5 relaxing books to calm your mind and soothe your soul
Notes from an Island by Tove Jansson
Read Notes from an Island for… Tove Jansson’s most personal book that’s a memoir and homage to the island that she and her life partner, the graphic artist Tuulikki Pietilä, loved intensely.
The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World by Haemin Sunim
Read The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down for… a relaxing book you’ll want to return to again and again about slowing down, breathing deeply, and paying attention to the world.
The Bear by Andrew Krivak
Read The Bear for… the most gorgeous end-of-the-world book you’ll ever read, set in an Edenic future of calm streams, towering forests, and wildflower-covered mountainsides. It offers a wonderfully poetic tribute to nature’s dominion.
Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga by Sylvain Tesson
Read Consolations of the Forest for… the modern counterpart to Thoreau’sWalden, about one man’s summer spent in a wooden cabin by Siberia’s Lake Baikal.
Mirrors in the Earth: Reflections on Self-Healing from the Living World by Asia Suler
Read Mirrors in the Earth for… a nature therapy session for the soul, sharing twelve essays on the benevolence of the living world.