The most restful thing I can imagine, before and after taking a nap, is reading.
These three books are special treats I bought myself just for fun of a from a wooden bookshelf in an old fashioned bookstore. Between You and Me is written by the same women who wrote The Nanny Diaries. The Three Weissmanns of Westport is written by the same author who wrote The Love Letter, one of my favorite books and movies of all time. I get attached to authors and love reading everything they have ever written in a row. It delighted me that these writers had books out that I had not yet discovered. Both were quite enjoyable.
I took a chance on The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles. Never heard of it. It was a best selling book in Paris several years before it was translated into English. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK. It was my favorite read of 2015. I planned on only reading the first chapter before I went to sleep and read half-way into the night, finishing the book the next day.
You can imagine how happy I was to discover she has written two more books about the same characters. When I went to order them on amazon, I was a bit devastated to realize they have not been translated yet. Maybe my sister will read them for me and tell me what happens.
Between You and Me by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles by Katherine Pancol