Can’t Sleep? Here are 3 Books You Should Read in Bed

Can’t Sleep? Here are 3 Books You Should Read in Bed
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Updated on 9 April 2015

For many book lovers, reading in bed is one of life’s greatest pleasures. In order to enjoy the experience to the fullest, it’s important to choose the right book for the right time. Here are three books we recommend reading in bed.

When you want to stay in bed longer: His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman Although this series is written for children, it’s a pleasure to read as an adult. Let Pullman’s writing transport you to a magical world that parallels our own. Talking animals, daring adventures, epic battles—this series has it all. Stay in bed for a few extra hours and enjoy this magical series.

When you want to fall gently asleep: The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck Don’t get me wrong—this novel is anything but boring. John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath is a beautifully layered masterpiece. But the cadence of the language and the dry, dusty expanse of the scenery make for a soothing read that will lull your brain into a sleep-ready state.

When you want to induce a dreamlike state: Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami Murakami’s novel blends sci-fi and existentialism to create a dreamy, modernist experience. If you have trouble sleeping, read a few pages of this book and find yourself transported into a state that feels like dreaming but is still grounded in reality. Lean back against the pillow, pull that blanket up, and enjoy.

What’s your favorite book to read in bed? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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