Summer may be over, but the cooler weather and rain doesn’t mean you have to put away those easy, breezy summer reads that help you wile away an afternoon at the cottage. Below we have the top five best September reads perfect for any cooler-weather occasion (plus a bonus read that’s awesome for the whole fam!). So stop by Indigo on the concourse level of Manulife Centre next door and get cozy with some new material and maybe a seasonal PSL from their Starbucks Café.
- Cozy and Carefree: Our pic for a September Sunday at home is Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan. It’s a hilarious and vivacious book that might just pair perfectly with a pot of Chai tea or a cheeky hot toddy.
- Rainy day thrills: Get lost in Into the Water by Paula Hawkins and forget all about the drizzle. It’ll add excitement to any dull day, and if you’re lucky enough to have a little thunder or lighting, prepare for ideal thriller ambiance that will get you in the mood for Halloween next month!
- Get Inspired: How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh is an inspiring and uplifting book that will have you laughing out loud and planning your return to (and conquer of) civilization now that Summer’s over. Packed full of solidly frank advice, it will give you all the positivity and knowledge you need for getting back to school/work/real life.
- Friday night philosophy: Now that summer’s over, the weekends are all the more precious. Be prepared for a pertinent pub night with Dark Money by Jane Mayer. This book explores the history of the American political climate and how the uber rich have shaped all facets of law and society.
- Run with the pack: If you love dogs, running or just amazing true stories, Finding Gobi by seasoned ultra-marathon runner Dion Leonard is the novel for you. Fluff your couch cushions because this book will make you want to cuddle up with your favourite four-legged friend.
Bonus – 6. Make some memories: Now that the kids are back to school, the time you spend with them in the evenings is all the more precious. For something that’s perfect for winding down the night with a bedtime story, Wonder by R.J. Palacio takes our pick. It’s good for all ages, so everyone can snuggle up together in one big bed for a story that makes for excellent family quiet time. Plus, it’s set for release on the big screen this fall, so you can continue the fun with a Sunday afternoon family excursion to the Varsity Cinemas once you’re done reading.