An Open Book: Kate’s Weekend Reads

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After a week filled with work, family, fitness and social commitments, it’s easy to feel totally overwhelmed by the time the weekend finally arrives. Even easier is our ability to continue the same nonstop routine and end up back at Monday feeling more exhausted than ever. In the spirit of relaxation, reflection and reserving some weekend time for “me time,” we asked our co-founder Kate Hudson to share her favorite weekend reads of the moment. So find a quiet corner, turn off your phone and get ready to lose yourself in one of her recommended reads:

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
By Clarissa Pinkola Estés
A powerful compilation of stories and commentaries that underline the inherent instinctual nature of women, Women who Run with the Wolves urges every woman to rediscover the fierceness, creativity and wisdom that she has always possessed.

Cat’s Cradle
By Kurt Vonnegut
This 1963 science fiction novel is a contemporary classic. A subversive and satirical take on modern man, his relation to technology and issues of free will, Cat’s Cradle remains as topical today as it did when it was first published.

The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo
By Amy Schumer
A highly confessional and hilarious collection of essays and vignettes, Amy Schumer’s debut book touches on her experiences in life, love, family and failure with the signature self-effacing wit that only she can master.

Behold the Dreamers
By Imbolo Mbue
The lyrical tale of a young Cameroonian couple’s life in New York during the Great Recession, Behold the Dreamers illuminates issues of money, marriage, race and class against the backdrop of a fast-fading American dream.

Zero K
By Don DeLillo
Musing on the meaning of life, death, money and faith, Don DeLillo’s 17th novel follows protagonist Jeffrey Lockhart and his family as they prepare to face the reality of failing health with the assistance of futuristic advances in technology.

Me Talk Pretty One Day
By David Sedaris
A collection of essays divided into two parts, Me Talk Pretty One Day examines Sedaris’s rural upbringing in Raleigh, North Carolina and subsequent move to Normandy, France with trademark observational humor and personal insight.

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