Summer reading lists are not just for school kids. There is perhaps nothing more relaxing than tucking in with a good book. Whether you are at home on your sofa, lying in a hammock, poolside, or lying out on the beach, a good read is just what you need to take a load off.
Depending on your personal tastes, the type of book that will help you find the most relaxation will be relative. Do you like a page turning thriller, or would you rather sink your head into something uplifting and inspirational? This summer’s best sellers list has all of this and more.
Here are some ideas for every taste:
Self-help and how to books are great reads for people who want to better themselves this summer.
Written by the author of “Eat, Pray, Love”, this book delves into the creative genius of the author herself. Through encouraging the reader to let go of their stress and self-doubt, she inspires the reader to go after your own creative endeavors, whether through art or in your own line of work.
On almost every best seller list this year, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a book written by a Japanese professional organizer who looks to give you the tools and encouragement to declutter your life. This book may bring you relaxation in more ways than one.
One of the most popular genres for summer reading is “beach romance” novels. These are the juicy romance novels that you want to lay under an umbrella to read, while sipping mimosas and listening to the waves crash against the shore.
Sometimes love can bring you together when nothing else can. This is one of the 20 best sellers of all time, and is a must read if you love against all odds type romance stories.
Jennifer Weiner is always an author you want to read and her 2016 novel is no exception. Another “against the odds” type romance that you’ll cry while reading so pack some tissues.
A heart racing page turner is just the right kind of book to suck you in. You can get lost in a good thriller before you know it.
Riveting, and in Nora Robert’s typical high standard, this thriller will most certainly thrill you. Every part of this book will make you want to turn the pages faster and you’ll be sad when it’s over.
This book is being described as “the perfect page turner” for your summer reading pleasure. This is Jessica Knoll’s first book. But, when you read it, you’ll be positive that it’s not going to be her last because you will not be able to put this book down.
Some people prefer to relax into a novel where they can escape into other characters’ lives. Others find that learning something new is more relaxing to them, whether it be reading a biography or autobiography, or reading about a subject that is new to them.
This is a memoir written by Malala Yousafzai, the fifteen year old girl that was shot by the Taliban for pursuing an education. She is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history, and she wrote this novel to help spread awareness and help change the world.
This book lists and explains how different people perceive and appreciate love. It seeks to help people understand each other so they can build deeper, more meaningful relationships. If you find this book and you’re single you can also get the version for single people.
Sometimes, a good stress relieving book isn’t one that you read at all. This summer, adult coloring books are a big deal and should absolutely not be missed. You might be surprised how very satisfying these books are, like reliving your childhood. Break out the kid’s crayon box, because you are going to love this.
If you haven’t heard, coloring is fun and relaxing. It can be a wonderful way to relax and pass the time during the summer. This coloring book has original designs that will get your imagination working and make coloring even more fun.
This coloring book has hidden pictures for adults. It will make coloring magical for you and your child if you have one.
There is honestly, no better relaxation than losing yourself in a great read. Enjoy your summer by relaxing into a good book. Keep this list handy because once you start, you may never want to stop.