We love to read and as those of us in the northern hemisphere prepare for summer break, while our friends in the southern hemisphere look forward to winter holidays, a good page turner is always a great way to relax . So our editorial team has put together a list of their five favourite reads right now in fiction and non-fiction. These titles are all current and easy to order online, pick up from your favorite bookstore or even grab in an airport on your way out of town. The point is, you’ll thank us for the recommendations.
- The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
This book is a historical fiction novel set in the 1950s. It tells the story of four friends who set out on a cross-country road trip after they graduate from high school. The book is full of humor, adventure, and heart. It is a great choice for a vacation read because it is both entertaining and thought-provoking.
- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
This book is a contemporary fiction novel about two identical twin sisters who grow up in the Deep South. The sisters make different choices in life, and their paths diverge. The book explores themes of race, identity, and family. It is a powerful and moving novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book is a historical fiction novel about a famous actress who tells the story of her life and loves. The book is full of glamour, scandal, and intrigue. It is a great choice for a vacation read because it is both entertaining and escapist.
- The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
This book is a philosophical fiction novel about a woman who is given the chance to explore all the different lives she could have lived. The book explores themes of regret, hope, and second chances. It is a thought-provoking and moving novel that will stay with you long after you finish reading it.
- Verity by Colleen Hoover
This book is a psychological thriller about a woman who is hired to ghostwrite the memoir of a famous thriller writer. The book is full of twists and turns, and it will keep you guessing until the very end. It is a great choice for a vacation read because it is both entertaining and suspenseful.
- The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
This book is a groundbreaking work on the effects of trauma on the brain and body. It provides a new understanding of how trauma can lead to physical and emotional problems, and it offers hope for healing.
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg
This book is a fascinating exploration of the science of habit formation. It explains how habits work, and it provides tips on how to break bad habits and create good ones.
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
This book is a classic work on social change. It explores the factors that can lead to the spread of ideas and trends, and it offers insights into how to make a difference in the world.
- Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
This book challenges the conventional wisdom about what it takes to be successful. It argues that success is not simply a matter of talent or hard work, but also of opportunity and timing.
- The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande
This book is a persuasive argument for the power of checklists. It shows how checklists can help us to improve our performance in a variety of fields, from medicine to aviation to business.
Happy reading and happy relaxing!