5 perfect weekend weekend reads
Is there anything better than curling up with a good book and the perfect snack on a lazy Sunday afternoon? We don’t think so. This winter, we fully intend to spend plenty of time working through our reading list from the comfort of our couch (or bed). From wanderlust-inducing memoirs to edgy page-turners, we’ve pulled together a list of titles that are truly deserving of your shelf space. Ditch the real world for a few hours and settle down with one of these and a glass of fruity yogurty deliciousness. Happy reading!
– Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam
Sarah and Lauren have been friends forever – through high school, college, first jobs and first loves. Yet as they grow older, it’s becoming harder for them to stay connected. Alternating between their two perspectives, it’s a smart, sassy and utterly relatable look at female friendships. After you’re done reading, be sure to lend this one to your BFF.
– Tales of a Female Nomad: Living at Large in the World by Rita Golden Gelman
Writer Rita Golden Gelman is a modern-day nomad. At 48 and with her relationship in a shambles, she breaks away from her comfortable life in LA to travel the world, connect with people and discover herself, from sleeping with the sea lions on the Galapagos Islands to experiencing village life in Mexico. Her thirst for excitement is truly inspiring.
– I See You by Claire Macintosh
Do you love to relax over an edge-of-your-seat page-turner? Then give this clever thriller a try. When Zoe Walker, a 40-something mother of two, finds a photo of herself in the classifieds section of a London newspaper, she’s determined to find out why it’s there. A mistake? A coincidence? Or is someone keeping track of her every move? One thing’s for certain, it’ll make you think twice about how much you post online!
– The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
If you loved Eat Pray Love and are willing to pick up anything Elizabeth Gilbert puts down, then you’re sure to love this epic read. Our heroine is Alma Whittaker, the spinsterly botanist born in 1800. The family saga takes place over 80 years, spanning from the Enlightenment to the Industrial Revolution, and carries many a history lesson. Definitely one to bring up at your next dinner party.
– Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah MacDonald
When she moved to the frenzied city of New Delhi, journalist Sarah MacDonald wasn’t satisfied to just observe life as an expat. Living there for two years with her boyfriend, she recalls her encounters with Bollywood stars, taking a dip in the Ganges and doing Vipassana meditation. A travelog meets memoir, delivered in the most hilarious and lighthearted manner, it may just inspire you to pack your bags and jump on a plane into the unknown!
… And that’s your weekend sorted! Bury your head in a good book, grab some fruity yogurty deliciousness, and relax. Optiwell makes for the perfect pick-me-up snack whenever you fancy.