Elevate your bath time ritual with gripping stories carefully selected just for you.
Life gets crazy, and oftentimes, it’s the things that we enjoy that get pushed to the sidelines. One thing many people feel is that there simply aren’t enough hours in a day to enjoy a good book.
Well, how about killing two birds with one metaphorical stone? Have you ever considered bringing a book into the bubble bath with you?
If you’re itching to give it a try, check out our list of captivating titles! You might just find a novel or two that will tickle your fancy!
TOA Waters’ Recommended Bath Time Reads
Congratulations, The Best is Over by R. Eric Thomas
If you’re looking for a witty memoir, consider Congratulations, The Best is Over by R. Eric Thomas. What a great title, right? This memoir is written as a series of essays that will keep you laughing and keep you at the edge of your seat as it chronicles the challenges that Thomas faced when returning to his home in Baltimore while coming into adulthood and dealing with a global pandemic all at the same time.
Happy Place by Emily Henry
If you need a little rom-com in your life, check out Happy Place by Emily Henry. This novel chronicles the story of college sweethearts, Harriet and Wynn, as they navigate a separation that neither of them believes is possible.
Zero Days by Ruth Ware
If you need a thrill in your life, check out Zero Days by Ruth Ware. Soak in the story of Jack, a desperate wife trying to clear her name after being framed for her husband’s murder.
If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio
Looking for a good ol’ whodunnit? Check out If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio. This cleverly crafted text tells the story of Shakespearean actors who find themselves in a tangled web of deceit and rivalries. This tale is riddled with accusations, twists, love, and friendships that would leave Sir Willy Shakes scratching his head!
Bonnie Garmus’ Lessons in Chemistry
Want to laugh and feel empowered all at once? Consider Bonnie Garmus’ Lessons in Chemistry. Fall in love with brilliant chemist, Elizabeth Zott, as she challenges the status quo set by a society looking to hold her back when all she wants to to push forward.
Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart
Thinking about nonfiction? Consider Michelle Zauner’s Crying in H Mart. This novel chronicles Zauner’s search to understand her identity as a Korean American. It is riddled with humorous anecdotes that Zauner uses to make sense of her challenges and experiences. A poignant read for the curious bather!
Outlive by Peter Attia, MD
Need a little self-help? Check out Outlive by Peter Attia, MD. This stimulating read will have you considering everything from your mental health to your diet and exercise, all as a means of understanding how careful consideration might enable you to extend your life (and your soaks)!
Dear Dolly by Dolly Alderton
Need a good laugh and something not too heavy? If you answered yes, then Dear Dolly by Dolly Alderton is for you! Alderton offers bold and humorous advice on just about everything from family to dating and friendship.
The Wager by David Grann
Every now and then, you might find yourself in the mood for history. If that’s the case, consider The Wager by David Grann. This novel jumps back in time to the 1740s and tells the story of a British Warship wreck and the chaos that ensued when its crew split in two. We’ve got some Lord of the Flies vibes going on as crew members struggle to establish leadership.
Life in Five Senses by Grethen Rubin
Looking to be more mindful? Why not check out Life in Five Senses by Grethen Rubin? This text is all about bringing heightened awareness and appreciation to the senses as a means of bringing more joy into our lives.