Reading is therapeutic, especially in the summer—here are five books you should read this weekend in honor of National Book Lovers Day.


This coming Saturday, August 9th, is National Book Lovers Day. It’s pretty clear that here at Spa Week, we’re all book lovers—so naturally, we can’t wait to celebrate! These are our five favorite books of the moment, and we know you’ll love them too! Tell us in the comments which you’re going to read first.

Glass KitchenThe Glass Kitchen, by Linda Francis Lee

Portia Cuthcart has a gift. It’s called The Knowing, and it’s a sixth sense that tells Portia what she needs to cook and when. The only thing missing is the why.  When Portia leaves Texas for NYC, life isn’t quite as she imagined.  Portia comes to New York to abandon “The Knowing,” but it is what happens when she finally gives in to herself that will truly make the difference.

Read the full review here.


51MFqZuhx4L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_For All Time, by Jude Deveraux

Even though it begins with a prince and a peasant, For All Time is not a typical love story. When heir to the Lanconian throne Graydon Montgomery comes to Nantucket, against her best judgment, Toby Wyndam is slightly smitten. The second in the Nantucket Brides series will blow away both romance fans and dedicated book lovers alike. Read it by 8/20 so you’re ready for our Facebook Chat with Jude at 3PM EST!

Read the full review here.


18404427China Dolls, by Lisa See

China Dolls is a work of historical fiction that centers around a country on the brink of entering a World War, and three girls coming of age in uncertain times. Ruby, Grace and Helen are living in San Francisco in 1939, trying to become famous dancers. Helen and Grace are Chinese, and Ruby is Japanese, pretending she is Chinese. China Dolls explores what lengths a woman will go to to realize her dreams. This story of friendship, trust and betrayal interspersed with interesting historical details is this summer’s must-read.

Read the full review here.

Macomber_Love-LettersLove Letters, by Debbie Macomber

The Rose Harbor Inn may be a quaint retreat in a sleepy town, but as Jo Marie welcomes a new set of guests she quickly realizes things are going to get interesting – fast. Ellie Reynolds is in town to take an online romance to the next level, while Maggie and Roy Porter are attempting to repair their strained marriage. This multi-plot book will keep readers of all ages interested and intrigued as secrets and sins threaten already fragile relationships.

Read the full review here.


natucketNantucket Sisters, by Nancy Thayer

When two young girls meet in Nantucket one summer, they become quick best friends despite having very different lives. Maggie is an island native who lives with her brother and their mother, who works as a seamstress. Emily is bred of New York society and spends summers in Nantucket with her family. Their different circumstances eventually drag them apart—but tragedy will pull them back together again. You’ll breeze through this heartwarming read in one summer weekend.

Read the full review here.

Don’t forget to check the Spa Week Daily Book Club weekly for reviews of current titles and must-read suggestions!

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.


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