We are delighted to present our book selections in partnership with the Bedside Reading® program.

BEDSIDE READING on the download offers an array of six to eight curated downloadable complimentary DIGITAL eBooks and audiobooks. Genres (fiction, non-fiction, business, wellness, children’s and classics) from both major and indie publishers and authors are available. As a guest of Acqualina, you can download the digital books here.

Paperback and hardcover books are also available by contacting the Housekeeping Department so they may deliver your chosen books to your room. You are encouraged to take the books home as they are meant to be shared. Selections include:

Vanishing Girls:Read the USA Today bestselling thriller that “keeps the dramatic reveals coming” as Detective Josie Quinn desperately chases a killer hidden within her close-knit town before it’s too late and they claim another victim (Publishers Weekly).

The Birth Mother:
A young Chinese girl is “sold” to a wealthy family to raise money for her sick brother. The young girl, while in the care of her newly “adopted” family is brutalized by a visiting colleague of the patriarch of this family. The result is the birth of twin girls. The twin babies are immediately placed for adoption. An American couple adopts the girls, who grow up in Manhattan. Back in China, the “birth mother” blossoms into an intelligent young woman and falls in love with a young man she eventually discovers is more than he appears to be. As the birth mother’s adopted twin girls grow up on another continent, one of them becomes deathly ill. The lines of what is a family become blurred and eventually, tragedy brings the disjointed families together in unexpected ways. This is a story filled with love, pathos, tragedy, and triumph.

The Association:
National indie excellence awards 2019 finalist in the legal thriller category!
A young female attorney takes on a powerful homeowners association and uncovers fraud, mystery, and murder! Champaign, Georgia, Davis County: A young attorney and her husband have relocated to the small, idyllic town for his new job, and she’s on an extended hiatus after becoming exhausted and weary of her profession. Yet she knows she needs to get back in the legal game, even though it won’t be easy. Now discouraged and out of practice, she must start fresh, with new determination and new clients.

Grace in the Wings:
New York City, 1920. Grace Michelle has everything she wants: a home, a family, and a future career as a costume designer for famed showman Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.’s Ziegfeld Follies. Pretty good for a girl who once lived on the streets of New York City. But when her sister, Sophia, the star of the show, is murdered, Grace’s safe and protected life is shattered.

Vivid Vision:
Vivid Vision is a revolutionary tool that will help owners, CEOs, and senior managers create inspirational, detailed, and actionable three-year mission statements for their companies. In this easy-to-follow guide, Herold walks organization leaders through the simple steps to creating their own Vivid Vision, from brainstorming to sharing the ideas to using the document to drive progress in the years to come.

By focusing on mapping out how you see your company looking and feeling in every category of business, without getting bogged down by data and numbers, Vivid Vision creates a holistic road map to success that will get all of your teammates passionate about the big picture.

The Iconist:
Bill Taylor, co-founder of FAST COMPANY said about The Iconist, "Scarcity of attention is the defining challenge of our time." The Iconist will give anyone a simple mechanism to stand out no matter what you do and no matter how much competition for attention exists around it.

What makes this book different than other books about making things stand out and sticking?

It's a roadmap–where you can make something STAND OUT at will and with deliberation every time, rather than hope, chance, luck or years. The Iconist is a pop culture rocket ride masquerading as a business book... this book is for everyone. Readable, scientifically backed and entertaining to the core. It opens eyes to the world around them in a whole new way.

Why did you create this book? And if there is one takeaway what would it be?

As technology has helped information get into the world, we are all suffering from invisibility in the wake of it. Not only is it harder for us to stand out to the people we are trying to reach, our voices are internally feeling weakened or diluted and the mental, emotional and cultural effects are real. The Iconist is an opus for me as I came from abject poverty and neglect to graduate from the London School of Economics. Along the way I noticed the patterns of how to break through and that is what The Iconist is all about. 

Vision is a revolutionary tool that will help owners, CEOs, and senior managers create inspirational, detailed, and actionable three-year mission statements for their companies. In this