Listening to the calming sound of rain outside while nestled in bed and covered with blankets – is there a more perfect rainy season scenario? The only thing that can make that even better is by having a book in hand and some steaming hot tea by the side. Whether you’re into reading or it’s a hobby you told yourself you’ll get into, this weather is the perfect time to start picking up a book and immersing yourself in the pages. Not sure what to read? We’ve got you covered! Here are some suggestions for books to read this August:
Neil DeGrasse Tyson – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
If astrophysics, or basically anything about the universe or the science of the grand scheme of things, is something that has always sparked your interest, but you feel a bit intimidated with its complex concept, this book is perfect for you. As the title states, what’s great about this book is Tyson brings puzzling concepts in a language that is easily digestible, and his with makes it a fun experience as you get a broad perspective about the complexities of the universe.
Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
This captivating story by Roald Dahl is perfect for all ages. His colorful imagination takes you to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory and serves a simple lesson about kindness. You can read this to channel your inner kid or serve as a bonding moment between you and the little ones. If you’re having a difficult time with visualizing the words from the pages, the film adaptations can help you explore Mr. Wonka’s factory with Charlie Bucket.
John Boyne – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
A powerful story that comes from a dark part of told through the eyes of an innocent 9 year old boy, without giving much away, this book offers a great perspective about circumstances and how it changes our lives. Just a simple warning: this can bring you to tears.
Greg McKeown – Essentialism: The Pursuit of Less
If there’s anything to take away from this book, it’s about the art of prioritizing. The magic of this book is that it doesn’t teach you some groundbreaking process on being efficient, but it helps you learn on knowing what’s essential to make sure that our best efforts are being put to good use. This is perfect if you feel like you’re being pulled from different directions and can’t seem to make everything fit in your schedule.
Reading books is a great hobby to have as it allows you to see through another person’s thoughts and imagination. Want to make reading even more relaxing? Try reading with a captivating view of Taal with the best accommodation in Tagaytay, and surely it’s going to be a hobby you’ll start getting into!