Here’s to one of the best seasons for reading! Whether you are home snuggled up in your favorite chair or outside lounging and enjoying the summer breeze, a good book is essential. Here are 5 reads that will take you to places that can’t be reached by plane, help you become the best boss, and land you in a state of reverie with lighthearted and uplifting stories.
- The Tattooist of Auschwitz, a novel by Heather Morris, is a true and powerful tale of love and survival during the Holocaust. If you love reading about World War II and are interested in traveling back in time, be sure to read this touching story of Lita and Gale who vow to marriage after they survive the atrocities of the camp.
- Take some time to organize your professional life with Marie Kondo, the decluttering guru. Author of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. She is now back with Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life; demonstrating how to properly simplify and organize your work life, so you’re happier, waste less time, and are able to lead others successfully!
- Tera Westover tells how she didn’t step foot into a classroom until the age of 17 after being raised by her father who opposed public education. Her riveting story of determination is shared in Educated: A Memoir.
- Elanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a relatable, charming, and light-hearted read. Socially awkward Eleanor Oliphant has the habit of saying exactly what she thinks and much prefers to spend her weekends at home talking on the phone to her mother. With some workmate bonding, Eleanor learns that opening up isn’t always a bad thing.
- Where the Crawdads Sing is a coming of age tale that follows Kya Clark, who is dubbed “The Marsh Girl” by the locals on the coast of North Carolina. Abandoned by her family, she was raised by nature itself. She begins to yearn for something more than her loneliness – maybe even a connection with the locals.