Sometimes you just need to get away. We all know that feeling, right? If your bank account can’t support an impromptu vacation, we offer a much cheaper alternative – and the travel destinations are limitless: books. In this week’s Wine, Women & Words, Diana and Michele talk about their favorite pick-me-up books for some good, old-fashioned escapism.

Diana’s Picks:

1. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler
2. Charlie Davidson series by Darynda Jones
3. The Secret Daughter of the Tsar by Jennifer Laam
4. The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
5. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
6. Thereby Hangs a Tail & Dog on it by Peter Abrahams
7. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
8. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
9. Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick
10. Austenland by Shannon Hale

Michele’s Picks:

1. I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan
2. The Internet is a Playground by David Thorne
3. Something Blue & Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin
4. Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
5. Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole
6. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling