Spring is officially here, and Spring Break looks different for all of us. Some of us are in the office, working or relaxing from the couch, or jetting off to a sandy beach. One place we can all escape to is within the pages of a good book, and our staff has curated the perfect list to keep you reading this season—rain or shine.
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon—Avid podcast listeners who love indulging in a solid rom-com novel will love this book! It has everything you’d want in a beach read;—likeable characters with depth and some seriously steamy moments. This is the perfect escape during Spring Break!
The Paris Hours by Alex George—Set in Paris post WWI, this is a beautiful piece of literary fiction that any historical fiction fan will devour. The story follows four strangers of lost souls, made up of writers, musicians, and artists. Their stories collide in the most unforeseen way, and the journey along the way is one you will never forget
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero—If you need a mental pick-me-up or personal emotional support, this book delivers. Jen’s sense of humor and wisdom shine through to not just get you through a bad day (or several), but help change your perspective on all things life, so you can be a better you.
Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me by Pattie Boyd—Any fans of the Beatles, sixties rock ‘n roll and European culture during the sixties-late seventies era of rock ‘n roll will absolutely adore this book. Everything from the music, fashion, and the social scene made this book impossible to put down. There were stories from that era that you will only be able to read about in this book by model and photographer Pattie Boyd. As someone who has read almost every Beatles autobiography out there, my heart was filled with several new stories I’ll never forget.
Your Sacred Self: Making the Decision to Be Free by Wayne W. Dyer—The perfect book to transform your reading time into a self-care and self-love ritual. This is an amazing first step to enriching your inner-self and finding peace.
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak—A contrasting romance that tells a story through two parallel narratives: one contemporary and the other from the thirteenth century. The Forty Rules of Love is a novel within a novel and any poetry lovers will appreciate the eloquent and impactful way Shafak tells this story.
Friends & Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan—The nuanced writing of the two women in this book is distinct and riveting. Sullivan is able to capture the struggles and journey of a woman new to motherhood and a young woman on the brink of her last year in college. I simply could not put this one down!
The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi—This book was deeply moving. The story unfolds in such a rich way and really brings you into the Indian culture. There are so many twists and turns along the way that propel you forward. I’ve read it twice now and discovered so many details unseen in my first time through. Five stars all around!
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