It was last year that LuxeGetaways first introduced Bedside Reading to our readers, along with a great interview with the founder, Jane Ubell-Meyer. A lot has changed in our world since then, and like so many businesses re-evaluating how to best survive this pandemic, Bedside Reading continues to thrive by thinking outside the box. The programs bring authors together with their fans, and books to those readers looking for their next great read.


Readers can connect with these authors during these virtual book clubs. An exciting lineup has been announced, and Bedside Reading will continue to expand this offering while all of us are doing our part by staying home, and staying safe. This is accomplished while working with their network of partner hotels: The Conrad New York Downtown will host the authors on IGTV; and The Estates at Acqualina and The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows will host the authors live via Zoom.

See the full lineup here:


LuxeGetaways loves this option for our readers, and the many fans of Bedside Reading. We might not be able to enjoy personal travel where we can find great reads “bedside,” courtesy of Bedside Reading at their growing number of partner hotels and resorts, but they continue to find ways to get these books to you. They are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, so simply list your preferred books, and they will do their best to send you these books – all you pay is the shipping!

Check out the Bedside Reading Bookshelf:


1. Derik Cavignano: The Art of Dying: A Ray Hanley Crime Thriller

This is a crime thriller reminiscent of Silence of the Lambs and The Departed. When the bizarre death of a mob foot soldier sparks an escalating war between Boston’s Irish and Italian mafia, Detective Ray Hanley’s relentless search for the truth uncovers evidence of a serial killer obsessed with the art of human suffering. As the body count rises, Detective Hanley must navigate a minefield of crime families, dirty politicians, and crooked cops, while matching wits with a deranged serial killer. But temptation, betrayal, and death threaten to derail the investigation… and justice doesn’t come without a price.

2. Jo Giese: Never Sit If You Can Dance 

This is perfect for Mother’s Day. At a turbulent time in America, when personal connections are fleeting and shared values rare, award-winning journalist and author Jo Giese offers uplifting lessons in old-fashioned civility in her memoir, Never Sit If You Can Dance: Lessons from My Mother. The lessons are wisdom from a mother of the 20th century for a daughter in the 21st century.

3. Ora Nadrich: Live True

Look ahead to this book about spiritual wellness with June being wellness month. Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity vividly illustrates and breaks down the philosophy of Mindfulness, and what it means to live in the present moment; authentically. “Mindfulness and authenticity are inexorably linked. It keeps us honest,” writes Ora Nadrich in her timely, and much needed book on raising awareness and consciousness of who we are, and who we are not.

4. Jamie Mustard:The Iconist

Learn from one of the leading branding experts. The Iconist teaches the primal laws of BLOCKS™ that can help any art, product, service, idea, or offering STAND OUT and generate demand despite a world overloaded with content. As technology has made the human experience easier, it has also created an explosion of content, choice, products, and services that all ‘dilute’ us as individuals. We are competing with a constantly increasing level of noise for the limited attention spans of those we are trying to reach.

5. Kim Sakwa: The Prophecy 

This combines the best of fiction, romance and even time travel. Fierce and feared, 16th-century Highland laird Greylen MacGreggor has yet to meet his match—until Dr. Gwendolyn Reynolds falls through time and into his arms. Get spellbound by this time travel romance. The Prophecy will take you away from the stresses of today, and into a completely different world.