If you’re anything like (some) of us, you’ll do anything to escape certain family dynamics over the holidays. Books are always a great go-to for this, as there’s almost no better way out of reality than by entering into a well-written fantasy. Here, three of the best books of 2016 to disappear into this weekend.
Curl Up With A Good Book
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
This is one of the year's most highly-acclaimed books—you might have heard of it via Oprah's book club, but author Colson Whitehead also won the National Book Award for fiction. The Underground Railroad's narrative follows a runaway slave named Cora as she makes her escape to freedom.
Commonwealth by Anne Patchett
In this novel by Bel Canto author Anne Patchett, an illicit kiss has unimaginable consequences which span decades. It's a family saga that will engross those needing to escape their own drama.
The Trespasser by Tana French
Crime fiction tends to be the type of shameful reading you pick up at the airport and hope no one catches you with. Not so with this novel, which The Washington Post named one of its best books of 2016. If you liked the HBO show The Night Of, The Trespasser is definitely worth picking up.