Top reads from experts for Black History Month

“We have to talk about liberating minds as well as liberating society”. Angela Davis February is Black History Month, so I turn to some of the formidable organisations and personalities who know these works of fiction and nonfiction best. The daughter of a librarian, Janet Webster Jones began Source Booksellers in Detroit, Michigan, and isContinue reading “Top reads from experts for Black History Month”

Book Club: The State of Affairs by Esther Perel

Fantastic hosting the sixth How To Be…IG Live Book Club with life coach Jessica Elizabeth, where we discussed psychotherapist Esther Perel’s controversial book The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of five, described as “challenging, and grounded in experience as well as science”. PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Top five bestselling Thich Nhat Hanh books

Thich Nhat Hanh was a Vietnamese Zen master, who died at the age of 95 on January 22, 2022. The Buddhist monk and peace activist is the author of several bestsellers, and during the Vietnam War, Nhat Hanh was the chairman of the Vietnamese Peace delegations. Before his death, he was the head of PlumContinue reading “Top five bestselling Thich Nhat Hanh books”

What are the best books on civil disobedience?

We’re back with our second season this week, and in the full swing of tackling tricky subjects. Political dissent has a long and vibrant history accross the globe, and there are tons of great books about protesting, picketing, and raising your voice against injustices — and they’ll not only inspire you, they’ll help you putContinue reading “What are the best books on civil disobedience?”

Book Club: The Unexpected Joy of Being Single by Catherine Gray

📚 Had a lovely time at the How To Be…IG Live Book Club with Simone from @idealistatheart, where we discussed Catherine Gray’s book The Unexpected Joy of Being Single. ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/2 out of five, described as “Best book of 2021” for the guest! PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

New nonfiction books to read from the Spring Penguin collection

This Spring, Penguin Random House brings to you the most anticipated releases coming out this year! From taking a careful look into racial violence and consciousness to scrutinising body politics, get ahead of the line with some of these recommendations! Penguin General 📚 Intact: A Defence of the Unmodified Body – Clare Chambers 📚 Reality+:Continue reading “New nonfiction books to read from the Spring Penguin collection”

Book Club: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Really enjoyed hosting the fourth How To Be…IG Live Book Club with Koletta from @bookscoffeechampagne, where we discussed Mark Manson’s notable book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. ⭐⭐⭐1/2 out of five! PS. I do not receive commission for reviewing books and talks.

Best self-help, memoirs, and nonfiction books to keep an eye out for in 2022

2022 is set to be an incredible year for non-fiction self-help and memoirs, exploring how we can address global issues while finding hope in our own personal lives, these books are smart, readable conversation starters. Check out some of these new and well known names: 📚 Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by DrContinue reading “Best self-help, memoirs, and nonfiction books to keep an eye out for in 2022”

Book recommendations for New Year’s resolutions

The new year often offers a clean slate for picking up a good habit, letting go of a bad one, improving an existing skill, or learning a new one. New Year’s resolutions or picking a word of the year on which to set your intentions are a great way to move in the direction youContinue reading “Book recommendations for New Year’s resolutions”

Which books should you read by Joan Didion?

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Joan Didion in The White Album Iconic American author and commentator Joan Didion passed away this week aged 87 after living with Parkinson’s Disease, according to her publisher Knopf. The esteemed writer was best known for highlighting the realities of counterculture, often concentrating on the subtext ofContinue reading “Which books should you read by Joan Didion?”