Feel-good sum­mer reads

Dive into one of these top books, whether for ad­vice, in­spi­ra­tion or ideas on new projects to un­der­take

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Our pick of the sea­son’s best books – whether you’re search­ing for ad­vice, in­spi­ra­tion or fresh ideas for new projects to un­der­take

Mod­ern Baker by Melissa Sharp with Lind­say Stark (Ebury, £25) Learn to make breads, cakes and pas­tries that are packed with nu­tri­tional value and free from wheat and pro­cessed su­gar. Ox­ford bak­ery owner Sharp’s recipes are all sur­pris­ingly achiev­able (and to­tally mouth­wa­ter­ing).

Skin by Liz Earle (Orion Spring, £25) It’s time to fol­low beauty ex­pert Liz Earle’s six-week man­ual for healthy skin, which fea­tures tips for ev­ery­thing from cleans­ing to ex­fo­li­a­tion, along with recipes for nour­ish­ing healthy skin from the in­side out. It works for her!

Rest by Alex Soo­jung-kim Pang (Pen­guin Life, £12.99) Whether it’s a nap, a walk, bet­ter sleep, or sim­ply know­ing when to stop for the day, this Sil­i­con Val­ley con­sul­tant sees rest as a means to be­ing more cre­ative, pro­duc­tive and ful­filled.

The Telom­ere Ef­fect by El­iz­a­beth Black­burn and Elissa Epel (Orion Spring, £14.99) Telom­eres – the pro­tec­tive tips at the end of our chro­mo­somes – af­fect longevity and dis­ease re­sis­tance. This book ex­plains how life­style changes can pos­i­tively im­pact your health.

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Su­nim (Pen­guin Life, £9.99) Zen med­i­ta­tion teacher Su­nim of­fers this il­lus­trated mind­ful­ness man­ual for mod­ern- day life, with ad­vice on ev­ery­thing from get­ting enough rest to han­dling set­backs.

One Part Plant by Jes­sica Mur­nane (Harper Wave, £11.89) Far from a fad diet cook­book, the cur­rent big hit on the food scene pro­vides fruit and veg­etable-based recipes only – the idea be­ing that one plant-based meal a day equals bet­ter health. No di­et­ing in­volved, just good food.

Dis­cov­er­ing The Mean­ing of Flow­ers by Shane Con­nolly (Clearview Books, £20) Renowned florist Shane Con­nolly in­tro­duces the his­tor­i­cal mean­ings as­so­ci­ated with plants and flow­ers, so that you can be sure that the bou­quet you buy is send­ing the right mes­sage.

Spark Joy: An Il­lus­trated Guide to the Ja­panese Art of Tidy­ing by Marie Kondo ( Ver­mil­ion, £10.99) Kondo’s first book, The Life- Chang­ing Magic of Tidy­ing, de­tails her step-by-step method. Now, that ad­vice comes with charm­ing draw­ings.

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing by Richard Reed (Canon­gate, £16.99) Be­lieve in the im­por­tance of good ad­vice? So does Reed, co-founder of In­no­cent Drinks. He’s asked ev­ery­one from philoso­pher Alain de Bot­ton to artist Ma­rina Abramovic for tips.

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