These Books Will Help You Escape The Horrible News Cycle

Calgon, take me away—in book format, please. Everything is a lot right now—which is putting it mildly—and since you’re no good to anyone if you reach burnout mode, you need to step away sometimes and escape. Recharge the batteries so you can fight another day. Or just remember the good in the world. I’m here to help you do just that with some books that will help you escape from the current horrible news cycle.


May this list give you the escape you need from the current news cycle and inspire more greatness.


Jamie Canavés is a Book Riot contributing editor and Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator who always has a book in one hand. She writes the Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter, never says no to chocolate or ‘80s nostalgia, and spends way too much time asking her goat-dog “What’s in your mouth?!” Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.