Reading can be as good for the soul as a cup of good chicken soup. A great book can transport you into magical worlds, help you immerse yourself deep into a character’s life, or help you reach a state of relaxation and calm. That is why reading the right book before bedtime can be just the thing you need to get you to unwind from the busyness of your day and help you get a good night’s sleep. Here are a few titles that can do just that.
Written by Paulo Coelho, it’s said to be one of the best books ever written, The Alchemist will definitely help you get a good night’s rest. This is an extremely thought-provoking book, that will challenge the way you think and the way you view life in general. As you immerse yourself in the life of Santiago, the young shepherd in the story, you will be transported to a place where you never imagined. Most definitely worth a read.
“The Little Prince”
You may be wondering why a children’s book has made it onto this list, but start reading it and you will soon see why. Antoine de Saint-Exupery wrote this book primarily to appeal to a child, so it’s simple with some light humor. However, it is deep in its own way. It will leave feeling like you have more to give of yourself as well as more to discover in life. The Little Prince will take you on many adventures, and will have you searching your heart for answers. You will sleep like a baby after reading this book.
“The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World”
As the title says, this book is about joy. The Dalai Lama, being one of the world’s spiritual leaders of our time, together with renowned Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the amazing Douglas Abrams have written this gem. These two prominent world figures give their insight and teachings as well as adding in some scientific findings on the subject of deep happiness. These amazing men are renowned for bringing happiness to anyone they meet and spreading it everywhere they go, as it oozes from within. They share their stories of adversity, both emotional and national. In so doing, they teach you that the great secret to finding inner joy is to give joy to others. A truly inspiring book that can give you a sense of peace, ready to drift into dreamland.
Annabel had everything, according to the image that she portrays in the television commercial she was in for Kopf’s Department Store. A year later she feels as if she’s lost everything, as her best friend ditched her and her sister became ill. Then she meets Owen, and the story continues to unfold. This Sarah Dessen book is a great, light read, which is perfect to help you unwind and get you into a more relaxed mood.
A funny rom-com book that touches on many topics that anyone can relate to, and one of Jane Green’s bestsellers. Jemima goes through many challenges which teach her lessons about loving herself, becoming the woman she’s always wanted to be, and ultimately the meaning of true love. This book will have you laughing at parts and crying at others. You will not want to put this book down.
Every one of these books is a great read, so go get them and let them lull you into the most restful sleep you’ve ever had.