We are back in 2020 with a wide-ranging set of serious nonfiction and one classic novel. Read about them here, and to win a copy just head to our Facebook page or Instagram and let us know which one you’d most like to read and why.
The New York Times Top 10 book of the year No Visible Bruises sees journalist Rachel Louise Snyder interview men who have murdered their families, women who have nearly been murdered, and people who have grown up besieged by familial aggression, painting a vivid and nuanced picture of its reality. She talks to experts in violence prevention and law enforcement, revealing how domestic abuse has its roots in our education, economic, health, and justice systems, and how by tackling these origins we can render it preventable.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.
Read the book before you see the film based on Bryan’s incredible memoir.
What’s the one thing a parent can do to make the most difference in the long run? The research is clear: show up! Now Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson, the bestselling authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, explain what this means over the course of childhood. Based on the latest brain and attachment research, The Power of Showing Up shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations, and tips for all kinds of situations. Demonstrating that mistakes and missteps are repairable, this book is a powerful guide to cultivating your child’s healthy emotional landscape.
In Come As You Are, sex educator Dr Emily Nagoski revealed the true story behind female sexuality, uncovering the little-known science of what makes us tick and, more importantly, how and why. Now, in The Come As You Are Workbook, she offers practical tips and techniques that will help women to have the mind-blowing sex that they deserve (and that men have been having all along).
In The Obesity Code, Dr Jason Fung introduced the idea that obesity is caused by our hormones, specifically insulin, and offered practical, easy-to-follow advice on how to lose weight for good. Now, The Obesity Code Cookbook makes it easier than ever to follow his methods.
Our reissue of Bel Kaufman’s classic 1964 novel, Up The Down Staircase, timelessly depicts the shambolic joys and myriad frustrations of a young teacher. Up the Down Staircase stands as the seminal novel of a beleaguered public school system that is redeemed by teachers who love to teach and students who long to be recognised. It is poignant, devastating, laugh-out-loud funny, and — in our current moment of debate around the future of education — more relevant than ever.
Healthy As F*ck is a refreshing and gloriously unapologetic conversation about health, fitness, and habits. Award-winning trainer Oonagh Duncan cuts through the wellness clutter to drop some truth bombs: it might not be six-pack abs you’re looking for — it might be happiness, confidence, and acceptance. But if losing your belly is what you want, don’t let anyone — including yourself — stop you from going after it. And she’ll show you how to make it happen.
To win a copy of one of our new releases, head to our Facebook page or our Instagram. Entries close Friday 24 January.