Diwan’s 6 Beachy Reads for Adults and Kids


With summer in full swing, it’s time to kick back and enjoy some downtime with a great book. This month, Diwan is throwing in a couple for the kiddos, too! Check out their picks for August.



Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

by Gail Honeyman

Leading a simple life, Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

What Does This Button Do?

by Bruce Dickinson

A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever. Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humor to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer.

The Happy Belly

by Yasmine Nazmy

Bilingual (English/Arabic)

The Happy Belly cookbook features over 100 healthy vegetarian and vegan recipes. The book also caters to people with food allergies as all recipes are made without sugar, dairy, gluten, soy or yeast! It won second place at the Gourmand Awards in 2018 for the best vegan cookbook of the year.

Twice Upon a Time: Beauty and the Beast, The Only One Who Didn’t Run Away

by Wendy Mass

When you’re stuck with the name Beauty, people expect a lot from you, like beauty and grace and courage and a sense of style. But what if you have none of these things? What if all you like to do is read books and search for odd objects that other people drop? Oh, and you have a perfect older sister who really should have had your name instead of you.

And when you’re a prince, you’re supposed to be athletic and commanding and brave and tall. But what if you are none of those things? Oh, and you also have a perfect older brother who is a lot more princely than you’ll ever be.

Fascism: A Warning

by Madeleine K. Albright

From one of the most admired international leaders, comes a timely, considered, and personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism today and the virulent threat it poses to international freedom, prosperity, and peace.

The Bad Guys Series

by Aaron Blabey

Mr. Wolf. Mr. Shark. Mr. Snake. Mr. Piranha. They’re bad guys, everybody knows that. They’re scary and dangerous and… well, just bad. But these guys want to be heroes. And they’re going to prove it by doing good deeds, like rescuing those dogs from the city pound. Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys when the dust settles?

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