Monthly Recommended Reads & Book Reviews

Welcome to the Reading Corner! Every month we share a recommended book. 

Whether it's nutrition, fiction, mindfulness, relationships, psychology, gut health or a favourite self help or cook book - our recommended reads will be sure to be of interest. 

The Little Book of Self Care

by Suzy Reading

About The Book

In this beautiful little book, Suzy offers 30 self-care practices for the reader to choose from, depending on what they need. Chapters include practices for rest & relaxation, energy boosters, mind management, and emotional first aid.

Self-care is daily nourishment that gives us a fighting chance to minimise illness, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Central to the idea of self-care is the idea that taking care of yourself is not selfish and offers essential ways to stress-proof your body and mind.

Chapters include practices for:
- Rest & relaxation
- Energy boosters
- Mind management
- Emotional first aid


Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself

by Nedra Glover Tawwab

About The Book

End the struggle, speak up for what you need, and experience the freedom of being truly yourself.

Healthy boundaries. We all know we need them. But what does this really mean - and how can we successfully be assertive without offending others?

Licensed counsellor, sought-after relationship expert, and one of the most influential therapists on Instagram, Nedra Glover Tawwab, demystifies this complex topic.

In a relatable, inclusive tone, Set Boundaries, Find Peace offers simple-yet-powerful ways to set healthy boundaries.

Discover how to identify and express needs clearly and without apology - and unravel a root problem behind co-dependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more.


Clean Skin From Within

By Dr Trevor Cates

About The Book

Many people suffer from skin conditions -- acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis -- and seek conventional medical help, but don't get the results they hope for. 

What they don’t realize is how good their skin can be when they adopt a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. In Clean Skin from Within, Dr. Trevor Cates presents guidelines and recipes to transform your skin from the inside out.

She explains the “why” of what’s happening, and how you can remedy problems.

From there you’ll learn how to create nourishing foods to create a clean mind, clear skin, and healthy body. You’ll also be able to whip up all-natural cleansers, toners, exfoliants, and masks!

Within two weeks, both your skin and your whole being will be polished, perfect, and ready to glow.


Be Your Future Self Now

by Dr Benjamin Hardy

About The Book

In this practical book, Dr Hardy shows that when you look at your life through the lens of your Future Self you will learn how to create the incredible, beautiful life you want.

Discover how to become the best version of you and develop healthy habits and find inspiring new perspectives!

Noted psychologist Dr Benjamin Hardy, believes the person you imagine yourself to be in the future (when you reach your goals) is not only more important than your present self but can be your greatest guide if accessed effectively.

In Be Your Future Self Now, Dr Hardy reveals:
· how to connect with and create your Future Self
· how to expand Future You beyond what you imagine
· seven biggest threats to your Future Self
· seven most powerful truths about your Future Self
· seven steps to imagine, define and be your Future Self.


Thrive Energy Cookbook

by Brandon Brazier

About The Book

Thrive Energy Cookbook will have you quickly preparing nutrient-packed and delicious dishes. Packed with 150 plant-based, whole food recipes developed within the Thrive nutritional philosophy, the Thrive Energy Cookbook brings concepts that started the functional, plant-based nutrition revolution to life.

Recipes are all vegan and allergen-free (or with gluten-free options) to eliminate wheat, yeast, gluten, soy, refined sugar, and dairy from your diet. Easy-to-make and performance-enhancing, these chef-created recipes merge purpose driven functionality (every ingredient has a nutritional purpose) with mouth-watering appeal.

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious dishes from the alkaline-forming, plant protein-packed Vanilla-Almond-Mocha Motivator Smoothie to Roasted Red Pepper & Sweet Potato Soup, Thai Green Curry Rice Bowl, and desserts such as Raspberry Chocolate Pomegranate Tart - YUM!


Happy, Not Perfect

By Poppy Jamie

About The Book

Even before the pandemic brought on a crushing wave of stress, anxiety, isolation and financial struggle, there was a growing mental health crisis.

After piecing herself back together following chronic anxiety and burnout, Poppy Jamie has made it her life's mission to do something about this. Here, she shares actionable, science-backed solutions we can all use to rewire our daily thoughts and break damaging patterns.

Happy Not Perfect, sets out her 'Four-Step Flex Framework' that will enable readers to move through challenges with confidence and create a life aligned with their deepest values and aspirations.

Poppy's is an author who's been there and wants to equip us with the tools, knowledge and methods we can use to start building a brighter future.


Atomic Habits: Tiny Changes, Remarkable Results

By James Clear

About The Book

People think that to change your life, you need to think big. But renowned habits expert James Clear has another way.

He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions – just two push-ups a day, or waking up only five minutes early.

He calls them atomic habits.

This ground-breaking book reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into life-altering outcomes.

Along the way, he tells inspiring stories of Olympic gold medalists, leading CEOs and distinguished scientists who have used the science of tiny habits to stay productive, motivated, and happy.


Radiant: Recipes to Heal Your Skin from Within

By Hanna Sillitoe

About This Book

For more than 20 years, Hanna Sillitoe suffered from severe psoriasis, eczema and acne. They dominated her life and shattered her confidence.

When her doctor told her the only remaining treatment was chemotherapy, she started researching diet and skin, and ultimately changed her life, cutting out caffeine, alcohol, sugar, dairy and wheat, with dramatic results.

Now free from all skin complaints, Hanna is sharing her methods.

Uplifting and inspiring for those who have been searching for an answer to their skin woes, Hanna's programme is also suitable for people without specific complaints. A recipe for good health and clear skin, from the inside out.


Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before

By Dr Julie Smith

About The Book

Dr Julie Smith draws of years of experience as a clinical psychologist and shares all the tools you need to get through life's ups and downs.

This is a must-have handbook for optimising your mental health, filled with secrets from the therapy room. Dr Julie's simple but expert advice and powerful coping techniques will help you stay resilient whatever life throws at you.

Written in bite-sized entries, you can turn straight to the section you need depending on the challenge you're facing.

From managing anxiety, dealing with criticism or battling low mood, to building self-confidence, finding motivation or self forgiveness, this book tackles the everyday issues that affect us all and might just change your life.


Food For Life: The New Science of Eating Well

By Tim Spector

About the Author

Tim Spector is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London and honorary consultant physician at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals.

He is a multi-award-winning expert in personalised medicine and the gut microbiome, and the author of five books, including the bestsellers Spoon-Fed and The Diet Myth.

He appears regularly on TV, radio and podcasts around the world, and is one of the top 100 most cited scientists in the world.

He is co-founder of the personalised nutrition company ZOE and leads the world's biggest citizen science health project, the ZOE Health study. He was awarded an OBE in 2020 for his work fighting Covid-19.


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