5 books to liven up your commute on World Book Day

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You may be a bit old for dressing up as your favourite characters, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate World Book Day.
We’ve picked out some of our best books to keep you entertained on your long commute – perfect if your train gets stuck in the snow!

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Crime to keep you on the edge of your seat
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle – Stuart Turton

New for February, this is a crime thriller with a Groundhog Day style twist. Evelyn Hardcastle has been murdered hundreds of times, and each time Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. The only way to stop reliving the nightmare is to get to the bottom of the crime and solve her murder. Agatha Christie is a clear influence here, but modern storytelling and clever twists keep it relevant.
At more than 500 pages, this is certainly not a quick read, but with the weather as it is, who knows how long your commute will be?

Romance to warm you up from the winter blues
Surprise Me – Sophie Kinsella

You’ve made your vows and committed to your partner, but how would you feel if you knew exactly how long you had to spend together? When Sylvie and Dan get told they will live another 68 years, the extent of their commitment comes as a bit of a shock – that’s a long time! The couple come up with a plan to keep their love life fresh for years to come, but their goal to keep surprising each other unearths some secrets that, in true Kinsella style, begins to threaten their bond.
This is a light-hearted read that offers a fun concept and is perfect for dip-in-and-out reading.

Travel writing to give you a sense of adventure
Walking the Americas – Levison Wood

If you saw the TV series you know what to expect from Levison Wood’s latest travelogue, that describes his trek through eight countries, from Mexico to Colombia. Dangerous cities, ancient ruins and tropical jungles are all accounted for in this book, and the authentic accounts having you practically seeing through his eyes thankfully (we hope!) from a much safer seat.

Inspirational read to give you a boost
The 4-Hour Work Week – Timothy Ferriss

A 4-hour work week? Yes please! If you’re looking for a book to boost your productivity, look away as this isn’t it. Timothy Ferriss has outlined his blueprint that will allow you to become super rich in both time and money and enjoy what he calls ‘mini-retirements’. We’re not sure his plan would work necessarily, but we can all dream.

Biography for some enlightening insight into your idols
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 – Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

This book may be aimed at children, but if you’re familiar with the first instalment, which had ‘100 tales of extraordinary women’ you’ll know that there’s so much we can all learn from this big and beautiful book. Genuinely inspirational, educational and featuring prominent women such as JK Rowling, Beyonc� and Oprah, this is one hardback that’s worth lugging with you.

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