Did you see our last Better Reading BE segment? If not, watch it here…
There are so many great self-help books out there, but we decided to focus on a few that made us feel better, in different ways.
Jane shared how she’s dreaming of travelling again, so she spent some time reading Around Australia at 80ks by Meredith Schofield. Everything passes, even pandemics, and soon we’ll
be travelling. In the meantime, we can dream of travel. And books like these help. Around Australia at 80ks follows Mez, Sean, their rescue pup, Bandit, and their beloved yellow kombi, Etta, on an epic road trip around Australia. It is the holiday we allneed right now.
Jane has also been aiming to feel Ten Times Happier... well reading it anyway.
Modern life is a minefield for stress. Whether it’s juggling work, relationships or money, we often get stuck mindlessly obsessing about all the wrong things, not knowing what to let go of. This is an effective book that will certainly make you at least a bit happier.
In our BE segment, Cheryl mentioned how baking has helped her during lockdown. Her go-to book has been Crust, which contains more than 300 recipes from expert and artisan bakers, covering breads, croissants, flatbreads, pizzas, and pies – foods that demand the perfect crunch!
And of course, both Cheryl and Jane loved our BE book of the month, The Luminous Solution by Charlotte Wood – an inspiring work about creativity and resilience from the multi-award-winning author of The Weekend.
In this essential work, Charlotte shares the insights and experience she has gained over decades of paying close attention to her own mind, to the world around her and to the way she and others work. She writes about inspiration and hard work, how to pursue truth in art and life, and how to find courage during the difficult times – how to face down what we fear and how to keep going when things seem hopeless. We loved it! Read our review here.