When trying to relax or forget about the day, reading books at bedtime is better for your brain than watching TV or playing with a smartphone. Whether you’re reading for fun or learning something, what you read at bedtime is far nicer and stays longer for you. The best book to read at bedtime is easy and enjoyable, sending you to a dreamland filled with happiness and peace.
This short list will take you to other places, other times, and put you in some other people’s shoes.
TIP: Printed books are better than digital e-readers because they help you to sleep. Research from the Harvard Medical School says e-readers, like TVs or phones, disrupt the natural sleep cycle and make you more tired in the morning. So leave this device for opportunities such as public transportation and sneak in with a relaxing story on good old paper.
The Shepherd’s Life: Modern Dispatches from an Ancient Landscape
James Rebanks has fascinated readers around the world by showing us the world he grew up in: a farm in Lake County, rural England. These memoirs address his growing up and the history of his culture. Rebanks guides the reader through her childhood as a journey as she shares her love for her pastoral work. Relax in bed and find out what it is like to live in a place that is still old by all standards – both by lifestyle and landscape.
In what some consider to be Hemingway’s greatest novel, we follow a young American and British guy, from Paris to Spain in the 1920s. At the heart of the story is Lady Bret Ashley, a young, promiscuous woman who is enchanted by our main character Jake. Known for its artful writing style, this story that pulls you in will take you on a journey of youthful anger and heartache in the post-WWI era, the era of the generation we now call “The Lost Generation.”
Also known as Life in the Woods, this classic book takes us through the author’s experiences while living in a cabin near Lake Massachusetts for a period of two years. The author’s philosophies are revealed as he leads his life independently and in an unusual way. You will learn how to push your own boundaries with this famous book that has deeply touched and many great people like Gandhi.
The birds die by singing
This fictional, epic novel follows three generations living in inland Australia between 1915 and 1969. The story mainly focuses on the only girl in the family, Maggie, who feels distressed by her mother and falls in love with a man she cannot has. This forbidden love is only part of the characters’ family story, as there are their dark passions and big dreams that permeate through the martyrdom of a sheep farm. Make a flight to another world before you fall asleep.
Brian has brought joy to many with this national bestseller of America. This collection of short stories and drawings about the magnificent world we live in will make you laugh and wonder, wondering. Some people keep it on their desk or near the bed always. When you need a giggle before bed, this book has everything you need for it.