Books

Some of our favourite books, from recipes to fiction, biographies and more – we’ll add to this page every month with our latest recommended reads.

Overwhelmed

Overwhelmed is a brilliant book that maps the individual, historical, biological and societal stresses that have ripped working mothers' and fathers' leisure to shreds, and asks how it might be possible for us to put the pieces back together.

Teach us to Sit Still

Author Tim Parks confronts hard truths about the relationship between the mind and the body and the hectic modern world we live in.

Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook draws on her own work experience and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.

Thrive, by Arianna Huffington

A deeply personal book that talks through the challenges of managing time and prioritising the demands of a career and children.

Jerusalem

A kitchen shelf must have/go to recipe book for fragrant, comforting dishes that can easily feed a crowd.

Fresh India: 130 Quick, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day

Packed with flavour, the recipes are an authentic and colourful celebration of vegetarian Indian cuisine and could convert even the most sceptical of carnivores.

Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine & beyond

If anyone is going to get you out of your comfort zone and cooking with flavour combinations that are new to you, it’s author Olia Hercules.

Acquacotta: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany’s Secret Silver Coast

The kind of book we like to take to bed and read like a novel.

Ducksoup Cookbook: The Wisdom of Simple Cooking

Incredibly simple recipes that let quality seasonal ingredients shine without fuss or frippery.

Yoga for Life: A Journey to Inner Peace and Freedom

A great book that mixes an interesting biography with practical yoga sessions.

Yoga Girl

The book by the one and only Insta-famous @yoga_girl.