Even with a plethora of great podcasts, inspiring instagram accounts and copious online resources for learning and inspiration, so readily available at the click of a mouse – it’s still nice to sit down with a physical book on our lunch break, or cosy up at home after work. Whether we’re reading for career advice, or simply to find that hit dish for your next dinner party; books can be a great way to not only up-skill, but also a great meditative time with yourself. They’re also a great way to reduce stress, expand knowledge, and improve memory.
We asked our founder Amanda McMillan, what the top 5 books on her reading list were this winter. Here’s what she’s reading:
by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander
If your morning routine isn’t working for you, maybe somebody else’s will? Interviewing sixty-four of today's most successful people, My Morning Routine runs through the basics of discovering our own unique morning routine – setting us up for productive day, full of success.
by Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan
Keep your houseplants happy! A beautiful book that takes you through the ins and outs of keeping houseplants – with tips and best advice to keep some of the most popular house (and office) plants alive. Both aesthetically and practically pleasing – plants are such a beautiful way to utilise your space, calm you down, and put more oxygen into the air. You’ll be the office green thumb in no time at all!
by Kate White
Ready to build your confidence? Want to know when co-workers keep distracting you? How about learning more about, and getting more intune with your strengths? Then this book is for you. The former editor-in-chief at Cosmopolitan takes us through her career advice, in nine guiding principles that will set any professional up for success.
by Priya Parker
A beautiful book that highlights a selection of customs from around the world that offer insight and inspiration on making our most basic human need come alive – gathering, and spending time with others. Highly recommended reading!
by Bronwyn Kan
A collection of recipes from the best whole food bloggers and entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand – giving us insightful connection between these people and the food that they make. The perfect inspiration if you’re feeling flat on weekday lunches. Yum!