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New Year, New You – 12 Books to Make This Your Best Year Yet

If, like many others, you’re making resolutions this New Year, there’s probably a book to help you. Whether your aim is to get healthy, learn a new skill, be more mindful or have a tidier house, we’ve pulled together a list of titles that may inspire you, whatever your resolution is…

xthe-bikini-body-28-day-healthy-eating-lifestyle-guide-jpg-pagespeed-ic-vwmz2wm-hFrom the incredibly popular Kayla Itsines, The Bikini Body is a book on body transformation. From the Instragram sensation, this is Kayla’s first healthy eating and lifestyle book, and a good one for those wanting to get healthy.

This book is billed as the book that ‘will finally help an ordinary bloke lose weight’ (without wearing the bandana). Great Aussie Bloke Slim Down by Peter Fitzsimons is filled with details about all the diets that have failed for him in the past and the one that finally worked.xthe-little-book-of-hygge_jpg_pagespeed_ic_ryvfvgd33m

If you haven’t heard of hygge, where have you’ve been? Pronounced ‘hoo-ga’, this is a Danish philosophy that roughly translates to ‘cosiness’. The Little Book of Hygge will explain a way of life that encourages us to be kind to ourselves – take some tips from one of the happiest countries on earth.

Maybe this is the year you decide to get your finances in order. Currently storming up the bestseller charts, The Barefoot Investor will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette … and you’ll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week.

xthe-4-hour-work-week_jpg_pagespeed_ic_kgr_yhhjd5Holidays are always nice, and definitely make you appreciate a life outside of work. If you’re not looking forward to returning to work, The 4-Hour Work Week may be for you, with reconstructing your life so it’s not all about work. From outsourcing tasks to virtual assistants to ‘mini-retirements’, this bestselling book will change the way you think.

From the bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert has given us a book which is a path of the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve been dreaming about. Big Magic is a unique look at creativity, showing us how easy it can be to incorporate into everyday life.

Step away from the Uber Eats app, and have a go at cooking up a storm. The wonderful Donna Hay shares all her favourite, tried and true recipes in Basics to Brilliance. Build your confidence in the kitchen with these recipes, and you’ll be whipping up gourmet feasts in no time.the-life-changing-magic-of-tidying

xthe-life-changing-magic-of-not-giving-a-f-ck_jpg_pagespeed_ic_i_-v2wwxi5Marie Kondo was one of the most talked about people this year, with her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying. This book will help you banish clutter, and have rooms tidy once and for all.

The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving A F*ck is on the other side of the spectrum, a humorous look at how to stop spending time you don’t have with people you don’t like doing things you don’t want to do. A mental decluttering that’s rather liberating!

A little book with a huge heart, Believe in Yourself and Do What You Love is full of insights and exercises that will help you discover more about yourself and what will make you happy. It will boost your self-belief, get you motivated and help connect you with a more creative and inspired version of yourself.

Stuck in a beauty rut? Never fear, Zoe Foster Blake is here to help with Amazinger Face. The former beauty director suggests makeup colours and brands for every occasion, practical skin care routines and products for every age, and step-by-step instructions for winged eyeliner, arresting red lips and much, much more…xlonely-planet-s-best-in-travel-2017_jpg_pagespeed_ic_w-mbabwjyw

Perhaps this is the year you finally take that trip you’ve always wanted to go on… look for inspiration from the travel experts in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017, with the hottest trends, destinations, journeys and all-round best travel experiences for the year ahead.


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