Easter Reads

11 April 2022

The long weekend is fast approaching, which means ample time for reading! We’ve compiled our ultimate Easter highlights: from an inspiring story of caring by the bestselling author Kate Mosse, to a beautifully illustrated history of the Church of England, to a radical book of essays accompanying the brand new Wellcome Collection exhibition.

Whatever your plans this bank holiday, we’ve got the best non-fiction to provide you with knowledge, inspiration and comfort. Join us on Twitter @profilebooks to tell us what you’re reading.

A People’s Church by Jeremy Morris

For those observing Easter and the end of Lent, try a A People’s Church. Weaving social, political, and religious history together with church music and architecture, this is a clear-eyed look at Anglican history through the ages.

An Extra Pair of Hands
by Kate Mosse


Not all of us can take time off this bank holiday – being a carer, for example, is a full-time role. This small but beautifully formed book from bestselling novelist Kate Mosse is a rallying cry for carers and the acts of love that hold families together.

The Nature Seed by Lucy Jones and Kenneth Greenway

Hoping to get outside with the kids over the long weekend? The Nature Seed is your must-have practical and philosophical guide to sharing the wonders of the natural world with your little ones.

Move by Caroline Williams

Did you know that walking can improve your cognitive skills? And that strengthening your muscular core reduces anxiety? Get up out of your office chair and get moving this bank holiday for a happier and healthier mind.

This Book is a Plant

Are you planning to see the new Wellcome Collection exhibition Rooted Beings over the long weekend? Get yourself a copy of This Book is a Plant, the exhibition’s accompanying book, and discover a radical new way of engaging with our natural world.

Recovery by Dr Gavin Francis


Unwell this Easter? Be kind to yourself and discover the lost art of convalescence with this pocket-sized book of hope and healing from GP Gavin Francis.

Liberalism and its Discontents by Francis Fukuyama

After a thought-provoking read? Time to get the punchy but concise Liberalism and its Discontents by the renowned political philosopher Francis Fukuyama.

Butler to the World by Oliver Bullough


Just because the banks shut for the weekend, does not mean the entire world goes on standstill. For those keen to engage with politics over Easter, take a read of the ever timely Butler to the World and discover how the UK took up its position at the elbow of the worst people on Earth: the oligarchs, kleptocrats and gangsters.

This is How Your Marriage Ends by Matthew Fray

If spending time with your other half over the holiday feels strained, this book is for you. A thoughtful, down-to-earth, contemporary guide, This is How Your Marriage Ends helps partners identify and address relationship-killing behaviour patterns in their own lives.