On our bookshelf: October 2019

Reads to inform and inspire that we’ve got on our bookshelf this month.

Words Lara Wyatt

2040: A Handbook for the Regeneration

Damon Gameau, Macmillan Publishers New Zealand, $40

Based on the documentary 2040, which screens at the 2019 New Zealand Film Festival, Damon Gameau’s book provides practical information and recipes to encourage us to act and tackle the global climate crisis.

Balance: Food, Health and Happiness

Rachel Grunwell, Beatnik Publishing, $40

Perfect for uplifting your mind, body and soul, this book features interviews with 30 wellness experts from around the world. There are also tasty snack and smoothie recipes.

The Neuroscience of Mindfulness

Dr Stan Rodski, HarperCollins Publishers, $37

Showing the science behind mindfulness, Dr Stan Rodski explains the benefits of taking a mindful approach to life, for everything from alleviating stress to managing energy.

Less Stuff

Lindsay Miles, Hardie Grant Books, $25

Ready to tackle your clutter? This book is for you. It’s all about finding simple ways to lead a zero-waste and clutter-free life (see more page 72), and leaving any guilt behind.

The Meaning of Trees

Robert Vennell, HarperCollins Publishers, $55

Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s forests with this book that celebrates the plants of Aotearoa. You’ll learn about the stories of our native plants and the relationship humans have with them.

Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope

Mark Manson, HarperCollins Publishers, $35

Following the success of his book The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A F*ck, Mark Manson is back with a challenge to be more honest with ourselves and connected with the world, all with his usual mix of sound knowledge and humour.

Sugar Rebels: Pipe For Your Life

Nick Makrides, Hardie Grant Books, $37

Life’s all about balance right? Add a splash of colour to your life with this stunning book all about colourful baking, including Nick Makrides’ delicious recipes.

Carried Away: Bags Unpacked

Grace Lai and Auckland War Memorial Museum, Allen & Unwin, $40

Based on the exhibition of the same name at Auckland War Memorial Museum, you’ll learn all about the cultural and historical significance of handbags from around the world.

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