'Earthing' is a book written by Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sintara, and Martin Zucker which visits the idea that being physically disconnected from the Earth has negative effects on humanity. Between a stressed life or a lack of sleep, through reading you may discover why becoming physically grounded may be one of the easiest things to do for your health.
During my academic career I read all the coming-of-age greats— The Catcher in the Rye, A Separate Peace, The Giver, Lord of the Flies, even Into the Wild —but female-driven narratives were conspicuously missing from assigned summer reading lists and liberal arts syllabuses. It wasn’t until three years ago, trolling for something to read on my parents’ bookshelf one lazy Thanksgiving, that I first picked up Sylvia Plath’s classic novel, The Bell Jar .
NPR's list of the year's best historical fiction: To bring the past to life and make it matter, historical fiction must do more than conjure up an exotic backdrop for a conventional story. NPR Books has picked six books this year that challenge our preconceptions and help show how the past shaped the world we live in today.