TOP 10: WHAT TO READ RIGHT NOW
Empowerment, sweat and lifestyle. The key ingredients for a powerful and inspiring reading list.
1. EVERYBODY YOGA by Jessamyn Stanley
Let go of fear. Get on the mat. Love your body. This book by Instagram phenomenon Jessamyn Stanley breaks stereotypes through a body positive approach. Beginners of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to go all in and find self confidence through movement and positivity. More advanced yogis can go back to basics with 50 asanas and 10 sequences to practice at home. It's not about what you do but how you feel. Pre-order online.
2. YOGA BODIES: REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES & THE POWER OF TRANSFORMATION by Jamie Baird
If you have a body, you can be a yogi. A visually stimulating book that shows the power of transformation, by journalist Lauren Lipton and photographer Jamie Baird (see some of her work here, for example) through portraits of 80 talented practitioners people of different ages and shape. Featuring Jessamyn Stanley, Taryn Toomey and Naomi Watts.
3. GOOP CLEAN BEAUTY by the editors of Goop
Top of the line tips and recs from the Goop team and their stellar network: detox recipes, workout plans, hair and makeup looks combined in one must-have guide. A book for healthy lifestyle, through food, sleep, sports, and clean beauty products, for glowing skin and beautiful hair. 100% inside and out! Foreword by Gwyneth Paltrow.
4. MATERIAL GIRL, MYSTICAL WORLD: THE NOW AGE GUIDE TO A HIGH-VIBE LIFE by Ruby Warrington
Material Girl, Mystical World is an exploration of the "now age" in which karma, rituals, global consciousness and power come together for dream fulfillment. Inspired by Ruby Warrington's personal experience, from her dream job as an influential fashion journalist to creating The Numinous, the high-style online magazine about spirituality for modern women, this book is an initiation to personal enlightenment for mind and body.
5. SURF SHACK: LAID-BACK LIVING BY THE WATER by Nina Freudenberger, Heather Summerville and Brittany Ambridge
Moving from New York City to Venice, Nina Freudenberger discovered that most of the people she met were surfing and living it as a lifestyle much more as just a simple sport. This project, dedicated to the homes of surfers in 18 cities, is an eclectic compilation of the cabins, bungalows, huts or trailers of those who live their adventures and dreams by the sea. An intimate look into their interiors: white minimal yet cosy environments, gardens…and boards galore. #surfporn
6. SHOE DOG: A MEMOIR BY THE CREATOR OF NIKE by Phil Knight
The inside story of Nike by its CEO and founder: Phil Knight. Shoe Dog is the story of the man who created one the most successful start-ups of the 20th century with only 50 dollars. The revolution of the Swoosh, the risks, the dreams, the athletes, the victories, the philosophy... And how to leave a mark on the world that would change the game forever.
7. STRONG IS THE NEW PRETTY by KATE T. BARKER
Across 175 photographs, Kate T. Parker captures the strength and spirit of girls being themselves and kicking ass, full of joy and self-confidence. This popular Instagram claim and hashtag is all about being authentic and true to yourself. Let's celebrate this legacy through our every day life and raise our girls through strength.
8. STRENGTHFINDER 2.0 by Tom Rath
Are you the best version of yourself? This new edition of a classic published in 2001 unveils an improved method to find your talents and develop them in order to be the best version of your true-self. The book comes with an action plan based on your 5 key talents, 50 ideas for action and an accompanying website.
9. THE FEMALE LEAD, A NEW BOOK ABOUT WOMEN FOR THE NEXT GENERATION by Edwina Dunn and photographed by Brigitte Lacombe.
The Female Lead, a book and online project, is a chance to get the next generation inspired. Author Edwina Dunn shares the visions and experiences of sixty strong role models and game changers to look up to, such as Christine Lagarde (managing Director of the IMF) Clare Smith (first female chef to hold a Michelin star), Lucy Bronze (footballer and 2015 world cup medallist), Reshma Saujani (founder and CEO of Girls Who Code), Meryl Streep, Michaela de Prince (dancer), Yeonmi Park (North Korean human rights activist). With portraits by legendary photographer Brigitte Lacombe this book shows women who shape the world.
10. SIGNS AND SEASONS: AN ASTROLOGY COOKBOOK by Monte Farber and Amy Zerner
What should you eat if you're a Scorpio? What should Aries cook for their friends? How to create a family dinner for a group of mixed astro signs? A unique book that will nourish your soul as well as your body. Signs and Seasons features seasonal recipes based on the idea that astrology influences the way we eat and that our path through the sun dictates the seasons which in turn dictate what flourishes. That's the circle of life! Astrologer Monte Farber and artist Amy Zerner worked along with chef John Okas, to conceive 85 tantalizing seasonal Mediterranean recipes that will fit your emotional aspirations. Perfect for astrology enthusiasts slash home cooks.
Watch the trailer for THE FEMALE LEAD, A NEW BOOK ABOUT WOMEN FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
by Edwina Dunn. Photos by Brigitte Lacombe.