Your Ultimate Summer Reading List These Holidays

Five new books you need to add to your reading list these Christmas holidays.

From health and lifestyle, to stand out works of fiction, we have found five perfect books to help you detox and relax this holiday season.

So, whether you’re jet setting off to Europe, or choosing to just kick back at home with the family, here’s our favourite five reads:

Health: A Life Less Stressed – the five pillars of health and wellness by Dr Ron Ehrlich.

This book is a culmination of Dr Ehrlich’s 35 years of clinical experience and explores why public-health campaigns are both confusing and contradictory, what role the pharmaceutical industries play in all levels of the healthcare system, and helps you discover your personal potential to sleep better, breath better, and obtain better knowledge of nutrition and general health and well-being for 2018.

We recommend reading this book in the New Year, to help you get started with your New Years Resolutions for 2018.

Fiction: The Ready Made Thief by Augustus Rose

The main character of this novel is a 17-year old teenage girl called Lee. The story follows her journey from living in the placid suburbs of Philadelphia, to being in juvenile detention, before becoming intertwined in an illicit underground society with a mission that could threaten the underpinnings of human society. The story line is fast paced and filled with action. Once you start, you won’t be able to out it down.

This book is perfect for reading on a rainy day, or on a quiet night.

Non-Fiction: One Day We’ll All Be Dead, And None Of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul

Scaachi deploys her razor-sharp humour to share her fears, outrages and mortifying experiences as an outsider growing up in Canada. Her subjects range from shaving her knuckles in grade school, to a shopping trip gone horribly awry, to dealing with internet trolls and feeling out of place at an Indian wedding; as an Indian woman. Alongside these personal stories are pointed observations about life as a woman of colour, where every aspect of her appearance is open for critique, derision or outright scorn.

This is a great beach read, as the tone is light and the topic is humorous, with a side small side-serving of seriousness.

Lifestyle: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Everything we’ve been told, about how to improve our lives is wrong. Now superstar blogger Mark Manson tells us what we need to do to get it right. From the writer whose blog draws two million readers a month and filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humour, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a welcome antidote to the ‘let’s-all-feel-good’ mindset that has infected modern society.  This book explores the idea that sometimes shit is f*cked up and we have to live with it. And that is the key to a good life.

If 2017 wasn’t your year and you’re now looking to 2018 for a better one – this is the best book to kick of your New Year.

Fiction: The Forever Summer by Jamie Brenner

This book is a delicious page-turner and a provocative exploration of what happens when our notions of love, truth, and family are put to the ultimate test. The story is based around a character by the name of Marin Bishop, a women who has always played by the rules. At twenty-eight she has a handsome fiancé, a prestigious Manhattan legal career, and the hard-won admiration of her father. But one moment of weakness leaves Marin unemployed and alone, all in a single day.

This our top pick for when you are travelling, particularly for long-haul flights.


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