10 books on the list
Latest Recommendations First
Your Driver Is Waiting
Already obsessed with this book a few chapters in - it’s brilliant social satire but in such a unique voice - featuring an anti-hero who is a 30-something queer Tamil woman. @priya_guns writes with such a fresh, brilliant style (out on 28th Feb) @DoubledayUK – source
The Christmas Wish
the hilarious new festive Christmas romance from the bestselling author
A heartwarming holiday tale about Gwen Baker, a newly single lawyer hoping to find solace during Christmas festivities. But when she wakes up to discover it's Christmas day once more, she must navigate family arguments and a career in limbo while Dev, her boy-next-door crush, brightens her days. Can love mend her wounded heart in time for Christmas?
This brilliant woman has come out with a brilliant book! It’s technically Xmas season… – source
This captivating memoir shares the experiences of a family running a Chinese takeaway in rural Wales, from the difficulties of being seen as different by their local community to the joys of preparing traditional dishes together. With heartwarming anecdotes and honest reflections, readers are taken on a journey through the highs and lows of life in a takeaway, offering a unique glimpse into a culture and way of life that is often hidden.
Just finished @angela_hui book Takeaway about her life growing up in a Chinese takeaway in Wales and would highly recommend. Not just because it is brilliantly written, but because it offers a glimpse into a place that is firmly part of our society but which we know little about. – source
Isaac and the Egg
Isaac and the Egg is a heartfelt novel that explores the themes of grief, hope, friendship, and love. When grieving Isaac meets an unforgettable new friend on a bridge, his life changes forever. The story takes us on a journey of self-discovery as Isaac decides to take home something extraordinary he found in the woods at dawn. This wildly imaginative tale is a must-read for anyone looking for an honest and hopeful story about finding light in the darkest of times.
Happy publication week to @thebobpalmer - Isaac and the Egg is a brilliant book - I loved it and still think about it ❤️ – source
Discover a touching memoir of love, loss, and the search for identity. Follow the journey of a woman who, after losing her husband to brain cancer at the age of 35, seeks solace in the elements of fire, water, earth, and air. Explore her struggle to find a language that can truly capture her grief, and her quest to come to terms with her loss and rediscover herself. The Elements is a moving tale of pain, hope, and the power of transformation.
@KittyVine @GeorgieR30 I would suggest @Madame_George The Elements - one of the most beautiful books I have read on grief. There are a lot of grief books I can't read because it's just too painful, but this was comforting and lyrical beyond words. – source
Conversations on Love
"Conversations on Love" is a heartwarming celebration of all facets of love, through conversations with renowned figures such as Philippa Perry and Alain de Botton. This compelling book explores topics like vulnerability, parenthood, and the science of sex, and features insights on romance and friendship from a range of experts. Discover the psychology of being alone, the impact of loss, and learn how to manage unrealistic expectations with this essential read.
I haven’t read a non-fiction book this good in a long time, Conversations On Love by @Natashalunn is beautifully written and covers (exquisitely) the full gamut of love from beginnings to breakups, parenthood to friendships and more. I’ve underlined HEAVILY. It’s out on 15 July – source
Also recommended byJojo Moyes
The Mermaid of Black Conch
Incredible, incredible book ❤️ – source
You Are Not the Man You Are Supposed to Be
Into the Chaos of Modern Masculinity
@jayson_nunkoo @DrWillParry I’d recommend @MartinXRobinson book ‘You are not the man you are supposed to be’ for that – source
The Mind-blowing Science of Alcohol
Discover the definitive guide to alcohol and its impact on your health in this groundbreaking book! Scientist and author Professor David Nutt uses his 40 years of medical research and experience to explain the long- and short-term effects of drinking in a way that's easy for anyone to understand. He covers key topics like mental health, fertility, addiction, and responsible drinking. With Drink?, you'll gain the knowledge you need to make informed decisions about your consumption and understand the science behind alcohol's pleasure and pain.
Drink what you want, do what you want. But stop glorifying it when it has broken so many people. And for people wanting facts - read @ProfDavidNutt book on alcohol or this article about why alcohol is the most damaging drug out of 20 drugs studied: – source
Also recommended byTyler Cowen
Just Eat It
How intuitive eating can help you get your shit together around food
"Revolutionize the way you think about food and your body with this powerful anti-diet guide. Written by registered nutritionist Laura Thomas, PhD, this book offers simple and practical tools to help you break free from restrictive dieting and disordered eating. By following the intuitive eating method, you'll learn how to listen to your body's natural hunger and fullness cues and enjoy food on your own terms. With mindfulness techniques and insightful critiques of diet culture, Just Eat It will change the way you approach food and help you develop a more positive, guilt-free relationship with your body."
@AmberinHuq @TheFredaLee Ah no! I am so sorry to hear this - may I recommend @laurathomasphd podcasts and book - she really changed how I think about food and guilt – source