In need of some reads? Well, we love nothing more than snuggling up with a juicy page-turner before bed. Getting lost in a story whether you like the physical thing or you prefer drifting off to an audiobook, can help you to unwind your mind before easing into a deep slumber.
Studies show that settling in with a book before bed helps you get a better night’s sleep, boosts your mood, and reduces stress. Maybe your phone doesn’t need to be the star of the show at bedtime… we could all do with a little less screen time in general (and late-night doom-scrolling in particular). So this year, give yourself the gift of reading, be gentle with yourself, and sleep better.
So what should you read next? Check out our team’s top 5 unputdownable bedtime reads!
Wintering by Katherine May
This is an intimate, revelatory book exploring the ways we can care for and repair ourselves when life knocks us down. Wintering proves that there is grace in letting go, stepping back and giving yourself time to repair in the dark
Create Your Own Calm by Meera Lee Patel
From the bestselling author of Start Where You Are, create your own calm is a beautifully illustrated journal for easing the everyday anxieties we all carry. Designed to help us better understand ourselves and dial down the everyday worries getting in our way, these thoughtful and beautifully illustrated journal pages are a safe space for reflection, self-acceptance, and the freedom to move forward with more clarity and joy.
Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James
Part of the Dark Star trilogy, myth, fantasy, and history come together to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Described as an African Game of Thrones this Gripping, action-packed novel is sure to have you gripped from the get-go.
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
A riveting novel about the choices that change the course of our lives. It’s such a powerful read about how life can change in an instance. It’s so inspiring and well worth a read if you‘re looking for something a little different.
Ghosts by Dolly Alderton
Ghosts is a hilarious, honest, and poignant look at love and growing up. These memorable characters and serious wit will haunt you long after you’ve read the last page.