Read on for all the books you need this winter.
With us all spending so much time at home this year, and it’s more than likely this will continue to be the case for a little while longer whilst the tier system is in place – we all need something to occupy our minds. And we think getting lost in a good book is a perfect way to pass the time and spend a winter’s evening. Here’s our round-up of the best page-tuners to add to your reading list.
The England Coast Path: 1,000 Mini Adventures Around the World's Longest Coastal Path - Stephen Neale
Houseplants and nature go hand-in-hand, and this book is dedicated to the abundance of walking routes and outdoor adventures that can all be enjoyed from Blighty. With the popularity of staycations increasing, a quick flick through this will provide you with ample ideas for where to holiday and soak up all that the Great British countryside has to offer. It will make you realise just how many natural beauty spots the UK is home to.
Okay so not related to plants, but if you have an interest in spirituality and manifestation, or simply want to read some positive and empowering words to kickstart the new year in the best way – then this so worth a read. Inner Glimpse is Idil Ahmed’s second book following Manifest Now and the short chapters are full of affirmations, lessons and exercises that have all been created to help you ignite your true potential. It’s an inspiring read that will leave you feeling your best self – and isn’t that what we all deserve?!
This book tells the story of husband and wife, Isabella Tree and Charlie Burrell, as they embarked on the 'Knepp experiment' - a pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex. After realising their land was economically unsustainable, they decided to let nature take over, using free-roaming animals to create new habitats for wildlife. For those with a love of ecology and nature, this book is a hopeful story that will warm your heart.
Looking for the perfect ‘coffee table’ book to satisfy your love of interiors? This is it. Comprising of stunning imagery, plentiful home ideas and helpful tips on how to create both a practical and pretty space to live. We’d recommend this to anyone having recently moved into a new home and taking on a renovation project in the new year.
We don’t just love to keep plants within our home, we also love to eat them too (well certain types that is!) and BOSH! duo, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, are back with their fourth book that’s crammed with quick and easy vegan recipes. In fact, all meals in this book are designed to be made within 30 minutes – meaning more time to tend to your plant parenting duties!
Again, nothing to do with plants but there’s nothing like not being able to put down a good thriller – and this book delivers! Ruth and Adam are offered the chance to spend the summer house sitting in New York, however when a stranger appears on the doorstep one evening claiming to know the owners of the home, everything changes. This book is full of twists and turns and keeps you guessing right until the end. Plus, the creepy undertones and sinister ending make for a gripping page turner.