With the sun shining and summer vibes in the air, there's no better time to kick back and enjoy some fantastic reading. Whether you're chilling on the beach or cozied up indoors, books have this incredible magic that whisks us away to new places, makes us think deep thoughts, and sets our imagination on fire. Our M Life team has put together a cool list of ten of our favourite books that will make August an unforgettable literary adventure!
"Circe" by Madeline Miller: A Mind-Blowing Mythical Journey
Step into the world of ancient Greek myths, but with a modern twist from the very first page. This book is like a magical rollercoaster through the life of Circe, a sorceress who goes from being an outcast nymph to a powerful witch. Miller's writing is so beautiful that it feels like a painting made out of words – perfect for anyone who loves getting lost in amazing stories.
"Becoming" by Michelle Obama: The story of becoming YOU
Have you ever wondered how someone goes from a regular kid to being an education, health, and equality superhero? Michelle Obama spills all the beans in her super personal book "Becoming." It's like having a heart-to-heart chat with her about life that will inspire you to chase your dreams!
"Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Yuval Noah Harari: Time travel from your sofa
Calling all history buffs and curious minds! "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari takes you on an epic adventure through the history of humans, all while you're curled up in your comfy spot. Harari's storytelling is like a time machine that zooms you through ancient times to today. This book will make you think about the world in a whole new way.
"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern: A little touch of magic
If you're up for a bit of mystery and magic, "The Night Circus" is perfect for you. Picture a circus that appears only when the stars come out – and it's not your average circus. Erin Morgenstern's book is like a fairytale mixed with a mystery novel. It's so enchanting that you'll be wishing you could visit the circus yourself!
"Educated" by Tara Westover: A story of never giving up
Hold on tight because "Educated" by Tara Westover is a wild ride! This real-life story is about a girl who grows up in a super strict family but ends up chasing her dreams and getting an education against all odds. It's a bit like a superhero origin story, but without the capes.
"The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett: A dash of mystery and family drama
Want a book that dives deep into family secrets and what it means to be you? "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennett is the one. It's like a puzzle of twin sisters who choose very different paths in life. This book is like a mirror that makes you think about your own identity.
"The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle: Find peace in the chaos of things
Need a breather from all the excitement? "The Power of Now" is like a guide to finding your Zen. Eckhart Tolle teaches you how to stay cool and calm in the middle of life's crazy moments. It's like yoga but with words.
"Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng: Family drama and everyday life
"Little Fires Everywhere" gives you a front-row seat to the lives of families in a seemingly perfect town. But guess what? Things aren't as perfect as they seem. It offers a peek behind the curtain of everyday life.
"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho: Chase your dreams
Ready for some soul-searching? "The Alchemist" is a treasure map that guides you on a journey to discover your dreams. Paulo Coelho's book is all about finding what makes your heart happy and going after it.
"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot: Science, mystery, and so many questions!
We all love some mystery with a side of science. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is a detective story that uncovers the secrets behind a woman's cells used for medical research. It's a true tale that will make you question the ethics of science and the impact it has on real people.