wg book club: winter reads
As we dip down into cooler temperatures, the idea of curling up on the couch in a cozy blanket becomes a lot more desirable. What's better than spending the morning or finishing the evening cuddled up next to the tree with a good read in hand? We listed some of our favourites to flip through this winter in this edition of WG BOOK CLUB, so pour yourself a tea, (or a hot cocoa?), and get started.
The Sun and her Flowers If you aren’t one of the Toronto native's 1.6 million Instagram followers, then we’re still almost certain you’ve heard of Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey, which is now a New York Time’s bestseller. It was the poet’s first published work filled with personal excerpts about trauma, grieving, breaking and healing. The Sun and her Flowers was released this fall, and if you haven't gotten around to it yet, grab your copy.
Note to Self New York Times bestselling author of A Work in Progress Connor Franta opens up even more to showcase a raw side of himself you tend to see on his Instagram. Note to Self is a person collection of poetry, photography and short essays showcasing the human condition and Franta’s personal journey with depression, self love and acceptance.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck We could all use a few reminders to not sweat the small stuff and just "do you", but it’s often easier said than done. Mark Manson’s self help novel is praised for teaching lessons on how to limit your worries about things that have little to no meaning or value in your everyday life. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is one badass subway read that'll attract some attention.
Into the Water If you’re into psychological thrillers, Paula Hawkins is nothing short of an expert in the genre. Her New York Times Bestseller The Girl on the Train is also a must read if you haven’t skimmed through it yet. Into the Water is her much anticipated second novel filled with more page turning, psychological suspense.
Retox: Yoga, Food, Attitude A great read for anyone who wants to make some diet and healthier life choices for not only the body, but the soul too. Lauren Imparato offers practical advice on how to implement simple, everyday life changes for fast relief. This could be as simple as a yoga pose at your desk, or breathing tips and exercises to rid anxiety.
Sweet Bitter Stephanie Danler's bestseller follows twenty-one year old Tess on her journey through NYC's restaurant industry and "her education in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms". Danler tells a beautiful coming of age story set against the glitz and grime of the Big Apple as Tess learns how to navigate the chaotic, enchanting life she's chosen. Oh, and her book cover is easily one of our favourites from this year.