Happy Wednesday Savvy Readers! With a few weeks of social distancing under all our belts, I hope you’re all staying safe and well! Although staying home can be hard (especially for extroverts!) now is the perfect time to spend some extra time practicing self-care and trying out those hobbies that have been on the backburner. Fortunately for us bookworms, Indigo’s ongoing free-delivery is here to help! So without further delay, I’ve put together a list of some social distancing essentials and the perfect books to go with them that are sure to help you pass the time!
Always wanted to grow your own food like the budding chef you are? Now is the perfect time to work on your green thumb with this indoor garden kit featuring organic red current and wild cherry tomato seeds! Pair with a copy of Joanna Gaines‘ Magnolia Table Volume 2 to take your family dinners to a whole new level. Who needs restaurants when you can have a straight-from the farm experience right at home?!
Whether the stress of our new normal is taking a toll on your sleep habits or you just love being cozy, gravity weighted blankets are all the rage for their benefits of improving physical and mental well-being using all-natural solutions backed by science! Available in a stunning galaxy blue that pairs perfectly with Emily St. John Mandel‘s The Glass Hotel, grab a gravity blanket and a copy of this stunning literary masterpiece for a soothing stay at home.
Who needs jeans when you’re working from home?! These cozy sleep pants have essential in their name because comfort is all you need right now. Perfect for binge-reading on the couch, pair with a copy of Michelle Good‘s Five Little Indians chronicling the lives of five residential school survivors and spend a day getting lost in this compassionate and insightful story.
While we might be social distancing, getting a little fresh air every day is still recommended and as the good weather approaches you’re going to need some sunnies! Whether you’re just taking a quick walk around the block or you’re fortunate enough to have a balcony or yard to read outside in, get yourself a pair of mysterious-looking sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun’s glare. Perfect for reading thrillers like Darcey Bell‘s Something She’s Not Telling Us!
Have you always wanted to explore the world of loose leaf teas but just haven’t had the time? Now is your chance to become a tea connoisseur, and trust me, a book like The Gilded Cage is worth of a steaming full pot. A gripping thriller that will have you hooked from the first page to the last, the best part about this teapot is you don’t have to worry about your tea “over-steeping” while you’re reading, simply press when it’s ready and pour!
If the dance aspect of Kate Eberlen‘s serendipitous romance If Only has you keen to try some physical activity, why not dip your toes in with a little light yoga? This stunning yoga mat in aqua terrazo is aptly named to pair with a book set in Rome, and is perfect for keeping you strong and spritely while you’re at home!
In 1927, Natalia Faber travels from Berlin to Prague with her mother. Their train is delayed in Saxon Switzerland, and in the brief time the train is idle, Natalia’s life changes forever. Shaken, Natalia arrives at a spa by the shore of Lake Heviz in Hungary where she meets the man who will become her husband. An unforgettable tale of what we owe those we love, and those we’ve left behind, pair Midnight Train to Prague with a milk bath soak and transport yourself to the shores of Hungary!
A mesmerizing debut about a German heiress on the run in post-World War II Germany, The German Heiress follows Clara Falkenberg, who returns home in the hope of seeking refuge with a friend, but she’ll have to get her hands dirty if she wants to survive. With so much handwashing now a part of our daily lives, pair this incredible novel with fragrant hand cream and revitalize your skin with the scent of crisp bergamot and sweet jasmine.
Well Savvy Readers, that’s all I have for you today! I hope you’re spending your extra time at home on yourself and reading some excellent books! Let me know in the comments below or tweet us @SavvyReader which of these perfect pairings you’re picking up next!