We genuinely started this list with mindless summer reading in mind, but — what can we say? — there are just too many interesting interesting things to read in wellness and personal development right now. Admittedly, some of them don’t qualify as “light beach reads”, but many of them will leave a thought-provoking impact on your mindset, outlook, relationships and wellness habits that we think you’ll appreciate!
10 Summer Beach Reads For Mind, Body + Soul
Joy Hunter | Author, activist and public speaker Alexis Jones was living a seemingly charmed life. Then, in a matter of months, things started to fall apart. As a distraction from both personal and professional heartbreaks, Alexis, her husband and their best friend rented an RV and set out for the open road. Her memoir, Joy Hunter: Messy Faceplants, Radical Love, and the Journey That Changed Everything is the result. Joy, it turns out, is not a destination; it’s a way of life.
The Shift | Social media superstar, Tinx has codified her big sister energy and advice for healthier relationships into her new book, The Shift: Change Your Perspective, Not Yourself. Destined to be a classic for the early-20’s set, Tinx’s new book makes a great summer read for anyone who loves personal development, solid relationship advice, and the kind of personal anecdotes that bring it all to light.
Lighter | A timely new read from NYT best-selling author, yung pueblo on letting go, self compassion and emotional maturity. In Lighter: Let Go of the Past, Connect with the Present, and Expand the Future, yung shares his personal journey to achieving a ‘lighter’ mental state by developing his intuition and devoting himself to honesty and meditation.
Tell Me Everything | Minka Kelly’s new memoir is being hailed as one the best celeb memoirs of the year. An unflinchingly honest tale of her challenging childhood with a single mother who worked as a stripper, struggled with addiction, and frequently moved them throughout their childhood. Minka’s is a tale of resilience and personal discovery.
The Untethered Soul | TKTK The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer has become a modern classic. The #1 New York Times bestseller asks, “What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries? What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity?”. Topics include the relationship between thought and emotion, uncovering the source and fluctuations of your inner energy, changing habitual thoughts, and uncovering energy patterns that limit your consciousness.
When the Body Says No | Best-selling author Dr. Gabor Maté shows how emotion and psychological stress play a powerful role in the onset of chronic illness, cancer, and many other serious illnesses. When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection.A powerful read for anyone seeking to better understand how our emotions effect our health.
The Four Agreements | A popular classic from Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements is a powerful little book that everyone should have in their library when it comes to ancient wisdom for living well. Read or re-read again this summer. Check out our feature on the author HERE.
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself | IYKYK — Dr. Joe Dispenza is a superstar in the world of wellness, thanks to his personal take on the connection between neuroscience and manifestation. Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One will challenge you to re-evaluate your habitual thoughts and the impactful role they play on your life.
The Comfort Crisis | InThe Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort To Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self, author and award-winning journalist Michael Easter seeks to “unlock the life-enhancing secrets of a counterintuitive solution: discomfort.” An interesting look at the downside of our convenient, modern way of life and the skills we need to develop to counter it all.
Home Body | Every book by Rupi Kaur is a classic, if you ask us. Home Body is the 3rd New York Times bestseller from prolific poet and author Rupi Kaur, whose live readings have completely redefined what a book tour should look like. Rupi’s raw and honest writings take on tough and sometimes taboo issues with warmth, wisdom and grace.
What are you reading this summer? Tell us in the comments!