We kinda think we struck gold with this literary hit list.
– KEYS SOULCARE
PSA: 2022 is actually coming to a close. (Wild, right?!) While we kept ourselves busy with award-winning offerings, in-store pop-ups, and killer collabs, we’ve made time to practice one of our favorite soulcare pastimes: Reading!
Cozying up with a few good reads kept us grounded, whether between the sheets or between meetings. Team Soulcare feels grateful and ready for the next — literal — chapter, so here’s a look at the compelling books we can’t stop talking about.
A Long Petal of the Sea | Isabel Allende
“This quote got me: ‘Pain is unavoidable, but suffering is optional.’ Could it be? Could suffering be optional? How? Is it so in some cases and others not? This has so many layers to it…” — Alicia Keys, Goddess-in-Chief
The Set Boundaries, Find Peace | Nedra Glover Tawwab
“An amazingly practical guide — with a companion workbook — that has helped me prioritize myself and set healthy limits. It’s made a huge impact!” — Margit, Editorial Director
Soulcare Gratitude Journal | Keys Soulcare
“My favorite book, but with a twist. I love reading Alicia’s words through the affirmations, but I also love the space it gives me to share my own stories. I’ve gotten into a writing practice I love with this as inspiration.” — Shaneice, Account Manager
The Terrible: A Storyteller’s Memoir | Yrsa Daley-Ward
“Yrsa has the ability to write about hardship in the most poetic ways. Yrsa doesn’t romanticize struggle, but invites you to be truly present. The Terrible is an honest retelling of the author’s life as it was processed. Yrsa tells the truth, but not in the traditional sense. This book presents devastation and beauty equally.” — Mare, Editor
Verity | Colleen Hoover
“How would I describe Verity? Creepy, astonishing, and un-put-down-able? This isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you like being on edge and actually not knowing how the story ends, this is your must-read.” — Danielle, Business Development Manager
Start Without Me | Gary Janetti
“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but laughter is soulcare. Not only is Gary’s assortment of personal essays downright hilarious — I have literally LOL’d during plenty of them—but they’re also short enough to accommodate my busy schedule. (I tuck this in my carry-on for an in-flight laugh!) Once you’re done, grab his first book, Do You Mind If I Cancel? — Kelsey, Editor
What was your favorite read of 2022? Share in the comments below!