The Summer 2021 Book List

From engineering your inner wellbeing, to a queen's experience of war in The Illiad. In no particular order... 
The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher 
Rosamunde Pilcher's beloved, #1 New York Times bestselling novel―a captivating story of life and love. An instant bestseller when it was first published, The Shell Seekers is an enduring classic. It is the story of one family―mothers and daughters, husbands and lovers--and of the passions and heartbreak that have held them together for three generations. This magical novel―the kind of reading experience that comes along only once in a long while―is the perfect beach read.
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker 
The retelling of Homer’s epic poem focuses on the cost of war to women through the story of Queen Briseis, stolen from her conquered homeland and given as a concubine to Achilles: famed hero, loathed enemy and ruthless butcher. The book is an "un-put-downable", bringing women to the heart of The Illiad. 
Wash your troubles away with crashing waves and this New York Times Bestseller from the thought leader, visionary, philanthropist, mystic, and yogi, Sadhguru. Read about the time-tested path to achieving absolute well-being: the classical science of yoga. Sadhguru distills his own experiences with spirituality and yoga and introduces the transformational concept of Inner Engineering, that serves to align the mind, body and energies around and within, creating a world of limitless possibilities. 
Natalie Portman's Fables by Natalie Portman
Something to the read when kids are around. Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, and activist Natalie Portman retells three classic fables and imbues them with wit and wisdom in this instant New York Times bestselling book.  From realizing that there is no “right” way to live to respecting our planet and learning what really makes someone a winner, the messages at the heart of Natalie Portman’s Fables are modern takes on timeless life lessons.
Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
In 102 few short pages compiled in China around 2,500 years ago, The Tao Te Ching is a series of meditations on the mysterious nature of the Tao--the Way, the Light, the very Source of all existence. According to Lao Tzu (a name meaning "the old master"), the Tao is found where we would least expect it--not in the strong but in the weak; not in speech but in silence; not in doing but in "not-doing."

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