9 Inspiring Books To Start 2019 Off On The Right Foot

It’s always important to start the new year with a positive attitude and a focused mind. To give you the right dose of inspiration, we collated the ultimate list of books to will help you achieve any of your New Year’s resolutions or just maintain a happier, healthier mindset…

1. For foodies: Simple by Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi’s award-winning recipes are always a celebration and an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. Now discover 130 brand-new dishes containing all the inventive elements and flavour combinations Ottolenghi is loved for – but with minimal hassle for maximum joy. It’s the perfect book for anyone whose New Year’s Resolution was to up their dinner-game.

2. For the career-minded: Little Me Big Business by Nadia Finer

Big plans for your career this year? Then you should definitely invest in Little Me Big Business, the book providing you with advice on how to overcome fears, upscale your business and stay focused. Business coach Nadia Finer reveals how you can effectively work from the comfort of your sofa and create a business that fits your lifestyle in five simple steps…

3. For literature lovers: American Classics Collection (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Nathaniel Hawthorne)

Whether you are intrigued by the glamour of upper class New York, passionate about the history of Puritan New England or want to learn more about the hard times of late nineteenth-century Mississippi, you’ll find all the answers in this collection of classic American novels. This is the set to invest in if you aim to broaden your cultural horizons this 2019.

4. For the child at heart: How to Adult by Stephen Wildish

Navigating through the confusing landscape of the real world can be hard, so Stephen Wildish has put together the ultimate book that will teach you how to adult. So whatever grown-up problem you might be facing, this read should provide a useful answer… 

5. For restless minds: World of flowers by Johanna Basford

An abundance of fascinating florals awaits in this gorgeous colouring book from Johanna Basford, filled with countless new blooms and blossoms. Colouring in the floating gardens of South African water poppies or delicate Japanese Cosmos will bring you moments of mindfulness and an escape from reality whenever you need it.

6. For the hopeless romantic: The Jane Austen Collection

The electrically-charged chemistry of Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy or the simmering romance of Emma Woodhouse and Mr Knightley: no one writes about love and relationships like the incomparable Jane Austen. This beautifully designed, limited-edition box set of all of her classic romantic novels will make even the greyest of winter days feel romantic.

7. For the daydreamer: The power of crystal healing by Emma Lucy Knowles

This beautiful, modern crystal bible features over 100 crystals to raise your vibrations. Cleanse your mind, body and spirit, heal your home, charge your creativity, achieve your career goals, improve your relationships or simply bring greater wellbeing and more positivity into your every day with this ultimate guide. 

8. For the thrill-seeker: The Rumour by Lesley Kara

Looking for a thrill to make January more exciting? Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living in the sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea under a new identity. So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them and how dangerous can one rumour become? Read the book if you want to find out… 

9. For aspiring poets: Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Twist

James Anthony has done something boldly different to Shakespeare’s famous verses: he has rewritten the whole series of poems as sonnets using modern language, while retaining the rhythm and rhyme patterns that give them such power. This is a stunning collection of beautiful love poems, made for a modern audience.