Inspirational reads for 2018.
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.