We can barely believe Labor Day is around the corner, but a three-day weekend catching us off guard isn’t all bad. Here are the 5 books we’re loving for the long weekend, whether you’re tossing them in your tote for a beach getaway or stacking them on your nightstand for a staycation.
For the Foodie: One Part Plant
Author, podcaster and food writer Jessica Murnane isn’t just writing creative, plant-based recipes that make even omnivores drool. She’s starting a movement to encourage everyone—yep, everyone—to try one plant-based meal a day. It helped her manage her chronic illness, and it’s touted as being more environmentally friendly across the board. This cookbook helps you put One Part Plant into practice, without sacrificing taste or satisfaction.
For the Entrepreneur: Killing It
This book is like a crash-course in start-up business: Sherry O’Loughlin, former CEO of Clif Bar, Co-founder of Plum and serial entrepreneur, offers insights about launching and growing a business while maintaining a fulfilled life. She fills the practical guide with hard-won advice culled from her own, sometimes dark, raw experiences. Her best advice? If you don’t invest in your wellbeing, your business will not succeed—and nor will you.
For the Yogi: Where in the Om Am I?
After the stress and competitiveness of a corporate career drove her to seek sanctuary in yoga teacher training, Sara DiVello changed the course of her life. She’s now a bestselling author, speaker and national yoga teacher. If you’re looking for an irreverent, honest and hilarious memoir, this one is for you. Sara chronicles her journey from the fast-paced, cutthroat corporate world, to the slow-paced, surprisingly catty and sometimes perilous world of yoga—and it’s a joy to read.
For the Beauty Lover: Eat Pretty Every Day
It’s a cliche that you are what you eat—but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. In her third book, former magazine beauty editor and current health coach Jolene Hart shows you how to do one thing every day that makes you glow. Whether it’s eating for the season, journal exercises or tips on making the most of your kitchen time, Jolene makes you feel empowered to balance your beauty by starting within. Her 365 pages of advice provide inspiration and guidance for anyone seeking to own their glow.
For the Wellness Seeker: The Wellness Project
You don’t have to have a chronic illness to set a goal of creating a healthier life. Phoebe Lapine’s accessible, hilarious book about her year-long journey to better wellness is a must-have for anyone attempting to set a new goal or achieve marked health changes. She might be treating her Hashimoto’s with each monthlong challenge, but her system, tips and recipes are designed for anyone to replicate. It’s inspiring and empowering, and gives you the gumption to tackle your health goals, one at a time.
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