10 Books You Need to Read This Year

If, like us, your New Year’s Resolution was to read more, and (also like us) it’s not going as well as you’d hoped, then we’re here to help you out. We’ve got a list of 10 books that are guaranteed to have you reading on your way to work, your way home and have you turning the pages until you can’t keep your eyes open a second longer.

1. A book to tell everyone about.

“she was a rose in the hands of those who had no intention of keeping her”

2. A book to help you plan your next adventure.

“Where in the world is the best place to be today, tomorrow or for your next birthday?”

3. A book that will have you gripped. 

“She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks, her grave marked with a cairn. Not more than a little pile of stones, really.”

4. A book to read before you see the film.


“A mysterious island.

 An abandoned orphanage.

 A strange collection of very curious photographs.


5. A book that will make you want to go shopping, like, immediately. 

“Photographer, art director and fashion enthusiast Giuseppe Santamaria takes us to the streets of six incredible cities to showcase the unique and stylish men and women that inhabit these towns.”

6. A book to make you cry. 

“The last thing he sees is a leather glove, a face under a helmet, the shock in the man’s eyes mirroring his own. There is an explosion as everything fragments. And then there is nothing.”

7. A book everyone will be talking about. 

“As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”

8. A book to make you smarter.

” Because science shows us how to better understand the world, but it also reveals to us just how vast is the extent of what is still not known.”

9. A book to change the way you think (apparently). 

“Have you ever tidied madly, only to find that all too soon your home or workspace is cluttered again? If so, let me share with you the secret of success.”

10. A book to keep you guessing. 

“A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret.”

For all these and more of our reading recommendations, go to our ‘Must Reads 2016’ board here.

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