It’s that time of year; high-schoolers are excited to get back to class and see their crush, University students dreading the upcoming lectures and no-schoolers gearing up for a rainy fall. Whether you’re headed back to class, or having to give-up your weeknight beach beers, I have something that might help you get your mind off the September blues; new books, and new distractions! Tired of typing e-mails, or maybe of reading your calculus text? Don’t worry, the below picks are the best escapes for your busy Fall! Thank goodness for the team at Indigo (our fellow Canadians) for always suggesting the best books, and for Best Buy for their great back to school picks.
For the curious and determined teens!
A guide to conquering life. Youtube star Lilly Singh tells young go-getters how she’s built a successful career, with over a billion supporters. She gives readers 50 rules to reach their goals. Some of which include advice like “Being the Dumbest” which advises people to surround themselves with people who will challenge them, and force them to improve.
This one is for the dreamers, a nice juicy fiction tale with all the most vital elements. This new fantasy series features monsters, kingdom’s, mystery, romance and betrayal. I think those are all the ingredients to get your mind off of history class!
For the big-kids (adults)
Suze Yalof Schwartz writes a “simple guide to meditation for busy skeptics and modern soul searchers”. I think most of us can agree we sometimes fall into one of those categories. Unplug is said to reinvent meditation for those of us who believe we don’t have enough time in the day, and that meditation “just isn’t for you”. Give it a try – you’ll thank me later.
New York Times called Fierce Kingdom an “Expert made thriller, clever and irresistible” Author Gin Phillips is an “electrifying” tale about the unbreakable bond between mother and son, and the lengths that the mother will go to protect her young boy.
The Glass Castle is a memoir written by Jeanette Walls, it walks through an incredibly difficult upbringing in a poverty-stricken neighborhood with completely dysfunctional parents. The book has won a number of awards, been transformed into a feature film, been translated into 22 languages and sold 2.7million copies. This one is a must-read.
Don’t feel like reading? Need a netflix study-break, check out the new Microsoft Surface laptop in burgundy (how cute) AND it’s touch-screen… but mostly, it would look great in your dorm room!
Whether you’re studying, avoiding studying, or just hanging out, this bean bag chair is the comfiest way to do it! It’s portable, it’s fun and you’ll never want to get out of it – trust me.
Dust off your reading glasses and pull out your favorite PJ’s, I’ve got you covered for a cozy (thrilling, inspiring, alluring, gripping) fall!
**Back to School Giveaway**
I want YOU to be able to read all these great books! I’ve teamed up with Indigo to offer a $100 gift card for your back-to-school books.
Contest is now closed, congratulations to Rino Modicamore!