydia Barton
    24 February, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Everytime I go into a book shop I go straight to the travel, I love looking at all the different places and imagining where I’ll go.

  67. Boo Oatham
    24 February, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    My most favourite books in the world are the Tales of the City books by Armistead Maupin. Nowadays I love my chick lit and also books that people write about how they have settled in other countries, so you get a travel book and a real life “story” all in one book. Excellent. To be able to buy a ton of books would be my idea of bliss.

  68. Paul Wilson
    24 February, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    I like a wide range of books from sci-fi and fantasy to historical and classic literature.

  69. shirley evans
    24 February, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Love psychological thrillers.

  70. 24 February, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    I like practical books whether it’s knitting, cooking, sewing, or photography.

    24 February, 2017 / 11:42 pm

    anime comics

  72. Lin martin
    25 February, 2017 / 12:23 am

    Chronicles of Narnia, I want to walk through the wardrobe into a land of snow! Apart from the childhood reminiscences, Cook books of exotic food, inspiring next weeks dinners but also bringing a whole world in!

  73. Tee simpson
    25 February, 2017 / 12:41 am

    I love to sink into a romantic book

  74. Gemma Holland
    25 February, 2017 / 1:10 am

    I love reading about the destinations on my wishlist, fuelling my travel plans.

  75. Victoria Dennis
    25 February, 2017 / 5:58 am

    I love books with maps, I find them fascinating. Even as a child I liked story books with maps like Winnie the Pooh and Milly Molly Mandy. :D

  76. Kat Lucas
    25 February, 2017 / 6:15 am

    I like the classics such as Call of the Wild by Jack London

  77. RebeccaC
    25 February, 2017 / 7:54 am

    I escape into children’s books and to a more innocent time with less responsibilities.

  78. Jeanette
    25 February, 2017 / 8:52 am

    I like to read crime and thriller books.

  79. Richard Eldred Hawes
    25 February, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I love to escape into books on food and cooking

  80. Kim Norton
    25 February, 2017 / 9:10 am

    I like to read a variety of books from murder mystery to historical reference books. Just love reading.

  81. Katie
    25 February, 2017 / 9:19 am

    Anything that grips me! My favourite author is Margaret Atwood but my mum usually recommends books to me

  82. Janet
    25 February, 2017 / 9:22 am

    I love Jodi piccoult books. She has an exceptional way of tackling human issues and allowing each characters own perspective to be heard.

  83. Jennifer Haden
    25 February, 2017 / 9:26 am

    I’d love to escape into alot of my childhood classics, like A little Princess and the Oz books :) x

  84. Caroline Merser
    25 February, 2017 / 9:41 am

    Love a good mystery/detective/murder with a romance thrown in. Especially set in an older time period.

  85. Kim walker
    25 February, 2017 / 11:06 am

    What a beautiful collection of books. I’m a self confessed book lover and would love to win these. I know we have to accept that things change and technology continues to play a bigger and bigger part in our daily lives, but give me a real book over an e-reader any day xx

  86. Laura Todd
    25 February, 2017 / 12:24 pm

    Would like a few novels for the bookcase to wile away lazy Sunday afternoons

  87. AR Lister
    25 February, 2017 / 12:59 pm

    I like historical books about the 2nd World War. It makes me feel so lucky that I live in such relatively peaceful times in the UK, though I know a lot of people are still suffering badly overseas.

  88. Marianne Daniels
    25 February, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    I would love to add more children’s books to my collection. A teacher’s dream!

  89. Claire Woods
    25 February, 2017 / 2:05 pm

    I like a good fiction story book. One of my fave authors is Dorothy Koomson.

  90. Jade Hewlett
    25 February, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I like Young Adult books

  91. laura stewart
    25 February, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    i like real crime books

  92. lucy higgins
    25 February, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    I love chick lits and crime novels. Fab prize!

    25 February, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    I like books on time travel .

  94. Laura Pritchard
    25 February, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    I love Historical fiction – CJ Sansom’s books about Tudor detective/lawyer Shardlake are amazing & real escapism.

  95. Alexandra oliver
    25 February, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Lolita is my all time favourite, but i do love a bit of post-apocalyptic fiction too.

  96. Andrea Fletcher
    25 February, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    I like Katie Fforde books.

  97. Amanda
    25 February, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    What a great giveaway!
    I love to lose myself in a good romance!

  98. wendy gordon
    25 February, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    i read anything and everything, especially crime novels murders the more gruesome the better or fantasy novels.

  99. Paula
    25 February, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Science fiction and fantasy are what I’m reading most at the moment…

  100. frances hopkins
    25 February, 2017 / 8:33 pm

    I like biographies

  101. Jenny slack
    25 February, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    I love a good crime thriller, working my way through John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series at the moment. Absolutely gripping.

  102. Alice Dixon
    25 February, 2017 / 8:41 pm

    I love to read. When I want to escape I love to read something set in another land like Narnia, Alice in Wonderland etc

  103. Jules Eley
    25 February, 2017 / 9:21 pm

    It depends on my mood but i do like a thriller but also comedy or adventure

    25 February, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I love escaping into the Harry Potter books have read them so many times.

  105. maria hackett
    25 February, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I love Lee Child’s books and Sophie KInsella’s books

  106. Julie Camm
    25 February, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    I always have two books on the go – my upstairs book and my downstairs book. Downstairs is usually a biography of a historical figure – I’ve just today finished one about Thomas Cromwell, Upstairs is either a light-hearted book by someone like Marian Keyes or something like The Girl on the Train .

  107. 25 February, 2017 / 10:21 pm

    Catherine Cooksons & Lyn Andrews though I do like a good book with humour

  108. Solange
    25 February, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I like fantasy, sci-fi and thrillers.

    25 February, 2017 / 10:36 pm

    Marian Keyes for laugh out loud moments or Peter James crime thriller when I’m in the mood for something darker

  110. Alexandria Miller
    25 February, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    Travel books, daydreaming of all the places I want to visit.

  111. Jessica Askew
    25 February, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    I read a Liane Moriarty book for the first time the other day and loved it. Will work my way through all hers now, I think. Thanks for this giveaway.

  112. melanie stirling
    26 February, 2017 / 12:45 am

    I love to look through travel books,I won’t go to most of the places I read about but they are interesting to look at.

  113. kat pope
    26 February, 2017 / 12:54 am

    history books, or medieval murder mysteries. i like to escape into the past!

  114. Sarah Mackay
    26 February, 2017 / 12:56 am

    I love to read detective books as love a good mystery.

  115. Virginia C.
    26 February, 2017 / 1:00 am

    I love history books.

  116. Jo Glasspool
    26 February, 2017 / 1:23 am

    I love thrillers, especially physiological thrillers. I love the spine chilling need to know what happens nest.

  117. sarah hutt
    26 February, 2017 / 2:23 am

    All sorts but love martina cole , roberta kray ,manda sue heller books are among my favourite ones.

  118. Nancy Townsend
    26 February, 2017 / 5:37 am

    Horror, science fiction or humourous fantasy.

  119. Allan Wilson
    26 February, 2017 / 8:13 am

    I like to escape into a good old who done it novel

  120. Mark Mccaffery
    26 February, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I prefer a science fiction novel or a good thriller.

  121. Kelly Wheelhouse
    26 February, 2017 / 10:25 am

    I love reading young adult books. mainly romance and fantasy

  122. Carolynn Woodland
    26 February, 2017 / 10:43 am

    For escapism, I like to read powerful family sagas.

  123. Sue McCarthy
    26 February, 2017 / 11:26 am

    I like bird books, as I love birds. Close up bird photographs illustrate how beautiful all birds are – even the so called dull brown ones.

  124. Margaret Mccaffery
    26 February, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I like a good fantasy / romance such as the twilight saga.

  125. Michelle Ferguson
    26 February, 2017 / 11:56 am

    I love any historical fiction books like Phillipa Gregory

  126. Natalie White
    26 February, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    I love getting into fiction books to escape – or cookery books! :)

  127. Tiff Jordan
    26 February, 2017 / 12:28 pm

    I like escaping into novels with a twist, or with slightly sinister undertones… like Ice Twins by S J Tremayne.

  128. Sarah Mccaffery
    26 February, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    I love to get to grips with a romantic novel.

  129. sarah rees
    26 February, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    game of thrones, love them

  130. Rachael Barnard
    26 February, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I like to escape into historical fiction and imagine what it would have been like to live in another time.

  131. Michelle Smith
    26 February, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    I enjoy reading autobiographys

  132. Sheena Batey
    26 February, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Any fiction will do and I read copiously instead of doing the housework maybe i escape a little too much.

  133. Sam McKean
    26 February, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I love to read romance novels and autobiographies, pure escapism.

  134. Emma Walton
    26 February, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    I love to read and my current favorites are the Anita Blake collection by Laurell K Hamilton.

  135. Katie Skeoch
    26 February, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I do like a fantasy fiction, currently reading the game of thrones books

  136. Oliver Futter
    26 February, 2017 / 6:19 pm

    Anything by Neil Gaiman Is great to escape into.

  137. Jayne Townson
    26 February, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I love to escape into the Harry Potter books, such a magical world. Thanks for the giveaway.

  138. Donna Caldwell
    26 February, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I love reading through cookbooks getting a little inspiration

  139. 26 February, 2017 / 7:52 pm

    I love to look at recipe books and dream about making nice food

  140. Amy Pest
    26 February, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I really enjoy the cathy glass books

  141. Angie McDonald
    26 February, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    I like to escape into alsorts of books! From Harry Potter to Michael Morpurgo to James Patterson!

  142. maria blythin
    26 February, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    i love family sagas and biographies x

  143. katy
    26 February, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    wow looks good!

  144. Angie Daly
    27 February, 2017 / 12:09 am

    I’ll read just about anything – but trashy chicklit novels – especially free kindle downloads – are usually the way I go!
    But I do love both Lesley Pearce and Carole Matthews books – they are my favourites…

  145. Ramon Critchley
    27 February, 2017 / 1:15 am

    I’d love to win these eight books
    Maybe i could learn to cook
    The cookery book I’d love to pick
    Hoping I’ll win then I could buy some chopsticks

  146. Steph
    27 February, 2017 / 10:59 am

    I love fantasy books :)

  147. Lisa Pope
    27 February, 2017 / 11:48 am

    I love to escape into cookery books, Especially ones that include travel too

  148. Andrea Upton
    27 February, 2017 / 1:55 pm

    I like cookery books, especially ones with recipes from exotic faraway places!

  149. Sam Williams
    27 February, 2017 / 2:35 pm

    I love Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels

  150. Lorna Walkden
    27 February, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    I love a good thriller or sometimes as a bit of escapism through chick lit. Also enjoy reading to my kids and you can’t beat the classics such as Enid Blyton to help you escape back to childhood.

  151. Sara Goodman
    27 February, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    London By Tube by Christopher Winn & London’s Parks & Garden by Jill Billington.

    Thanks for a fantastic giveaway x

  152. Jane Allen
    27 February, 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I love fantasy and sci-fi. Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett are favourites at the moment. Love a bit of horror too, and sometimes a Sunday afternoon reading a trashy crime thriller is just what’s needed. I read most things fiction tbh!

  153. Kali filsell
    27 February, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Horror is one of my favourite genres I like a good scare if its written well. Stephen King is what started me out on this genre, I like the kind of horror novel that causes you not to sleep on the night that you’ve finished reading it. A lot of King’s novels have this powerful quality to them. It sets this genre apart from others in a way. However, I am up for all kinds of fiction really. I appreciate well-written works of fiction.

  154. jen s morgan
    27 February, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    A love nothing better than a good old romantic book x

  155. Lisa Conn
    27 February, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    I love YA books, particularly those by Holly Bourne.

  156. Victoria
    27 February, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Philippa Gregory… love me some Tudor/Wars of the Roses escapism…

  157. Rachel
    28 February, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Since I joined a book xkub, I read mostly anything but I guess I particularly historical fiction set in the last couple of centuries. Big old houses with stories to tell and that kind of thing!

  158. Anna Napolitano
    28 February, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Would love to win – love photography and motivational books !

  159. Familytime
    28 February, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Something where there is enough I can relate to but something about it that’s completely different to my own experiences

  160. Louise Rawson
    28 February, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    I’ve always liked to escape with some chick lit, however I’m starting to get into crime & thriller books too now!

  161. Leanne Newsome
    28 February, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    I love to read autobiography books

  162. Lorna Ledger
    28 February, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    I like a good horror or crime, such as Stephen King x

  163. Ruth Harwood
    1 March, 2017 / 10:37 am

    I love to escape in regency mills and boon xx

  164. Jeanette Leighton
    1 March, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Depends on my mood I like biographies, Stephen king

  165. judy kennedy
    1 March, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Annie Proulx

  166. Suzanne Gaulton
    1 March, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    Reading fullstop for me is an escape from real life – anything will do. Just being able to curl up and immerse myself, think about nothing other than the words in the book and the pictures they create in my head is a real treat.

  167. Layla Thomas
    1 March, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    I like escaping into funny historical roances.

  168. Keri Jones
    1 March, 2017 / 3:05 pm

    If I’m having a bad day I really like to read David Walliams’ books, they really make me smile and cheer me up.
    I usually read detective stories. I’m currently reading the Sherlock Holmes collection, which is really good :) x

  169. 1 March, 2017 / 3:08 pm

    I enjoy reading psychological thrillers :)

  170. Helen Thurston
    1 March, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    Depending on my mood I mainly read autobiographies, historical, crime, thriller, horror, fantasy and sci-fi.

  171. Patricia Avery
    1 March, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    I love reading everything from chick lit to classics, crime thrillers to historical novels. Rarely manage to enjoy sci-fi though :)

  172. Pauline
    1 March, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I like thrillers, things with a twist at the end. I love photography too and would love some books on that

  173. Mark R
    1 March, 2017 / 7:58 pm

    Forensic crime thrillers are good escapism or books about people’s travels.

  174. Sarah Ann
    1 March, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    Recently, I’ve been loving escaping to Hogwatrs as I reread all of the Harry Potter books.

  175. Laura
    2 March, 2017 / 12:45 am

    I really love crime novels. I am not sure why I find them so relaxing to read given that they can be quite gruesome! I think I enjoy trying to solve the puzzle.

  176. Kim Beale
    2 March, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I love Jodi Picoult books, they really make you think about other peoples views x

  177. 3 March, 2017 / 10:11 am

    I will read pretty much anything but I love fantasy books – a real escape from reality!

  178. 3 March, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I loved The Harry Potter books so I love Magical stories x

  179. donna hale
    3 March, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    I love any thriller or mystery storesi, my favourite authors are dean koontz and karen rose. If i won this though i would probably buy my kids lots of new books instead

  180. Jodie Cook
    3 March, 2017 / 12:53 pm

    My boyfriend loves fantasy books so he would be over the moon to spend this on them.

  181. Sandra Clarke
    3 March, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I love books with unusual places and lots of photos.

  182. 3 March, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I’ve just finished reading the secret life of the amir sisters by nadiya Hussain

  183. Caroline Blaza
    3 March, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    I love a good romance book to totally escape into.

  184. Sarah Gray
    3 March, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I like to escape into fantasy. Tolkien and Pratchett mainly.

  185. 3 March, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    I’d love to win this. Mia has just turned 13 and I keep thinking of fabulous life-changing books I read at that age that I want to line up on her teenage shelf for her.

  186. Angela Paull
    3 March, 2017 / 1:09 pm

    I love a good crime thriller

  187. Sarah Cooper
    3 March, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I love a good thriller, but I also really like Jodi Picoult books too.

  188. Catherine Parkin
    3 March, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I love a good detective novel, I get so absorbed it takes away the worries of the everyday world!

  189. Sarah Buckenham
    3 March, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I like books by Adele Parks as they’re easy to read!

  190. dana
    3 March, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Historical novels are my favourite.

  191. AGA
    3 March, 2017 / 1:22 pm


  192. 3 March, 2017 / 1:31 pm

    I do like some quality world-building – think Pat Rothfuss, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman – so it’d be something like that. Worlds that feel slightly dangerous but I’m sorry I can’t visit them all the same.

  193. Girondella
    3 March, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    H Is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald – makes we want to go goshawk watching

  194. Nicola Cook
    3 March, 2017 / 1:46 pm

    Days Out books with good illustrations.

  195. michelle o'neill
    3 March, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    i love crime or horror! love a good spine tingler!

  196. A S,Edinburgh
    3 March, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    I love wildlife photography books; I have so many now!

  197. Leila Benhamida
    3 March, 2017 / 2:10 pm

    Reading Holy Island by L J Ross . I also love a good Agatha Christie book.

  198. Ali Thorpe
    3 March, 2017 / 2:11 pm

    I like to curl up with a crime thriller.

  199. Andi Gurney
    3 March, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    I love escaping into any book. I sit outside school reading my Book waiting for them to come out. I especially love Lee Child at the moment

  200. Kelly Hanson
    3 March, 2017 / 2:47 pm

    I like to read anything by Irvine Welsh and I love anything by DC.

  201. Rachel Phipps
    3 March, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I love reading a huge variety of books. My absolute favourite is The Time Travellers Wife

  202. Maureen M
    3 March, 2017 / 2:50 pm

    I read almost anything but my real favourites are historical novels.

  203. Katie S
    3 March, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Bill Bryson’s travel books – they always make me want to go visit the place immediately!

  204. Andrea F
    3 March, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    Cook books!

  205. charlotte wilde
    3 March, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I have a book a bought hopefully many years ago called ‘Worlds great adventure treks’ I managed to do one of them! I look at it every so often and imagine the parallel li life me checking them all off!

  206. Sarah S
    3 March, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    I love to escape into fiction. I’m currently reading The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. She is a writer who creates such completely believable worlds to escape into. (Although I’m not sure I’d want to live in the dystopian world she has created in this particular novel!)

  207. 3 March, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    i love reading chick lits, easy tp pick up and then put back down when real life calls

  208. Donna W
    3 March, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I love reading thrillers myself – I’m currently re-reading the Millennium trilogy. But I also love reading with my toddler so we spend hours looking through pop-up books and lovely short stories. I can’t wait to read him Roald Dahl.

  209. Sarah
    3 March, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I love to get lost in a fantasy romance world :) xx

  210. charlie pope
    3 March, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    history books

  211. sue hodges
    3 March, 2017 / 8:04 pm

    I read the Disc World series by Terry Pratchett

  212. Kelly Young
    3 March, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I love reading real life stories/true biographies, as long as they aren’t about celebrities!

  213. Charmian Filewood
    3 March, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I love to get lost in crime/thrillers. Nothing better than a book that steals away your time, but I do also love nature books and the Highland one looks gorgeous!

  214. Margaret Clarkson
    3 March, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I like to escape with thrillers and mystery books

  215. 3 March, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I do love Autobiographies but on saying that i also love to read true life crime. All in all i just LOVE to read x x

  216. Sylvia Paul
    3 March, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    I love reading autobiographies xx

  217. cheryl hadfield
    3 March, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    I love to read war time novels

  218. MARGARET gallagher
    3 March, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Psychological thrillers as I’m USUALLY hooked from the first page -perfect escapism

  219. Sue Stoddart
    3 March, 2017 / 11:06 pm

    Ah you can never have too many books! I do like a good autobiography.. but thriller books are my fave! x x

  220. Alison P
    3 March, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Chick-lit that is easy to pick up and put down and doesn’t need a lot of concentration.

  221. 3 March, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    I like to escape into fantasy, books for children, teens, and Young Adults (like the Anne books or Laura Ingalls Wilder ones). Or Stephen King’s works. Pretty much anything that catches my interest.

  222. Gillian Holmes
    4 March, 2017 / 12:47 am

    Cosy Mysteries

  223. Louise Crocker
    4 March, 2017 / 9:04 am

    I love reading Marian Keyes. I’ve been reading her books since she was a teen. She’s hilarious.

  224. Nicola J
    4 March, 2017 / 9:12 am

    I love reading travel and nature books

  225. Claire Bickley
    4 March, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Fab prize, I love recipe books, could spend hours flicking through

  226. Leanne Bell
    4 March, 2017 / 10:59 am

    I normally pick up a light hearted romance book as most days it’s all my brain can absorb

    4 March, 2017 / 11:15 am

    I am a Discworld fan the late Terry Pratchett has always given me hours of laughter, smirks, guffaws and giggles, my favourite character has to be Nanny Og – I think I am modelled after her!

  228. Jane Willis
    4 March, 2017 / 11:34 am

    I love to escape into fiction – I love absolutely every genre except Westerns – and also into cookery books, to daydream ab out all the glorious dishes I would cook if only it was acceptable to eat 8 main meals a day, because that’s how many it would take to use all the recipes I want to before my 100th birthday!

  229. Sarah Archibald
    4 March, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    My favourite are psychological thrillers, I get lost in them!

  230. Iris W
    4 March, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I like so many different genres from Stephen King to Jane Austen, but my favourites are mystery thrillers.

  231. amy bondoc
    4 March, 2017 / 1:53 pm

    i will literally read anything! my book collection is really huge its takes up my spare room, i do find i mainly sway towards crime books though

  232. Rhia P
    4 March, 2017 / 3:09 pm

    I read and reread Harry Potter when i need a bit of escape… there’s something perpetually comforting about returning to Hogwarts for a few hours…

  233. Kate Davies
    4 March, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    I like fantasy and YA books to escape real life.

  234. olivia Kirby
    4 March, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    I like cook books and classics.

  235. Cara Bemrose-williams
    4 March, 2017 / 3:47 pm

    I love to escape into a good murder mystery especially an Agatha Christie- you can’t beat it.

  236. Karen B
    4 March, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I love a classic whodunit mystery book but for real escapism I enjoy Jasper Fforde books and the Rivers of London books by Ben Aaronovitch

  237. lynn neal
    4 March, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    I love to escape with fiction usually historic novels especially ones set in London!

  238. Rebecca Lathwood
    4 March, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    I like to escape to the wilds of the Yorkshire Moors with the Bronte sisters’ novels

  239. Emma
    4 March, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    I like to escape into mystery and crime novels – I get such satisfaction trying to solve the case!

  240. Kim Styles
    4 March, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    I love crime books and historical fiction

  241. Hazel Rea
    4 March, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    I love science fiction – especially if it is humorous like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I also love reading recipe books looking for recipes I can adapt to accommodate family allergies.

  242. Susan Ann Bennett
    4 March, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Ohh I love a romantic love story in a wonderful setting to transport me away to another world.

  243. Christine Caple
    4 March, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    My favourite books are psychological thrillers.

  244. Gina M
    4 March, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I love to escape with auto biographies

  245. Rai
    4 March, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    Anything, I love to lose myself in a book. From Stephen King, to a good grubby, smelly Dickens, to textbooks on ancient Mesopotamia.

  246. karen scammell
    4 March, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    detective books

  247. Kalie-Dee Jones
    4 March, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    I love thriller books to escape with but a good historical one if I’m in the mood can be just as captivating. I’ve just read through the 50SOG trilogy though which I really escaped into with.

  248. Carly Nichol
    4 March, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Great prize! I was never a big reader but I am on a mission for my daughter to have books all around her.

  249. 4 March, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    I love a good chick lit book to escape the rat race!

  250. michelle pierce
    4 March, 2017 / 10:51 pm

    love to read murder mysteries

  251. 4 March, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I usually escape into fiction, so was pleasantly surprised that you chose so many non-fiction books here. I can absolutlely see why, too.

    4 March, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    A princess book where I lived happily ever after ( fat chance) where’s my prince charming

  253. 4 March, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    Some romantic novels, or stephen King, maybe some travel guides.

  254. Alison Thackray
    4 March, 2017 / 11:27 pm

    Books are the gateway to knowledge

  255. Melanie stanbridge
    5 March, 2017 / 7:36 am

    It depends sometimes I like a good crime thriller, then other times a modern romance

  256. janine atkin
    5 March, 2017 / 11:20 am

    i love a good crime thriller

  257. Craig Havery
    5 March, 2017 / 11:53 am

    horror or murder mystery

  258. Danielle Stewart
    5 March, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    I love fiction books, to take my mind of my real world after a long hard day! xox

  259. 5 March, 2017 / 3:16 pm

    I love a good old novel, Jane Austen is my favourite but I’m quite eclectic in my tastes. Anything with a storyline gripping enough for me to get lost in.

  260. 5 March, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    Weirdly it’s crime that does it for me – totally escapism in a dark and freaky way!

  261. Diane Carey
    5 March, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Crime/thrillers at the moment

  262. 5 March, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    I love a historical/modern day mystery novel – Kate Mosse, Kate Morton, that kind of thing. Curled up in an armchair in the window with a hot chocolate and a roaring fire to go alongside the book. Perfect escape.

  263. Julie Wilson
    5 March, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I like reading biographies and children’s books (I work in an infant school ).

  264. G Keegan
    5 March, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    A good thriller to keep me entertained on my train to work.

  265. Kimberley Ryan
    5 March, 2017 / 7:13 pm

    I love fiction, especially fantasy, my favourite authors are Tolkien, Terry Brooks and George Martin

  266. Mandy Betts
    5 March, 2017 / 7:41 pm

    Jane Eyre. Every time. Or The Season of Passage by Christopher Pike (my favourite book as a teenager).

  267. Mary Baldwin
    5 March, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    I love historical fiction, particularly that around the First World War, and also contemporary crime fiction, particularl Nordic Noir.

  268. Jo Hutchings
    5 March, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I love escaping in to all sorts of fiction but especially fantasy and historic fiction.

  269. Natalie Crossan
    6 March, 2017 / 12:46 am

    I enjoy patricia cornwell books xx

  270. Caroline Cordery
    6 March, 2017 / 1:32 am

    I like to escape into my old travel diaries!

  271. A.E. ADKINS
    6 March, 2017 / 8:58 am

    Love Sharon Penman books – great novels based on historical facts

  272. Claire Stewart
    6 March, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Travel books and new escapes places to dream and fantasize about visiting

  273. Anna
    6 March, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    I find (auto)biographies and memoirs of remarkable women very inspirational, but also escapist.

  274. Mrs Heather Harris
    6 March, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    I like fiction books about days gone by during and after the great wars

  275. Jessica Mellor
    6 March, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    I’m a romance kind of gal. I really like Sophie Kinsella’s new book

  276. Katrina Fox
    6 March, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    I love to read fiction, especially crime thrillers- they take me away from my rather mundane life!

  277. Katie
    6 March, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    Sophie Kinsella books

  278. Miss Tracy Hanson
    6 March, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I do love a good crime thriller, my favourite author is Chris Carter. Especially one where you are kept guessing. I lose myself in trying to work out “who the guilty party is” – usually get it wrong though. Also love the horsey/country type books like Fiona Walker and Jilly Cooper. :)

  279. Chantel L
    6 March, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    I escape into any books that connect to my interests at the time (varies!). So when I adored Tim Burton movies I bought his biography & illustrated books, now I’m really into golden era Hollywood so seeking similar themed books!

  280. Laura Johns
    6 March, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    I love reading sports players autobiographies

  281. kristina
    6 March, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Would love to read more thrillers and romance books

  282. michelle speight
    6 March, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    love the touch of frost books i can read them over and over again

  283. Gemma Cook
    6 March, 2017 / 11:58 pm

    I love reading Travel Books.
    It’s my escapism.
    Fantastic Prize.
    Thank you for running such a generous giveaway.

  284. T. Brailey
    7 March, 2017 / 6:24 am

    Love the good old Jackie Collins, but also like thriller style books as well.

  285. 7 March, 2017 / 11:56 am

    I look science fiction books – a real escape

  286. Spencer Broadley
    7 March, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    I like Agatha Christie and PG Wodehouse books

  287. Rennene Hartland
    7 March, 2017 / 12:43 pm

    I love fantasy Fiction and also a lover of mills and boon

  288. James Harris
    7 March, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I love to read humorous travel books, as I don’t get to travel myself much anymore, and authorised biographies of celebrities that I like or admire, often sportspeople.

  289. Kathleen Lynch
    7 March, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    I like Sophie Kinsella and Jenny Colgan books. They are warm, lighthearted and funny.

  290. carole n
    7 March, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    my favourite has to be autobiographies by interesting people

  291. MM
    7 March, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    When i truly need to escape I like to return to the books I read when i was much younger. I still enjoy, and can easily escape into, “Watership Down” by Richard Adams, “Treasure Island” by Stevenson, and “The Hobbit”.
    Great books!

  292. Tracey Mitchell
    7 March, 2017 / 5:16 pm

    A really good thriller that gets you thinking and you can’t wait to read more.

  293. Jodie Cook
    7 March, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    Comedy, romance or period dramas

  294. Kelly Goodall
    7 March, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    Cookery Books

  295. Anthea Holloway
    7 March, 2017 / 8:44 pm

    I like literary fiction which makes me think and ponder!

  296. Tracy Hopkins
    7 March, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    To truly escape and get my brain to switch off, it has to be fiction for me. I need to escape into another world, completely different to my own, perhaps a magical one like in Princess Bride, Stardust or Northern Lights, or I escape into a different time and place thanks to Jane Austen or Toni Morrison. But the best escape is to snuggle up and read old Enid Blyton or Shirley Hughes books with my kids!

  297. sarah knightley
    7 March, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    I love reading any agatha christie, great escapism

  298. 7 March, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    I love to read Terry Pratchett and J. R. R. Tolkein. Can read them over and over again.

  299. Debbie Preston
    7 March, 2017 / 11:55 pm

    I love murder mysteries

  300. Lorna Peppiatt
    8 March, 2017 / 12:47 am

    I love travel books, reading about destinations I’d love and hope to visit over next few years.

  301. 8 March, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I love reading- it’s my favourite thing to pass time. It also really helps with my depression and anxiety! I’d buy some travel related books and some fantasy novels. My FAVES!

  302. Rebecca
    8 March, 2017 / 10:51 am

    Love escaping into page-turners. That hook that keeps you keen to know what happens next … the best books are the ones you wish you could keep on reading.

  303. Kate B
    8 March, 2017 / 11:43 am

    I’ve continued to love escaping to Hogwarts with the Harry Potter books since I was a child :)

  304. gemma hendry
    8 March, 2017 / 12:49 pm

    any horror/suspense books are my fave

  305. Ema J Lowe
    8 March, 2017 / 1:40 pm

    I now it may be old news but I haven’t yet read any of the 50 shades books and would really like to.

  306. Kirsti Peters
    8 March, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    History books…now I know that sounds boring to some but I love them and love to know how we have lived throughout the centuries. I also like anything by Jackie Collins and Jilly Cooper…old school

  307. Fiona Fuller
    8 March, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    What a lovely giveaway! I love to escape to another place with a good read! :-)

  308. greig spencer
    8 March, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    love reading the harry potter books they are so much fun xxx

  309. Dianne Simpson
    8 March, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    Peter James books. No matter how bad life can get it usually ends up worse in his novels but I have read the whole of the ‘Roy Grace’ series apart from the last one, which I am just about to start

  310. Allan Fullarton
    8 March, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    I love to read Stephen King books – makes me feel on edge.

  311. Joanna Ford
    8 March, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    I like to escape into a good psychological thriller that keeps you guessing all of the way through it!

  312. faye williams
    8 March, 2017 / 10:19 pm

    I love to read travel books and discover new places

  313. Sheri Darby
    8 March, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Any genre – it just has to be well written.

  314. Katherine L
    9 March, 2017 / 12:02 am

    I love escaping on an armchair culinary ride with cookbooks! I can read them pretty much cover to cover

  315. Ems West
    9 March, 2017 / 1:20 am

    I haven’t found time to read anything other than online blogs and children’s books for ages and have promised myself that I will get back into reading at night to help me relax after running around after 3 little ones all day. I really like thrillers and detective type series as well as a little chic lit but nothing too soppy. I’ve been recommended a few alternative parenting type books written by Mummy bloggers so have been looking out for some of those.

  316. Jayne K
    9 March, 2017 / 7:08 am

    I love coffee table books full of beautiful photographs

  317. Lauren Old
    9 March, 2017 / 9:41 am

    I love to read fantasy books such as The Hunger Games trilogy, they’re so gripping and unputdownable, it’s like stepping into an entirely different world!

  318. Lucy Carter
    9 March, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I like fantasy books, I’m currently reading my son’s Percy Jackson series

  319. Rebecca Powell
    9 March, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    i love all sorts of books, but I do particularly like thrillers

  320. Jacob Barnard
    9 March, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    I like to escape into any of the Harry Potter books :)

  321. Rebecca Howells (
    9 March, 2017 / 3:31 pm

    I love escaping into Lee Child’s Crime Thrillers with character Jack Reacher

  322. Debbie Nichols
    9 March, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    At the moment I am reading a lot of plays – There is so much less detail in them than in a book that I can create more of the surroundings and character than if an author had set it all out for me. However, I expect ti be dipping in to The Kite Runner again soon (Which is now also a play!)

  323. paul jackson
    9 March, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I like science fiction and fantasy books

  324. Kirsten Barthy
    9 March, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    I like ChickLit, e.g. books by Fiona Walker make me happy.

  325. Terrie-Ann Wright
    9 March, 2017 / 6:20 pm

    I always wished I could go into the world of Harry Potter to be able to do magic and just experience the magical world!

  326. tina edwards
    9 March, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    i love chick lit its a great way to unwind

  327. Victoria Allum
    9 March, 2017 / 7:03 pm

    I enjoy reading many different genres, fantasy, crime, sci-fi and thrillers. Just love reading generally, especially when the weather is like this, keeps me occupied when I can’t go out anywhere :)

  328. Carly M
    9 March, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I’m currently re-reading Harry Potter – perfect escapism!

  329. Trevor Linvell
    9 March, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    Love to escape into a good Star Wars novel to go to a galaxy far far away!

  330. Stacy Fenemore
    9 March, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I like fictional crime but also like diary like books like the confessions of a shopaholic

  331. Victoria Prince
    9 March, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    I love to escape into children’s books ! Especially the ones I loved to read as a child – a particular favourite of mine to escape into are the Jill books by Ruby Ferguson.

  332. Wendy Guy
    9 March, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I love to read historical novels.

  333. lia sturman
    9 March, 2017 / 9:14 pm

    Anything by Stephen King

  334. 9 March, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I love romantic comedy books. I love reading so much but I am a real sucker for a happy ending.

  335. Cerys John
    9 March, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I love reading travel books- problem is I’m always wanting to go away to experience everything myself :)

  336. Jennifer Wlodyka
    9 March, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    Anything when I get a chance to read

  337. Julie Booth
    9 March, 2017 / 10:03 pm

    I escape into Lee Childs/Stephen King/Peter James thrillers

  338. Caroline Anne Bellamy
    9 March, 2017 / 10:32 pm

    oooo I haven’t read a book in so long.
    Probably a local history book, Maybe a Mummy-parenting book, and maybe something indulgent

  339. Josephs jones
    9 March, 2017 / 10:50 pm

    Love reading books it’s like bringing to life so many different lives

  340. Paul Davies
    9 March, 2017 / 10:55 pm

    Kids should spend more time reading books instead of eyes fixed to phone or tablet . I know mine do

  341. 9 March, 2017 / 11:32 pm

    Terry Pratchett discworld books :) my fave characters are the witches. Once I pick one up I have to keep reading until the end. They make me laugh and they make me question things. Two very valuable things to do.

  342. Lyndsey Bruce
    9 March, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    I like reading murder and thriller books :-)

  343. Diane Duggan
    10 March, 2017 / 12:24 am

    I like reading novels – especially ones set during the Second World War .

  344. laura pyper
    10 March, 2017 / 12:33 am

    romance books

  345. Leonie Owen
    10 March, 2017 / 12:39 am

    i love horror books

  346. Joanne smith
    10 March, 2017 / 6:52 am

    I love escaping to France with Joanne Harris or Kate Mosse books

  347. Thomas Perry
    10 March, 2017 / 8:50 am

    I like to escape into sci-fi books so I am transported to different worlds in different times

  348. 10 March, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Crime novels from the 1920s and 30s

  349. Geoff Hibbert
    10 March, 2017 / 9:08 am

    Almost anything by Jules Verne

  350. Nicki simpson
    10 March, 2017 / 9:36 am

    I like photography books
    And books about makeup and people’s faces,…..

  351. Pritchy
    10 March, 2017 / 10:21 am

    Book people are my staple currently enjoying with my boys the person controller and the midnight gang and me the Girl on the Train this would be a dream come true

  352. Lynit
    10 March, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Harry Potter books!
    Good luck everyone! ❤

  353. ian Cheyne
    10 March, 2017 / 10:27 am

    John Lydon books

  354. karen Howden
    10 March, 2017 / 10:30 am

    I love a love story which starts off sad but ends happy ever after

  355. Amanda Norwood
    10 March, 2017 / 10:45 am

    Either romance or fantasy books

  356. Dawn Underwood
    10 March, 2017 / 11:28 am

    I read detective novels

  357. sadie coffin
    10 March, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I have been getting into mills and boon recently, can’t be a good romance

  358. Sarah Linda Lees
    10 March, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    True story books do it for me, always fascinates me going into how other people live and the things they have done.

    • Jill Fairbanks
      10 March, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      I quite like carol mason she is a great fictional writer

  359. Debra Ford
    10 March, 2017 / 1:13 pm

    nothing beats a true story for me

  360. Pauline Dring
    10 March, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    like historical novels

  361. sion gibby
    10 March, 2017 / 4:03 pm

    for me i love inspiring biographies – more inspirational the better

  362. Kate Grogan
    10 March, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Gardening books in winter – help me dream of spring planting and summer picking :)

  363. Caroline Smith
    10 March, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    I love crime thrillers – especially ones with serial killers, not sure what that says about my personality!

  364. MICHELLE Stewart
    10 March, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    WOW This prize is heaven for me always have my nose in a book

  365. Jayne Kelsall
    10 March, 2017 / 5:05 pm

    I love a good Crime Thriller or Horror book, something that keeps me guessing .x

  366. Ann Skamarauskas
    10 March, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Tolkein :)

  367. Rebecca Alderson
    10 March, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    I love to escape into Sci-Fi books and comics!

  368. chloe brill
    10 March, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    i love reading about history

  369. Elinor Bevan
    10 March, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    i love the post apocalypse books – they reflect how awesome people can be when its necessary!!

  370. Lia Burns
    10 March, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    I love anything by Sophie kinsella!
    Romance books are my favourites x

  371. tammi nutting
    10 March, 2017 / 7:50 pm

    i love a true story book .

  372. Tracey Bean
    10 March, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    I love reading soppy romantic books

  373. Jennifer
    10 March, 2017 / 8:05 pm

    I love a good thriller by Lynwood Barclay and another crime writer Gail Bowen. But sometimes a great escape is also reading to my children, Roald Dahl or Julia Donaldson

  374. Sheila Reeves
    10 March, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    I love a good autobiography, not necessarily famous people, just someone with a tale to tell – also love a good thriller too

  375. gemma raines
    10 March, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    I like a books by a guy called Patrick Redmond hes fantastic some of his book are a tad dark but hes so ace

  376. Jade Pawley
    10 March, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    I have no genre that I stick to. I can get lost in absolutely anything!

  377. 10 March, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I find any book I read if it’s good I can escape into. One of my favourite authors tho is Victoria Hislop a lot of her books are based on the Greek islands, The Island is my favourite book about a leprosy colony off the coast of Crete it switches from present day to the past when it was occupied.

  378. Tricia cowell
    10 March, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    I’m always on the lookout for great thriller

  379. sharon martin
    10 March, 2017 / 9:35 pm

    i like mostly history based stories

  380. Fiona jk42
    10 March, 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I prefer to read non-fiction, especially history. I hated history at school because we only seemed to learn dates and names of kings & prime ministers, but I really enjoy reading a well-written history book. I’m currently reading Citizens by Simon Sharma, which I picked up in a 2nd hand store, it’s about the French revolution which I did not learn about in school.

  381. Marie Rule
    10 March, 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Travel stories. I love reading about all the adventures that people have entailed.

  382. Carol Phile
    10 March, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I escape into books about Greece

  383. Ruby Spiteri
    10 March, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    I lgot be travel books and cooking books x

  384. Nancy Bradford
    10 March, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    It has been ages since I’ve had the time to escape with a good book but I like historical, crime or science fiction as a rule.

  385. Rachael Ashmore
    10 March, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Any true story I love them

  386. Bex
    10 March, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    I love the Book People – I get loads for Jake from them :)

  387. Rachel Craig
    10 March, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    Factual, Autobiography, Biography :- are my favourites. I enjoy learning, understanding, humour etc. I do enjoy AutoBiographies which contain some humour.

  388. Tamsin Dean
    10 March, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    love and adore Anne Rice

  389. Kim W
    10 March, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    I love Autobiographies to see what makes people tick as well as the ficiton series of Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella which have me in stitches

  390. Leanne Humberstone
    10 March, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    Fantasy books

  391. Clare Hubbard
    10 March, 2017 / 11:17 pm

    I’m currently enjoying reading a tale of two cities, hard to follow but really enjoying it

  392. Paula gwynne
    10 March, 2017 / 11:20 pm

    The History of the world in 500 walks as could sit on the sofa and travel with my mind

  393. Leeanne Clifford
    10 March, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    I’m really into Irvine Welsh at the moment. I’m reading the prequel to Trainspotting and it’s grim but also very funny. It’s charting the descent into crime and heroin for the boys and it’s really very good

  394. Elanor Rice
    10 March, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    Books have always been my escape from worries, heartache or even just a boring day. I love both photographic books (of travel and animals) and crime thrillers especially ones that have a series of books to let you become really acquainted with the characters e.g. Val McDairmind with Tony Hill (Wire in the blood etc), James Patterson with Alex Cross & Karin Slaughter with Will Trent.
    I’m loving that my baby seems to be enjoying books already and even though we’ve already started building her library up, I’d love to win to purchase her more and let her see that their is no greater tool than imagination and learning from the wonderful world of books. :)

  395. Adrian Bold
    10 March, 2017 / 11:53 pm

    I like to get into a good thriller or murder mystery book.

  396. Alison Clifford
    11 March, 2017 / 12:17 am

    Light comedy fiction, takes me away from stresses of everyday life!

  397. Tammy Neal
    11 March, 2017 / 12:43 am

    A good thriller or drama x

  398. Brenda wilkes
    11 March, 2017 / 12:53 am

    I love travel books and also books on self improvement. My latest purchases from the Book People were books to make a better me but I haven’t got round to reading them yet!

  399. Phillip James Davies
    11 March, 2017 / 12:59 am

    Astronomy and Science Books

  400. 13 March, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Definitely an Agatha Christie book. I’m something of a Poirot-nut, so it’s always a joy to solve a crime along with the man himself.

  401. 13 March, 2017 / 9:50 pm

    Have been lusting after the Pattern & Print Geometrics and Nature books for a looooong while now! And the list of photography books I ‘need’ is getting quite frankly ridiculous!! Please help me

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