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5 of the Very Best Bedtime Books

Sueno staff are always on the lookout for their valued customers. It’s what we do. We love to hear stories of how a mattress or a comfortable bed purchased from Sueno improves the quality of relaxation & sleep within the bedroom environment.

So we were thinking, how can we do even more?

There is always something really nice about reading a great book in your comfy den. The team has assembled a not-to-miss list of 5 books to read whilst in bed while you have a long Saturday lie in or while you relax before you drift off to sleep. We feel that each of these, listed in no particular order, is worthy of being your next bedtime companion.

Happy Reading!

Cherries in the Snow

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In Sadie's head, she's a novelist. In real life, she spends her day searching for the ultimate way to say red at Grrl, an ultra-hip make-up company. In her sex life, she's a modern-day Lolita who's never dated a man under forty. Then Sadie falls in love with Marley, a graffiti artist with a firm commitment to another woman: his eight-year-old daughter, Montana. Sadie isn't used to competing for a man's affections and certainly not with a little girl who is uncannily like herself. Real love could just be too grown up for her Cherries in the Snow is a novel about womanhood, love, and lipstick. Flippant, sexy, acid and smart, this is Emma Forrest at her most dazzling.

About the Author

At sixteen, Emma Forrest became a journalist and had columns in the Sunday Times, the Independent and the Guardian. She is author of two novels, Namedropper and Thin Skin. She now lives in New York, where she writes for Harper's Bazaar, Interview and other magazines, and recently sold her first screenplay.

The Rachel Papers

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Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and Martin Amis's celebrated first novel.

Charles Highway, a precociously intelligent and highly sexed teenager, is determined to sleep with an older woman before he turns twenty. Rachel fits the bill perfectly and Charles plans his seduction meticulously, sets the scene with infinite care - but it doesn't come off quite as Charles expects...

About the Author

Martin Amis is the author of ten novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in London.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser." Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.

About the Author

Rebecca Wells, a Louisiana native, is an author, actor and playwright. She lives on an island near Seattle, Washington.

The Secret Life of Bees

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The Secret Life of Bees tells the story of Lily Owens, whose life has been shaped around the blurred memory of the afternoon her mother was killed. When Lily's fierce-hearted black "stand-in mother," Rosaleen, insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily decides to spring them both free. They escape to Tiburon, South Carolina--a town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters, Lily is introduced to their mesmerizing world of bees and honey, and the Black Madonna. This is a remarkable novel about divine female power, a story women will share and pass on to their daughters for years to come.

About the Author

Sue Monk Kidd is the author of two widely acclaimed memoirs, The Dance Of The Dissident Daughter and When The Heart Waits. Her fiction has appeared in several literary journals. Her second novel, The Mermaid Chair, is published by Review in March 2005. Sue Monk Kidd lives beside a salt marsh in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

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The story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendà family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.

About the Author

Gabriel García Márquez was born in 1927 in the town of Aracataca, Columbia.Latin America's preeminent man of letters, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.