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Books to Help You Unplug

Take time to stay in, get cozy, and disconnect from your busy schedule. Read fiction that will take you to another world, or find nonfiction that shares the value in relaxing and taking a break from your phone and social life.
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    Uncommon Type Book Cover Picture

    Uncommon Type

    by Tom Hanks

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    Uncommon Type Book Cover Picture

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    Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics

    by Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren and Carlye Adler

    In Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics, Dan Harris and Jeff Warren embark on a gonzo cross-country quest to tackle the myths, misconceptions, and self-deceptions that keep people from meditating. It is filled with game-changing and deeply practical meditation instructions.
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    Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Book Cover Picture

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    How to Break Up with Your Phone Book Cover Picture
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    How to Break Up with Your Phone

    by Catherine Price

    Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.
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    A Gentleman in Moscow Book Cover Picture
    A Gentleman in Moscow Book Cover Picture

    A Gentleman in Moscow

    by Amor Towles

    In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.
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    A Gentleman in Moscow Book Cover Picture

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    Unmarriageable

    by Soniah Kamal

    In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry—until an encounter with one Mr. Darsee at a wedding makes her reconsider.
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    Unmarriageable Book Cover Picture

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    Geomorphia

    by Kerby Rosanes

    A fantastic new, single-sided adult coloring book packed full of intricate images of stunning creatures and landscapes morphing and shapeshifting into Kerby Rosanes’ signature, breathtaking scenes.
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    Geomorphia Book Cover Picture

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    The Hygge Life Book Cover Picture
    The Hygge Life Book Cover Picture

    The Hygge Life

    by Gunnar Karl Gíslason and Jody Eddy

    Equal parts cookbook and lifestyle guide, this cozy little book shows you how to cultivate comfort and contentment and embrace life’s small pleasures with the Danish practice of hygge.
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    The Hygge Life Book Cover Picture

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    The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Book Cover Picture
    The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Book Cover Picture

    The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down

    by Haemin Sunim

    The world moves fast, but that doesn’t mean we have to. This bestselling mindfulness guide by Haemin Sunim, a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher born in Korea and educated in the United States, illuminates a path to inner peace and balance amid the overwhelming demands of everyday life.
    The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Book Cover Picture
    The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down Book Cover Picture

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    Silence

    by Erling Kagge

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    Silence Book Cover Picture

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    She Lies in Wait Book Cover Picture
    She Lies in Wait Book Cover Picture

    She Lies in Wait

    by Gytha Lodge

    A teen girl is missing after a night of partying; thirty years later, the discovery of her body reopens a cold case in an absorbing novel featuring a small-town cop determined to finally get to the truth.
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    She Lies in Wait Book Cover Picture

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    I Owe You One Book Cover Picture
    I Owe You One Book Cover Picture

    I Owe You One

    by Sophie Kinsella

    From bestselling author Sophie Kinsella comes an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything.
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    I Owe You One Book Cover Picture

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    Love Poems for Married People Book Cover Picture
    Love Poems for Married People Book Cover Picture

    Love Poems for Married People

    by John Kenney

    First published on Valentine’s Day in 2016, John Kenney’s collection of poems for married people quickly became one of the most shared New Yorker pieces of all time. Full of hilarious wit, dynamic energy, and a heavy dose of reality, these poems took the seminal genre and turned it upside down and left to dry in the dishwasher.
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    Love Poems for Married People Book Cover Picture

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    Unplug Book Cover Picture

    Unplug

    by Suze Yalof Schwartz and Debra Goldstein

    The proven secret to being more effective and living a happier, healthier life is to hurry up and slow down, to unplug. Studies show that you can get more done – and do it better – by doing less, just by consciously unplugging for a few minutes each day and meditating.
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