With the weather finally getting nice here in Vancouver, and the summer in full swing, we have taken it upon ourselves to put some effort into relaxing more and making less plans. It feels like we’ve been social butterflies for the past 8 months. So now, we are going strong for some “me” time. With that comes a need to get reading some books. Don’t get us wrong, we love binge watching Netflix, or having serious movie marathons, but sometimes you just want to sit in the hammock and read a captivating book.
We’ve lined up some of our favourite books that once we picked up, we couldn’t put down. Here they are:
First up, Bossy Pants. Tina Fey absolutely nails this hilarious book. She let’s it all out and spares no details through the past and to the present in her career. It is a book you’ll want to read alone because you will definitely be laughing out loud! Get some cozy socks and some baileys in your tea and you’ll never want to put this book down.
Eight Hundred Grapes is our next summer read. You’ll breeze through this book with laughter, tears and a strong craving for wine. It is based in a small town near the Napa and Sonoma Valleys so it’s hard not to love a book based in a place we love so much. There are 800 grapes in every bottle of wine so we probably wiped out a vineyard reading this book. You’ll love this light read that’s absolutely perfect for summer!
Our next book, Crazy Rich Asians is a book about the extravagant lives of, well, crazy rich Asians. It really captivated us; the book is an easy read but with an intriguing story line that consistently leaves you wanting to know more and more about each character and what was going on in their lives. Furthermore, the book is laid out so that each character, or location, gets its own chapter. As you go through the book, the story lines and characters stories cross. As a result of this blog, we really wanted to know what it would be like to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on one single dress. Or maybe live a day flying private?! OMG amazing. How do we get into Singapore’s Socialite scene for a day?!
Our last book, the Alchemist, is another captivating read. While not necessarily being tagged as a “self-help” book, it does provide you with some good take home messages for living your life. The journey Paulo Coelho is able to take you on with Santiago as the main character is incredible. A fable filled with truths combined with a spiritual journey, as well as ample wisdom, and wonder makes it so you’ll never want to the book to end.
Let us know what you’ve been reading! We are always happy for suggestions!
Michelle & Samantha