Light some pumpkin scented candles, pour yourself a tall glass of wine, leave your troubles at the door, and completely immerse yourself in the pages of a beautifully written book while soaking in the tub.
Because it’s bath season. And you’d have a hard time convincing me that there is anything more satisfying than a hot bath on a cool, fall night. Especially if it’s after a long, stressful day at work.
We order you to treat yourself to a night of rest and relaxation. Pick up one of these books below, fill up the tub, and forget about the world around you.
5. The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence
Stopped at customs with 113 grams of marijuana, an urn full of ashes, and an entire nation in an uproar, 17 year old Alexander Woods is fairly sure he’s doing the right thing. Remarkably written, The Universe Versus Alex Woods tells the story of a lovable, socially awkward teenager who survives a trying series of unfortunate events. For more, visit here.
4. Tell The Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
There’s only one person who has ever understood 14 year old June, her uncle and world-renown painter Finn Weiss. But when Finn dies after battling a mysterious illness, June finds herself lost and alone. But Finn’s death brings a surprise acquaintance into June’s life – someone who will help her to heal, and to question what she thinks she knows about Finn, her family, and even her own heart. For more, visit here.
3, This Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Meet Harold Fry, a recently retired man living with his wife Maureen in a small English village. Nothing changes in Harold’s day-to-day activities except for Maureen’s level of irritation with Harold’s routine. Until, one morning, a letter arrives from a women he hasn’t heard from in over twenty years. This women, Queenie, is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. When delivering a letter back, Harold continues walking past the mailbox, and embarks on a journey across the country believing that as long as he walks, Queenie will live. For more, visit here.
2. This Is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper
Judd’s father has sadly passed, his wife has cheated on him with his boss, and he’s now forced to sit Shiva with his family who hasn’t been together in years. The week quickly spins out of control, secrets are revealed and grudges resurface. And then Judd’s wife delivers the clincher, she’s pregnant. For more, visit here.
1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Louisa Clark needs a job desperately. But the only position she can find is care taking for ex-Master Of The Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life, big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel, and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Heartbreakingly romantic, Me Before You is a beautifully tragic love story that will captivate you from page 1. For more, visit here.