Want to join our book club?
There’s nothing better than sinking into your bed at the end of the day with a good read. Just a chapter or two can reduce stress levels and help you drift off, clearing your mind of worries and getting you ready for sleep. But what to choose?
We’ve put together The Memory Foam Warehouse Book Club Reading List 2019 to share our love of reading with you and inspire you with page turning mysteries and historical dramas.
Keen to get involved? Pick up one of these great books and let us know your thoughts!
Historical Fiction To Get Your Teeth Into
If you’re into your historical fiction, the following stories are winners, taking you on breath-taking journeys across oceans and decades;
Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
This rollicking rollercoaster of a book traverses several countries and time periods as seemingly worlds-apart characters connect in intriguing ways. This unique novel artfully constructs weird and wonderful characters to transport you across time and space and back again- leaving you wonderfully exhausted and ready for bed!
The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak
Set in Nazi Germany, young Liesel discovers a book by her brothers’ graveside, thus starting a chain of book theft and igniting her passion for words. Liesel soon finds herself stealing illicit books from Nazi book burnings or wherever she can find them. This beautifully written book on humanity is an emotional yet uplifting read.
Thrillers and Murder Mysteries
For those of you who like to get spooked before bed time, these thrillers and mysteries will be right up your street!
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
This is the first of four books by the Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon. The tale begins in 1945 in Barcelona with 11-year-old Daniel who is drawn into the mysterious Cemetery of Forgotten Books. This leads him on a wild search for the missing books of his newfound favourite author, which are being systematically destroyed.
The pursuit soon turns darker, and young Daniel becomes absorbed in an obsessive and dangerous search for the truth.
The Chain by Adrian McKinty
When 13-year-old Kylie is kidnapped from a bus stop as she checks her phone, a sickening chain of abduction begins. How far are parents willing to go when it comes to the safety of their children? McKinty explores morality and parental love in this shocking story.
Drama and Romance Books
Get whisked away by tales of love, romance and family drama in these moving page turners;
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo
Journalist and author Lisa Taddeo follows three real women and their stories of desire, giving their needs a voice, perhaps for the first time.
From teenage Maggie’s battle to come to terms with her affair with a teacher and her desperation when she isn’t believed, to glamorous Sloane, whose unconventional marriage raises questions about the power dynamics in her relationships. These women’s stories are beautifully and authentically written, thanks to the author’s immersive journalistic technique.
Frank, moving and relatable, this book tells a story of desire many women will be able to see in themselves.
Warning: Suitable for ages 18+
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney
One is quiet, observant and self-conscious, the other is loud and self-assured. But these two best friends are joined at the hip, until a chance meeting aligns them with a married couple in unexpected ways. This is a story about love, friendship and growing up.
I Saw a Man by Owen Sheers
After the death of his wife, Michael Turner searches for a fresh start in London and soon befriends the family next door. However, grief and secrets follow him and a dramatic event leaves Michael reeling, forcing him to confront his demons.
This novel keeps you in almost constant suspense with its incredibly well written prose and the secrets waiting to get out.
Good Books to Fall Asleep To
Need some extra help falling asleep? No problem! The following books target common sleep problems or provide soothing relief from the everyday;
The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington
As co-founder of The Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington knows a thing or two about being busy. This book outlines the importance of sleep for our health and our sense of wellbeing, confronting cultural attitudes towards sleep (and lack of it). Instead of looking at sleep as ‘time wasted’, Huffington sets about transforming attitudes to sleep in the 21st century.
Full of helpful tips and advice from sleep experts, you may gain more than you bargained for with this gem.
Say Good Night to Insomnia by Dr. Gregg D. Jacobs
If your sleep issues are getting out of hand, this book could be the answer. Find out how to banish insomnia without resorting to sleeping pills with Dr. Gregg D. Jacob’s six week plan. Learn healthier lifestyle changes and habits as well as methods to combat negative thinking around sleep with this comprehensive programme.
Developed by Harvard Medical school, this insomnia treatment has been proven to help 100% of insomniacs improve their sleep!
Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker
Did you know that dreaming strengthens our immune system and helps us to make logical decisions in our waking hours?
Sleep is a mysterious thing, and something that has sparked the interest of Professor Matthew Walker, a leading sleep expert. This fascinating book covers everything from why we dream to the affects modern day habits have on our sleep.
Bashō: The Complete Haiku
Taking a diversion from sleep guides, this collection of Haiku’s by the renowned Japanese author and poet is the perfect calming influence you need before bed. Clear your mind with the simplicity and elegance that comes hand in hand with this style of poetry.
With pleasing ink drawings dispersed between soothing Haikus, we dare you to last more than 20 minutes without nodding off!
Get The Most Out Of Bed Time
We hope you’ve found at least one book on our list that sparks your interest.
To make the most of your bed time reading session, it pays to create a soothing sleeping space. We’re talking soft, neutral colours, candles and lots of comfy pillows.
A comfortable, supportive mattress designed with your sleeping style in mind is the icing on the cake. Browse our full range of memory foam mattresses to find your ideal match.