Whether you’re nestled into a cozy chair at home or soaking up sunshine on a sandy beach somewhere, nothing compliments the mood more than a great book. Here are a few novels you should check out in honor of National Read a Book Day on Sept. 6, or any day you’d like to escape into a great story or a fascinating work of nonfiction.
Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser
From ending a marriage to visiting a fortune teller in a mobile home park, this novel (a New York Times Best Seller) has the perfect balance of quirky, relatable stories and real, raw emotion. This is a book you will not want to put down.
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
Last year was a whirlwind for most – moments of solitude, mundane routines, and overall languishing. What better time than now to regain control of your life and start fresh? The Four Agreements, another New York Times Best Seller, is a classic in the self-development genre, offering readers a chance to learn how to stop limiting beliefs and to feel freedom from suffering. Plus, it’s a rather swift read sitting at only 160 pages.
Your Face Never Lies by Michio Kushi
For something that’s quite different from your usual 20-chapter novel, Your Face Never Lies is as interesting as it is informative. Using the Yin and Yang theory, detailed descriptions, and illustrated visuals, this book walks you through the practical use of Eastern medicine. It tells you all you need to know about your face just by your features alone.