15 December 2020
Chosen by editor Calah Singleton, each of the books below would make a brilliant, thoughtful gift.
All books are available at your local bookshop or online via the links below.
THIS BOOK WILL MAKE YOU KINDER
Henry James Garrett
Utterly charming illustrations paired with the words of one of the most compassionate people around. Henry James Garrett is an absolute joy to read.
The Artist’s Way is a classic for a reason, and Souvenir has given it the shiny new look it deserves. The ultimate way to reconnect with your creativity and yourself after a difficult year.
The Artist’s Way Workbook is the perfect companion to The Artist’s Way. The exercises are inventive, thought-provoking and charming – they make you think, feel and get to work. I do at least a couple every week.
Could there be a more timely book? Rebecca Seal has written the essential guide to working from home. From tips for fighting loneliness to figuring out what meaningful work looks like for you, this book is helpful for life – not just lockdown.
SHE COMES FIRST
This is a thoughtful and thorough guide to women’s pleasure, and I know several people who swear by it. Buy a few for your friends to strategically leave around the house. This book has seen a surge this year, so perhaps 2020 hasn’t been a complete loss…
BUILD YOUR RUNNING BODY
Pete Magill, Thomas Schwartz & Melissa Breyer
As someone who is planning, as I do every year, to start running in January, reading this book has been immensely illuminating. It’s not just for serious runners! There are great tips for how to stretch, how to pace yourself, and even how to enjoy running more.
DICTIONARY OF OMENS AND SUPERSTITIONS
For the witchy ones in your life, or really just anyone who is curious about what it means when your tea is very bubbly. Packed full of history and folklore, this book is a true delight.
EVERYTHING ISN’T TERRIBLE
This book is practical and also Very Funny – it’s been a great help with managing my anxiety this year. It has exercises, examples, and general advice for how to navigate the more anxiety-inducing aspects of life. A must-have for anyone looking to approach 2021 with a bit more zen.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN MIDLIFE CRISIS
A choose-your-own-adventure book that had me laughing out loud. Polyamory, ayahuasca and Botox are notable features, but this book has something for everyone.
THE BOOK ON THE TABOO AGAINST KNOWING WHO YOU ARE