There are so many benefits to reading outside of just a fun hobby- it can actually improve your health!
Reading can stimulate feelings of comfort and affection, much like you would feel in the presence of a group of friends. Paired with stress relief and heightened feelings of empathy, reading can provide a temporary “escape” from the real world. It can also reduce symptoms of depression, promote empathy, prevent cognitive decline, and improve sleep. It might even lengthen your lifespan!
Our team came together with a list of some of our favs to share with you our Rivvly Summer Reading List! We hope you enjoy!
The American Boy by Andrew Taylor
Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Quick Confidence by Selena Rezvani
I'm an 8-Hole- for Enneagram Eights and Those Who Put Up With Them by C.V Meo
What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing by Perry, Bruce D & Oprah Winfrey
Quiet- The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Inheritance of Orquidea Divina by Zoraida Cordova
Breath by James Nestor
Verity by Collen Hoover
YOU by Caroline Kepnes
Into the Magic Shop by James R Doty
Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
Please Don’t Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes - Phoebe Robinson
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Novel by Victor-Marie Hugo
Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus