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Book Club | Embrace The Change

Embrace The Change

Sian Pilkington

Sian Pilkington



September is undoubtedly the month of change, so we’ve reviewed a handful of books that fit the theme, from changing your hair, to living in a new city. Here’s what we’re reading this month.


Book Club



Eat to Sleep

Did you know that what you eat (and when you eat it) can make all the difference if you struggle to get a good night’s sleep? Eat to Sleep is packed with 80 delicious recipes and essential advice that will help you nod off through easy suppers, snacks and bedtime drinks all bursting with sleep promoting ingredients. There are delicious light dinners like ‘Warm Roasted Kale, Pear and Sweet Potato Salad’, as well as comforting filling meals like ‘Creamy Mushroom and Butterbean Gratin’ – and even healthy sweet treats such as ‘Greek honey roasted figs’.


Places I Stopped On The Way Home

In Places I Stopped on the Way Home, Meg Fee describes the bittersweet turbulence of finding your way in a big city. Here she plots a decade of her life in New York City – from falling in love at the Lincoln Center to escaping the roommate (and bedbugs) from hell on Thompson Street, chasing false promises on 66th Street and the wrong men everywhere, and finding true friendships over glasses of wine in Harlem and Greenwich Village. Weaving together her joys and sorrows, expectations and uncertainties, aspirations and realities, the result is an exhilarating collection of essays about love and friendship, failure and suffering, and above all hope. Join Meg on her journey, as she cuts the difficult path to finding herself and finding home.


Joyful: The Surprising Power Of Ordinary Things To Create Extraordinary Happiness

Cherry blossoms and balloons, rainbows and sweeping natural landscapes: why do some colours, shapes, textures, patterns, seem to create universal joy? For eight years Ingrid Fetell Lee studied the latest research in psychology and neuroscience and travelled the globe in order to understand these ‘aesthetics of joy’. In her new book, Joyful, she takes us on an enthralling journey from Japanese cherry orchards to le Palais Bulles ‘the Bubble Palace’ in the South of France; from the Icelandic Elf School to New York schools that cut their truancy rate thanks to an artfully applied splash of paint. Using dozens of practical examples Ingrid shows how we can all learn to capture their power.


Letters To Change The World

In an era where the liberties we often take for granted are under threat, Letters To Change the World is a collection of politically and socially inspiring letters offering reminders from history that standing up for and voicing our beliefs is not merely a crucial right but a duty if we want to change the world. The collection includes George Orwell’s warning on totalitarianism, Martin Luther King’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail’, Albert Camus on the reasons to fight a war, Bertrand Russell on peace, Emmeline Pankhurst rallying her suffragettes, Nelson Mandela’s letter to his children from prison and Time’s Up on the abuse of power. If many are penned by major figures from the world stage, also included are extraordinary letters by ordinary citizens caught up in the stream of history in their pursuit of what’s right.


Great Hair Days & How To Have Them

We all know the power of good hair when it comes to self-confidence, and Luke Hersheson (the go-to guy for cool hair) will show you how to effortlessly achieve the hair of your life at home. Great Hair Days & How To Have Them is the ultimate you-can-do-it-too hair book, providing readers with straight-talking advice, expert styling secrets and hair dos and don’ts – from the man those in the know regard as one of the best in the business.

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