What Book To Read Over The Holidays, Based On Your Favorite Product From Lush

by Kerri Jarema

With the holiday season ramping up, most people are going to be running on full steam. Between finishing up all of those important work projects, traveling home, gift shopping, decorating, and gearing up for 2018, this is both the most festive, and frantic, time of year. So you're going to need to put aside some relaxation time wherever you can. And if you're anything like me, you'll be filling up your bathtub for a long soak more nights than not. There is just something so soothing about a good half hour in some warm water with nothing to do... well, except maybe reading, of course. And there is no better combination on Earth for a cozy bath evening than a good book and a sparkly, sweet-smelling Lush holiday bath product.

The 11 books below are some of the biggest books of the year—all of which have probably made their way onto your year end must read lists—and they all pair perfectly with one Lush product or another for a sensory experience that will give you respite from the craziest days of the holiday season. And while most of these reads carry the sad with the happy, the bad with the good, they are all just as immersive and revitalizing as a nice hot bath.

Love The Golden Wonder Bath Bomb? Read 'This Is Really Happening' by Erin Chack

If you're looking for an uplifting holiday bath cocktail, this one is it. Erin Chack's This Is Really Happening is the hilarious, heartfelt essay collection every millennial needs in their life, and Lush's Golden Wonder bath bomb combines zesty cognac and lime oils for mood-brightening scents and refreshing sweet orange oil. Enjoy the glittering golden luster and sparkling turquoise explosion while you wipe back both tears of laughter and emotion.

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Love The Snow Fairy Jellybomb? Read 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' by Maurene Goo

Lush's Snow Fairy is known for its pretty pink color and super-sweet scent, so what better 2017 read to pair with it than Maurene Goo's I Believe In a Thing Called Love? As Desi Lee tries, and fails, and tries again to fall for her very first boyfriend, you'll fall deeper into relaxation with the skin-soothing jelly and comforting frothy bubbles.

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Love The Magic Of Christmas Bubblebar? Read 'Goodbye, Vitamin' by Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong's Goodbye, Vitamin starts during the holidays, but the magic of this book goes so much further than that... just like the glittering copper outside of the Lush Magic of Christmas bubblebar hides a seriously spicy kick beneath. As you unravel the layers of humor, family drama and heartwarming moments of emotion, let this warming cinnamon stick turn your bath into a magical, bubble-filled utopia packed with punchy cinnamon leaf and clove bud oils.

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Love The Man In The Moon Bubblebar? Read 'Noteworthy' by Riley Redgate

Lush's new Man In the Moon bath bomb features uplifting neroli and citrus oils will fly you to the moon and back, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the world, not unlike the heroine of Noteworthy, Jordan Sun. You'll laugh, cringe and root her on as she tries to infiltrate the all-boys a capella group at her performing arts high school and luxuriate in all the fluffy, fragrant bubbles.

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Love The Christmas Sweater Bath Bomb? Read 'We Are Never Meeting In Real Life' by Samantha Irby

Spicy, warming, magical, and refreshing might describe Lush's Christmas Sweater bath bomb, but it's also just a few of the words I would use to describe Samantha Irby's essay collection, We Are Never Meeting In Real Life. From pieces that will make you cry and laugh to ones that will gross you out and then make you pump your fist, Irby's fantastic collection is a masterclass is beautiful contradictions, much like the mix of coriander seed and lemon oil you'll find in this Lush bomb.

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Love The Thundersnow Bath Bomb? Read 'They Both Die At The End' by Adam Silvera

If there is any book from 2017 that could be compared a bath bomb called Thundersnow, it's definitely Adam Silvera's They Both Die At The End. As you fall in love with Mateo and Rufus and see the sadness and euphoria of their final day unfold, you'll be surrounded by deeply rich blue-green foam, fresh, tingly peppermint oil, and the crackling of popping candy on your skin. It's an up-and-down experience that will bring your whole body and mind along for the ride.

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Love The Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt? Read 'The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo' by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Evelyn Hugo is a star and you'll feel like one too with this incredibly sparkly and luxurious Star Light Star Bright bath melt. You'll be bathing in a pool of bright turquoise, pink, and purple streams of starlight streaked with silvery luster while you learn about the life of fictional '50s starlet Evelyn Hugo, her glimmering skyrocket to fame, fortune, lots of romance (seven husbands worth), and the heartwrenching truth of her ultimate downfall.

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Love The Salt And Peppermint Bark Scrub? Read 'Turtles All The Way Down' by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down is an ambitious work detailing the sweetness of family and friendship, the harsh realities of mental illness, and the all of the many ways we must always work on both. The Lush Peppermint Bark combines that same mix of hard and soft, with grainy sea salt and sweet peppermint oil for a bath experience both your head and your skin will thank you for.

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Love The Snow Angel Bath Melt? Read 'My Not So Perfect Life' by Sophie Kinsella

Snow Angel magically dissolves and blankets your bath in white, snowy foam before revealing its shimmering golden glow. Rich in moisturizing cocoa butter with a delicate marzipan perfume, you'll feel soft and soothed in no time. And that's how Sophie Kinsella's latest, My Not So Perfect Life, made me feel, too. It's like the sweetest Christmas candy you can find, a flash of feel good emotions that make for the perfect reinvigorating escape from the hustle and bustle of your every day.

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