There’s nothing quite as indulging as relaxing into a deep, warm bath while enjoying a good book. To celebrate National Read a Book Day the Heritage Bathrooms team put their heads together and devised a list of their top bath time book recommendations.
Here are our top seven reads, all best enjoyed in one of our beautiful freestanding or fitted baths, with a Heritage Bathrooms bath rack to allow you to rest your book (and maybe a glass of wine) comfortably in front of you while you soak.
1. Normal People by Sally Rooney
Recently adapted into a hugely successful television series, Normal People is a romantic, coming-of-age tale which delves into the highs and lows of an intense young romance. Sally Rooney’s writing has a genius way of connecting with the reader – just prepare for an emotional rollercoaster!
2. The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
Heralded by many as one of the greatest American novels ever written. The Great Gatsby is a timeless classic which will transport you to the hedonistic world of New York in the early 1920s. A must read for those that love the excitement, drama, and glamour of the Roaring Twenties.
3. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG
A book that it feels like everyone has been talking about, Little Fires Everywhere is deserving of the hype. Celeste NG’s book focuses on strong women, motherhood and the trials of adolescence by unravelling a tangled web of family drama and mystery. Beware – this is a real page turner and you won’t want to put it down!
4. Quiet by Fearne Cotton
This book is all about how to tame the negative inner voice and feel good in yourself. A handbook for modern life, Fearne Cotton gives an honest and relatable insight into coping with day-to-day pressures. Full of practical advice on how to live a happier life, this is a perfect self-care choice.
5. Inferno by Dan Brown
A real fast-paced thriller which is packed full of suspense, Dan Brown’s Inferno is a clear choice for thrill seekers who want a little adventure during their soak. Now a Hollywood blockbuster film, expect an exciting mix conspiracy, history, art and high-stakes tension in this book.
6. This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
Written by comedian and former doctor Adam Kay, This is Going to Hurt is a hilarious and moving insight into the realities of working for the NHS. Filled with anecdotes that are often laugh-out-loud funny and heart breaking in equal measure, this is a no-holds barred account of life as a junior doctor that will helps us appreciate the heroes of the NHS even more.
7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus is a brilliant choice for those seeking a healthy dose of escapism. This book will immerse you in an enchanting world of fantasy and magic. Morgenstern’s novel follows two star crossed magicians engaged in a dangerous game of skill and the supernatural. The Night Circus has something for everyone and will appeal equally to fans of mystery, romance and the mystical.