“A book is a gift you can open again and again.”

Garrison Keillor

As the weather warms up, it’s a great time to dive into some good books. Whether you love fiction or heartwarming stories, there’s always something new to discover on every page.

We reached out to our book-loving friends for recommendations and curated a list that’s sure to impress. Here’s what they had to say.


a woman covering her mouth with a book

VIA Ashleigh Haddad

This book is for those of you who are into conspiracies and satires.

“Yellowface” by R.F. Kuang is a contemporary novel that explores the theme of racism, privilege, and cultural appropriation within the publishing industry. The story follows June Hayward, a young white author who steals her deceased Asian friend’s uncompleted work as her own.

Be ready to experience this story with a first-person narrative. Brace yourself for a roller coaster of emotions from the alienation of social media to the fierceness of the business world.

The Five-Star Weekend

books on the centre of the table with laptop and coffee cup

VIA The Crimson Book

If you are manifesting for the summer to come, wait no more with “The Five-Star Weekend” by Elin Hilderbrand.

The novel takes place in the beautiful Nantucket and revolves around Hollis Shaw, a popular food blogger. After a personal tragedy, she decides to gather four friends from different stages of her life for a transformative weekend.

Hilderbrand’s skillful storytelling will bring you a heartwarming and immersive reading experience. Picture the tales of maritime magic under the island sun, all together create a nostalgic resonance of a summer day.

Atomic Habits

VIA Aidan Hornsby

Struggling to follow your New Year’s Resolution? this book is a must-read for you.

“Atomic Habits” by James Clear is a comprehensive guide to understanding the power of small habits. The book introduces the concept of “atomic habits,” which are tiny routines that form the basis of significant and long-term growth.

With practical strategies and real-life examples, “Atomic Habits” offers a valuable resource for anyone looking to make positive changes in their life.

The Housemaid’s Secret

a book on the blanket

VIA Robin Loves Reading

With winter in full swing, you might find yourself in the mood for some thriller books. That’s when “The Housemaid’s Secret” by Freida McFadden comes in and gets your heart pumping.

This novel tells the story of Millie Calloway, a housemaid working for the wealthy Garrick family in Manhattan. While working here, Millie discovers some dark secrets of the house. She is faced with the dilemma of whether to risk her job or to ignore the situation.

Prepare to be amazed as this unbelievably twisty read will have you glued to the pages long into the night.

How to Sell a Haunted House

a book next to a skull

VIA Lost Between The Pages

If you ever wonder what’s like to own a haunted house, this book has the answer for you.

Following Louise and her brother Mark, readers will discover the two characters’ troubled pasts and secrets as they attempt to sell their haunted family home.

What’s scary to me is the plot of the novel. The book is not just about the physical haunting but also about the emotional haunting of the past. Additionally, the constant shift in tone and pace will keep you curious about what happens next.

Looking for more books to read?

a cat flipping a page of a book


Want to read more other good books? Come and check out our Zen Zone Pop-Up Library!

At the event, you will have chances to discover various genres. While flipping those pages, immerse yourself in the peaceful environment of the Zen Zone.

Join us at Lakeshore campus on Thursday, March 14 in IGNITE’s K Building Basement. All you have to do is wear something comfy and we’ll take care of the rest!

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