How about taking the opportunity to catch up on your reading? If you don’t have a list yet, we have 4 suggestions for you!
With so much happening in the world, sometimes we need to take a pause and dedicate some time to ourselves. A good way to escape the routine and disconnect a little is to spend some time reading. To help you organize your summer book list, we have gathered some suggestions.
For those seeking excitement:
A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
Mariam is 33 years old. Her mother died when she was 15 and Jalil, the man who was supposed to be her father, gave her away in marriage to Rasheed, a 45-year-old cobbler. She always knew that her destiny was to serve her husband and bear him many children. But people don’t control their fates. Laila is 14 years old. She is the daughter of a teacher who always told her: “You can be anything you want to be”. She goes to school every day, is considered one of the best students, and has always known that her future was much bigger than getting married and having children. What seemed impossible happens - Mariam and Laila find themselves, absolutely alone. And from that moment on, another story begins to unfold, one that teaches that we are all equal in difference, with our thoughts, feelings and mysteries.
For those who like to understand themselves better:
The Things You Can Only See When You Slow Down, by Haemin Sunim
For those who want to quiet their thoughts and cultivate calmness and self-compassion. Illustrated with extreme delicacy, it helps us understand our relationships, our work, our aspirations and our spirituality in a new light, revealing how the practice of mindfulness can transform our way of being and dealing with everything we do. You will discover that the way we perceive the world is a reflection of what goes on in our mind. When our mind is joyful and compassionate, so is the world. When it is filled with negative thoughts, the world looks bleak. And when our mind rests, the world does the same.
For those who enjoy a novel:
Normal People, by Sally Rooney
At school in small-town Ireland, Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He is star of the school soccer team while she is lonely and intensely private. But when Connell comes to pick his mother up from her housekeeping job at Marianne’s parents’ house, a connection grows between the two ― one they are determined to conceal. A year later, they are both at university in Dublin. Marianne has found her feet in a new social world while Connell hangs at the sidelines, shy and uncertain. Throughout their years in college, the two remain close, like lines that meet and separate according to life’s opportunities. However, as Marianne heads down a spiral of self-destruction and Connell begins to doubt the meaning of his choices, each must confront how far they are willing to go to save the other.
For those who can’t resist suspense:
Tell No One, by Harlan Coben
Eight years ago, while celebrating the anniversary of their first kiss, Dr. David Beck and his wife Elizabeth suffered a terrible attack. He was struck and fell into the lake, unconscious. She was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a serial killer. The case resurfaces when the police find two bodies buried near the crime scene, along with the baseball bat used to knock David out. At the same time, the doctor receives a mysterious e-mail, which apparently could only have been sent by his wife. These new facts bring back countless unanswered questions: How did David get out of the lake? Is Elizabeth alive? And if she is, whose body was buried eight years earlier?
Now you can just pick your favorite style and enjoy reading!