Best books in January 2023: recommendations

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Gif of best books in January 2023

From nature to nurture, we’ve had books covering a whole range of subjects in January. Here are some of this month’s bestsellers and brand new releases. Happy reading!

📖 Books read in January: 23

📚 Rewild Yourself: 23 Spellbinding Ways to Make Nature More Visible by Simon Barnes (2018)

For those readers who want to get closer to the nature all around them and bring it back into focus within their lives, this book is the ideal companion.

📚 Bloodbath Nation by Paul Auster (2023)

An intimate and astonishing rumination on gun violence in America from one of the greatest living writers Paul Auster.

📚 An Immense World by Ed Yong (2022)

A revelatory tour of the animal kingdom through the sensory properties of a wide variety of creatures.

📚 The Bandit Queens: A Novel by Parini Shroff (2023)

A radically feel-good story about the murder of no-good husbands by a cast of unsinkable women.

📚 Awe: The New Science of Everyday Wonder and How It Can Transform Your Life by Dacher Keltner (2023)

Awe allows us to collaborate with others, open our minds to wonder, and see the deep patterns of life.

📚 Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us by Rachel Aviv (2022)

A profoundly intelligent attempt to understand the conflicting stories we tell about psychological distress.

📚 Scoops: The BBC’s Most Shocking Interviews from Prince Andrew to Steven Seagal by Sam McAlister (2022)

The Newsnight booker responsible for securing iconic interviews with Prince Andrew, Julian Assange and many others tells her remarkable story.

Keep an eye out for season 3 of the How To Be…Books Podcast as more amazing guests are due. In the meantime, remember to check out topics we’ve covered above from 1,001 Voices on Climate Change author Devi Lockwood to Gary Younge on his book Who We Are and political identity.

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Published by suswatibasu

Suswati Basu is a writer, journalist, producer and feminist activist residing in London. She has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the F-Word blogs, and has worked for various media outlets such as the BBC, Channel 4 and for ITV News/ITN. She currently works as a senior intelligence expert.

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