Nothing is more satisfying than reading a good book while soaking in your favorite bath. We asked the Osmia team which pages they would like to turn in the tub, and we thought we’d share their picks! Get ready to unwind.
"Each book is full of simple words of wisdom—a powerful inspiration to all."
"I tend to read late 1800s/early 1900s etiquette and homemaker manuals for fun, jumping around to sections that interest me. A part of it is for the anachronistic shock factor. Cleaning silk with gasoline? Scraping lime off your ceiling to counteract household arsenic poisoning? Fire extinguisher hand grenades? Not exactly the solutions we would turn to today. The heart of these recommendations though, the resilience of building upon what is available, keeps me coming back for more."
"A beautiful tale of a small farming village facing drought. Told through a child’s eyes, this story poetically delivers the powerful intersection of innocence, wonder, and fear. Every page offers inherent wisdom."
"It's a tragically beautiful story of a young girl growing up in the swamps of North Carolina. I didn't want it to end!"
"It's a story about a powerful woman deeply connected to nature and I'm really feeling that right now."
"In this crazy world we're living in, it's easy to feel helpless and totally out of control, so it's more important than ever to do things that are mentally grounding— like reading this book! If you want to reconnect with your inner superhero, this book is for you!"
"Midnight Sun is great for that pure, nostalgic escape I didn't know I wanted. After 15 years, I'm living for this full circle ride because, for anyone who may not know, Edward died during a pandemic and now he's been revived in another. Picking this book up is like going back in time to revisit old friends, who happen to be vampires that sparkle. It's an obligatory read for anyone who knows the Twilight series and feels the world needed to hear Edward's side of the story."
"This book has some of the most wonderfully consistent characters I've come across in fiction."
"This book has stayed with me since I read it! I think I read it in a day, but really I should have ready each chapter over the course of a week just to digest it all. I also wish I had read this with a group so that we could discuss it!"
"A story about an older, childless couple who make a radical decision to move to the Alaskan frontier in the 1920s, The Snow Child is a story of endurance, love, and more than a little magic. Soaking in a warm tub while escaping into the snow drifts of Alaskan wilderness? Yes, please."