Book tips for the holidays
The holiday season is here and we will soon have a period of time to unwind and let go of the musts in our day-to-day lives. Designated time to just relax, spend time with our loved ones and (at least for us) spend countless hours on the couch. Besides candy eating, watching christmas movies and taking naps maybe you are looking forward to doing some reading. To get swept away and completely consumed by an epic tale or perhaps to learn something new. You might have a book waiting for you or maybe you need a few tips. We have compiled a list of books that we have read or are excited to read, hoping you can find inspiration among them.
Shantaram – Gregory David Roberts
The adventurous story of a man who escapes from prison in Australia and ends up in India. Based on the life of the author, it’s an extraordinary story and portrayal of the underworld of Bombay. A TV-series based on the book came out this fall, starring Charlie Hunnam. The book is about 1000 pages, so you will have your hands full for some time.
Fresh water for flowers – Valérie Perrin
A funny and moving story about a woman who believes obstinately in happiness. The atmospheric and warming story has touched the hearts of many people around the world and it has been a #1 best-seller in France and Italy. The Guardian wrote “An appealing indulgence in nature, food and drink, and, above all, friendships.”
The artist’s way: A spiritual path to higher creativity – Julia Cameron
This book by Julia Cameron has served as inspiration and help for many creatives. With tips such as morning pages and artist dates it gives practical tips on how to reach creative flow. Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love said: “Without The Artist’s Way there would’ve been no Eat, Pray, Love.”
The wish – Nicholas Sparks
Oh how we love a good love and drama story. This one is about Maggie Dawes, a travel photographer who during Christmas time tells a story about another Christmas, decades earlier, that set her on a completely new path. Rumor has it that this is a real tear-jerker, so we suggest you keep a box of tissues near.
Happy holidays and happy reading!
By: Nicky Rosenberg
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