The summer is in full speed and what can be better than an afternoon spent in a garden, on a beach or a comfy sunny nook with a captivating book?
Summersalt yoga book club introduces its second month and invites you to dive into some amazing stories! Share your book recommendations in the comments below!
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July – beach reads month!
Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Compelling, complex plot with lots of unexpected twists and turns. Great holiday read. A big book!
Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don’t know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. (amazon.com)
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
To me, Hemingway is magical. His books take me to another world where I can escape into the lives of his highly personified characters and just get lost within their worlds. Nothing captivates me more than the deep meanings deciphered from his simple words.
The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation, The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway’s most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. (amazon.com)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks
I love this book. It’s a compilation of real-life case studies of Dr. Oliver Sacks’ work as a neurologist and clinical researcher. Sacks writes with such candor and humor on the sometimes sad reality of neurological disorders. (I know, super fun stuff). But I find it so interesting that a medical doctor has the vernacular and cadence of a scholarly writer, and can present heavy research around the brain functionality with fun and attainability. In this life of stress and disease, it’s a different type of insight.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
The Secret may have an idea about the Law of Attraction. Find out how to put this law into effect and utilize your talents to achieve maximum happiness and abundance in your life by reading the book .
The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible. (amazon.com)
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Captivating, inspiration and pure reading pleasure! I have finished this novel in a couple of days – I just couldn’t put it down. A recommendation for anyone who’s looking for a great, multi-layered novel
Set in 1945 Barcelona looks into the life of an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. This seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love (amazon.com)
Cover photo: Izzy Dempsey photography