We’ve just been alerted of a new spa trend… and this is one for the books. Of course we already knew that reading was a healthy exercise, providing brain stimulation and sparking our creative side.

But now, reading just got even better for you – and the idea of joining a book club just got WAY more enticing. As recently reported by The New York Times, an increasing number of spas are forming book clubs! This new revelation has got us thinking – why didn’t someone come up with this sooner? It’s a match made in heaven and we just don’t know what took cupid so long to land the arrow.

It makes perfect sense – who doesn’t absolutely love to sit back, relax, and read while enjoying a pampering pedicure? With the addition of book clubs, spas are getting both more social and intellectual. Some of the spas are even bringing the authors in to speak at the meetings – a nice perk for the fans and the authors, who often use this opportunity for a nice soothing break from grueling book tours.

According to Susan Grey, regional vice president for spa operations at Bliss, this adds to the spas mission of being a “place to come for overall wellness.” We totally agree, and think this is a great idea!

Spas like The Spa at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH (where you can still get Spa Week deals until October 26th!) even offer book club customers discounted services. If that’s not a good enough reason to start reading, we don’t know what is!

What do you think of this idea? Tell us which books you think would be perfect for a spa book club meeting below!