5 Books to Read Before Bedtime
A good book and a good night’s sleep go hand in hand. It’s time to turn on your night lamp, cuddle up on your mattress and maybe have some hot cocoa on standby. Here are 5 books you should consider reading before turning in for the night:
- Wonderby R.J. Palacio
- Persuasionby Jane Austen
- Anne of Green Gables byL.M. Montgomery
- The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
- Ikigai by Bettina Lemke
What a wonderful book ‘Wonder’ is! It is one of those rare gems that can evoke compassion and acceptance in anyone’s heart. It tells the story of a 10-year boy, August Pullman (Auggie) who is going to a school for the first. In this journey, Auggie learns new rules, navigates through the roads he has never travelled and overcomes trials and tribulations of daily life like any other kid. But here is the catch, he was born with a unique face (facial deformity), and he is not like any other kid.
Jane Austen is a writer that you can always rely on. Pick any of her books, and you are in for an incredible experience. But today keeping aside her often talked about books like‘Pride & Prejudice’ or ‘Sense & Sensibility’, let’s shed some light on her last finished novel, ‘Persuasion’. A 27-year old, Anne Elliot has many regrets, one of them was calling off her engagement with Captain Frederick Wentworth. It is an emotional ride, where Anne who ceased to exist for people around her;goes on a self-discovery and learn to appreciate the true worth of a person. However, will she get a second chance in love?
Classic in every sense, Anne of Green Gables follows a journey of an 11-year-old orphan girl, Anne Shirley who was mistakenly sent to Cuthberts’ home in Green Gables instead of a boy. It narrates how a lively, fanciful but a bit insecure Anne through every thick and thin settles down in her new home town, Green Gables.
If you are dreamer & believe in following your heart, this book is for you. The Alchemist depicts the journey of a shepherd boy, Santiago who travels to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure or as book says ‘Personal Legend’ but end up finding something more valuable within. This inspiring tale of self-discovery and wisdom is the perfect antidote for a peaceful sleep.
What is that one thing which encourages you to wake up every morning & just go on with your life? There is a belief among Japanese that we all have a sense of purpose or as they say ‘Ikigai’ which ensures happier & longer life. This book by Bettina Lemke unveils the secret of discovering your personal ikigai and living a meaningful & satisfactory life.These are some of the best books to read before bedtime, guaranteed to keep you reminiscing about them after a night of Happy Sleep.