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5 water themed books to go with your spa day

A day at Bota Bota is a day to treat yourself. It’s a great opportunity to recharge your batteries, to put stress aside and to be lulled by the waves of the St. Lawrence. There is nothing quite like a massage followed by a dip in the water circuit to forget your everyday life worries. You will surely agree with our regulars who often confide that what makes them switch off the most is that Bota Bota is surrounded by water. Whether you decide to rest near the baths after a swim or to lounge on an armchair overlooking the river, water is always an all-encompassing part of the Bota Bota experience.

With this in mind, we decided to put together a selection of good reads related to water. Enjoy your relaxation and happy reading!

1. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea : The classic
If you want to tackle a French literature masterpiece, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is the read for you. In this book, you will be able to follow Captain Nemo and his submarine, the Nautilus. An epic tale that was once extraordinary is now, more than a hundred years later, quite common. Choose this book if you like well-crafted descriptions and want to experience the marine world like you’ve never experienced it before.

2. Life of Pi: The Spiritual
For all the fantasy novel lovers, Life of Pi is a good companion for a relaxing afternoon. In this very popular novel, we follow the journey of a young Indian man who crosses the ocean with a Bengal tiger for 227 days following a terrible shipwreck. The story explores the meaning of life and its spirituality.

3. Coeur de Slush: The light read
Reconnect with your teenage heart and immerse yourself in this light romance that is blue raspberry slush flavoured. In this read, we follow Billie, a teenager who naively discovers love between her job at the water slides and a round trip to the convenience store.

4. The Old Man and the Sea: The short read
This story is about the struggle of an old Cuban fisherman against a huge marlin off the Gulf Stream. This novel remains Ernest Hemingway’s best known of the work and can very well be read in one day with its less than 200 pages.

5. Lydiane autour du Monde: The discovery
If you want to make great discoveries from coast to coast, Lydiane autour du Monde is the book for you. The adventuress shares with us her travels all while makes us want to buy a different plane ticket after each chapter. This book can be read in several sittings, perfect for small moments of relaxation between baths.