Our top 9 books to read this spring

Our Liz Earle Wellbeing book club is a place to connect with others over the joy of the written word, whether that be a mouth-watering cookbook, a life-changing self-help guide,  or a gripping novel. These are the books we’ll be pouring over this season. If you feel inspired to add any to your reading list, let us know on Instagram with the hashtag #LEWbookclub.

Books for your bedside table

How to Break Up With Fast Fashion by Lauren Bravo (Headline Home)

Lauren Bravo is determined to help us end our toxic relationship with fast fashion, without having to sacrifice on style. This book will help you rediscover the wonders of your existing wardrobe, change your fashion mindset and embrace more sustainable ways of shopping (and swapping!).

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo (Bloomsbury)

This intimate portrait of the love, sex and interior lives of three very different American women reads like a novel. Yet its stories and words are actually true, with author Lisa Taddeo having journalistically followed the lives of her protagonists for eight years. The result is a powerful exposé of the beautiful, uncomfortable, conflicted and often painful world of female desire.

Books to start a new hobby

Knit How by Pom Pom magazine (Pom Pom Press)

Knit How is an introductory knitting guide, championing knitting, crotchet and craft as a contemporary and meaningful pastime. This friendly and easy-to-use book is the perfect introduction to the world of yarn. It contains patterns, alongside top tips to develop your skills along the way. You’ll be creating an array of wonderful pieces for your friends and loved ones in no time.

RHS The Gardener’s Botanical by Dr Ross Bayton (Octopus Publishing)

The RHS’s beautiful new book is invaluable for budding and experienced gardeners and botanists alike. It is packed full of more than 5,000 entries and 350 botanical illustrations. A great companion for selecting new plants to add to your garden, and for those who want to delve deeper into the wonders of botany.

Books for your wellbeing

The Korean Skincare Bible by Lilin Yang, Leah Ganse and Sara Jiménez (Octopus Publishing)

Korea is not only famous for its delicious cuisine (see page 72), but also known for its flawless beauty insights. This no-nonsense tome takes you through the power of cleansing and offers step-by-step morning and evening skincare routines to get your skin glowing. Expert advice designed to make you feel truly confident in your own skin.

Hormonal by Eleanor Morgan (Abacus)

Hormonal explores the relationship between women’s bodies, hormones and minds, while highlighting the often-frightening misinformation that surrounds it. Eleanor Morgan discusses everything hormonal, from contraception to PMS, in relation to anxiety, depression and taboos about the ‘hormonal woman’. A witty insight into how our bodies work, that strives to open up new conversations around female health.

Pain-less by Anne Welsh (SilverWood)

Anne Welsh’s memoir Pain-less explores the reality of living with chronic pain. As a sufferer of sickle cell disease, she’s had to face the mental anguish and struggles that come from living with an invisible illness. This memoir highlights the lows, but also the lessons she has learned along the way, discovering how life can still be wonderful despite its challenges.

Cookery books

One Pot Feeds All by Darina Allen (Kyle Books)

If you’re after a time-saver in 2020, then One Pot Feeds All is the book for you. Featuring over 100 simple and delicious recipes, Darina Allen ditches complicated techniques and piles of washing up, to save you precious time without sacrificing taste or health benefits.

Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman (Hardie Grant)

Brooklyn-based food writer Alison is being dubbed the ‘new Nigella’, and her second cookbook will get you excited about preparing delicious show stopping meals, without the fear of culinary stress. This collection of original recipes is unfussy and delicious.

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