Having your favorite bathtub book in the hand and relaxing in the cozy water is one of the best combinations around. Irrespective of how much time you spend in your bathtub, no other place in the world can provide you more comfort and luxury as a reader.
When you think about read in the bathtub day, does it bring back memories of childhood soaks with comic books? At that time, you may have a thought that books and water don’t play nice together, but in reality – they do.
Life is stressful and is readily overwhelming where it is almost impossible to find time for oneself. But you should not ignore that break when your eyes are burning, and shoulders are aching from exhaustion.
So, give yourself a break from the overwhelming job and stressful life. You can go to a party, dance or watch a movie – but the best escape from the world is to read a book – which is as relaxing as soaking your body in the tub. So, celebrate “read in the bathtub day” this year with our list of top 5 all-time favorite bathtub books.
All-time favorite bathtub books
1. All That Glitters by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
Give yourself a cozy and comfortable read by a New York Times bestselling author – Alisa Valdes Rodriguez. It’s an emotional tale of friendship love and family. The story revolves around a young Latina cheerleader in Houston, which on her way of becoming a photojournalist finds a mentor in a powerful older African American women sports agent.
2. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
It’s a perfect amalgam of fun and emotion with science fiction; that shows us how time can impact our life, love, and relationships. It’s a purely imaginative and highly original story of a librarian, named Henry and his wife Clare Anne who makes paper sculptures. Due to his very own genetic disorder, Henry’s unpredictable and involuntary time travels he goes through harrowing and amusing experiences that are spontaneous and thrilling.
3. The Vagrants by Yiyun Li
The next on our list is the novel “The vagrants” by a Chinese-American writer named Yiyun Li. This debut novel from Yiyun Li is a brilliant and illuminating historical fiction novel that revolves around a group of people in a small town of the provincial city of Muddy River.
4. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
If you love fantasy fiction and some magical horrors than this novel by Neil Gaiman is worth a read. The story speaks of the good and evil powers through an unmade narrator who revisits the hometown for a funeral where he remembers forgotten incidents from the past.
5. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
It’s a perfect detective fiction mystery novel by a well-renowned detective novelist – Agatha Christie. It is a story of the mysterious murder of a magistrate being hated by everyone in the town – Colonel Protheroe. He was shot through the head, no one heard the shot, and there are no leads.
So, on this year’s read in the bathtub day, get the kids in the tub with some fun bath time books and cute attention-grabbing art books. Bath time! By Sandra Boynton is beautifully designed with bright colors and pictures. It’s completely water-proof, and non-toxic; you never have to worry for your toddlers. The book tells of a rhyming story of a little painter pig that needs to get cleaned after a fun day at the easel. At the last page, there’s that little built-in squeaker in the pig’s snout so kids can press it once after the bath time fun.
So, what you’re waiting for? Give yourself and your kids a joy to remember on this much-needed vacation of Read in the bathtub day with books listed above.