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In­spi­ra­tional reads for 2018.

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Eat Happy By Melissa Hem­s­ley, Pen­guin Ran­dom House, $55

One of the tough­est things you’ll face with these de­li­cious meal ideas is who gets the left­overs for lunch the next day. There are 120 flavour­some, healthy recipes to choose from.

Collins Field Guide to the New Zealand Seashore By Sally Car­son & Rod Mor­ris, $45

Fos­sick­ing in rock pools and peek­ing un­der rocks at the beach are al­most rites of pas­sage for chil­dren grow­ing up in New Zealand. Car­son and Mor­ris have cre­ated an il­lu­mi­nat­ing tool for peo­ple fas­ci­nated by our seashores.

Dare Not Linger By Nel­son Man­dela and Mandla Langa, MacMil­lan, $45

Draw­ing heav­ily on an un­fin­ished mem­oir Man­dela penned in the fi­nal years of his pres­i­dency, Dare Not Linger gives an in­cred­i­bly in­sight­ful ac­count into the five-year pres­i­dency of one of the world’s great­est hu­man rights cham­pi­ons.

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Liv­ing a Beau­ti­ful Life By Matilda Rice, Allen & Un­win, $40

Writ­ten in her chatty and ap­proach­able style, Rice of­fers a re­fresh­ing, pos­i­tive guide to life. From favourite recipes to work­outs and re­la­tion­ship ad­vice, this is a fun and in­spi­ra­tional read.

Mind­ful Drink­ing By Rosamund Dean, Ha­chette New Zealand, $35

Ever wo­ken up wor­ried about what you said at your work drinks last night? Felt frus­trated one glass turned into a whole bot­tle? We all know we should drink a bit less, but good in­ten­tions are hard to keep. A great read for those who have reached the tip­ping point.

Nikau Café By Kelda Hains, In­sert Pub­lisher, $60

Nikau Café has been de­light­ing Welling­to­ni­ans for more than 20 years. Thanks to the launch of Nikau Café, now ev­ery­one can ex­pe­ri­ence their el­e­gant flavours at home.

Air Born By J L Paw­ley, Steam Press, $20

Un­ex­plained back pain would nor­mally force most peo­ple to rest un­til it sub­sides. But not Tyler Owen. In­stead, he em­barks on his first solo sky­dive, where to ev­ery­one’s shock his wings emerge – wings that will si­mul­ta­ne­ously save and de­stroy his life.

Recharge By Julie Mon­tagu, Ha­chette New Zealand, $40

Mak­ing res­o­lu­tions are easy but stick­ing to them is hard. Mon­tagu shifts the fo­cus from the whole year to each month – with guid­ance tips and ad­vice – to help keep you on track and en­er­gised.

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