After a few friendly recommendations an then a bit of a walk round Foyles New Year suggestions as well as a look at the classics I’ve come up with a few suggestions for some 2017 development reads… See what you think…
1. Leap Year: How to make big decisions, be more resilient and change your life for good by Helen Russell
Former Marie Claire editor now living in Denmark, spends a year trying to overhaul every area of her life and sharing the results with the reader
2. A Mindfullness Guide for the Frazzled by Ruby Wax
Known TV presenter and now distinguished academic Ruby Wax tells us how we can remain calm, healthy and happy in a hectic world. I saw her speak a few years ago at The School of Life, very engaging and entertaining.
3. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
This famous book will get you focusing on all the big stuff – I recently read this, having avoided it for years but he surprisingly is focused on people and their whole multi-faceted lives putting family first etc. An interesting read and of great practical use
4. We Should all Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Bestselling and prize winning writer’s book based on her Ted talk where she investigates what feminism means for modern women today
5. Thrive by Adrianna Huffington
In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritising the demands of a career and two daughters. Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.
6. Hurrah for Gin by Katie Kirbi
A book on parenting with no useful advice. Based on Katie’s blog, shares beautifully honest anecdotes and illustrations from the parenting frontline.
7. 50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus by Tom Butler-Bowdon
Why read them all when we can get someone to tell us which are the ones we really should read – this shortcut book receives four and half stars on amazon!
Perhaps there is something here you fancy. If you are local to Muswell Hill please join us for the monthly book group – give me a shout firstname.lastname@example.org and sign up to the blog to hear more about the books we have read so far, reviews etc
What do you like to read? What would you recommend?