This summer check out 5 books about friendship, family, self-help and mysteries. Go on an adventure with each book and enjoy a little beach reading from a recommended selection by Diwan.

diwan, sigrid nunez1-The Friend

By Sigrid Nunez

When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.

While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time.

Increasingly obsessed with the dog’s care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.


By Glennon Doyle

Soulful and uproarious, forceful and tender, Untamed is both an intimate memoir and a galvanizing wake-up call. It is the story of how one woman learned that a responsible mother is not one who slowly dies for her children, but one who shows them how to fully live. It is also the story of how each of us can begin to trust ourselves enough to set boundaries, make peace with our bodies, honor our anger and heartbreak, and unleash our truest, wildest instincts.

3– Equilibrium

By Alyaa Sadek

From the author of Soul Quest comes the self-help book, Equilibrium. Helping shed light on self-awareness and the stability that helps you grow to become a more truthful version of your own self.

Equilibrium will help readers make life-changing decisions for the better, understand their emotions and reach higher levels of spirituality within themselves.

diwan, lucy mangan4-Bedtime Stories for Stressed Out Adults

Introduced by Lucy Mangan

Tales to soothe tired souls. A night time companion for frazzled adults, including calming stories and poems for a good night’s sleep.

From classic stories by Oscar Wilde, Guy de Maupassant and Katherine Mansfield, to friendly tales from our childhoods, to poetry that reminds us of the simple joys of life, this lovingly curated book will soothe a tired mind and gently carry you to the peaceful land of sleep.

5-Sunset Beach

By Mary Kay Andrews

Drue Campbell’s life and career have recently been derailed. The only thing she has left is the house her mother left her: a ramshackle beach bungalow with a missing roof in the once-sleepy town of Sunset Beach, which is rapidly becoming a hot spot for the rich and well-heeled, who are none too pleased about the shabby eyesore in their perfect neighborhood.

When Drue’s larger-than-life father unexpectedly turns up at her mother’s funeral and offers her a job at his law firm, Drue doesn’t know whether to be grateful or resentful that he has suddenly reappeared. She grudgingly accepts the job sifting through cold callers and shysters looking to get rich quick. But when her attention is caught by a suspicious murder case, Drue finds herself entangled in a decades-old mystery – one that may have dire consequences for Drue and the people she loves.


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