As 2017 draws to a close, the new year offers an opportunity to start fresh — whether it be personally or professionally. Arm yourself with the best health and wellness books and start 2018 off on the right foot. Below are the most popular titles about mindfulness, cooking, wellness, and thriving in the workplace.
Browse our collection of the best health and wellness books to help you ring in the new year:
1. American Seafood: Heritage, Culture & Cookery from Sea to Shining Sea by Barton Seaver
This comprehensive catalog of US-caught seafood is the go-to source for home cooks, culinary students, professional chefs, or anyone interested in American food culture. Author Barton Seaver provides invaluable information about North American maritime history, fishing technology, the effect of imports, the biology of taste, and the evolution of seafood cuisine in this must-have volume.
2. One Year Wiser: A Graphic Guide to Mindful Living by Mike Medaglia
Illustrator and Zen Buddhist Mike Medaglia explores what mindfulness is and its benefits through this illustrated guide geared toward a younger audience. Readers will discover a simple truth: peace, contentment, and happiness are inside us already; all we need are the tools to access them. This title allows readers to harness the power of meditation, gratitude, and kindness in order to live a healthier, happier life.
3. Thank You For Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations by Thomas L. Friedman
Learn how the planet’s three largest forces — technology, globalization, and climate change — are accelerating all at once and how they are transforming five key realms: the workplace, politics, geopolitics, ethics, and community. This essential guide to the present and the future will change your viewpoint of the world and serve as a guide on how to write and think about this era of accelerations.
4. A Taste of Italy: 100 Traditional, Homestyle Recipes by Damiano Carrara
Chef Damiano Carrara brings his Italian roots to the dinner table with his new cookbook. Filled with recipes passed down in his family for generations, this is authentic Italian home-style cooking at its best. Learn to make delicious meals such as homemade pesto gnocci, pasta and bean soup, or panna cotta with fresh berries.
5. Make Elephants Fly: The Process of Radical Innovation by Steven S. Hoffman
Develop, test, and launch your impossibly big idea to success with this invaluable step-by-step guide. Drawing on examples from the hottest innovators in Silicon Valley, Steven S. Hoffman guides the reader through the same innovation methods and processes as these successful startups to become a leader in innovation.
6. The How Not to Die Cookbook: 100+ Recipes to Help Prevent and Reverse Disease by Michael Greger, M.D. and Gene Stone
From the physician behind the bestseller How Not to Die comes a comprehensive cookbook filled with over 120 delicious, life-saving recipes for plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages. Eat your way to a longer, healthier life with easy-to-prepare dishes such as Superfood Breakfast Bites, Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca, and Two-Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust.
7. When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink
Timing is everything. Bestselling author Daniel H. Pink unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing in order to flourish at work, at school, and at home. With cutting-edge research and data on timing, Pink compiles a readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
8. At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking by Nigella Lawson
Beloved cook Nigella Lawson is back with a collection of recipes that serve as a guide to home-cooked meals. Readers will turn to these pages again and again in an effort to bring the same warmth and love to their tables as Nigella brings to hers. The recipes featured are those that Nigella cooks for her own friends and family and enjoys at her home table.
9. Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica
In this companion to the groundbreaking book The Element, bestselling author Ken Robinson provides a practical guide for readers to find their own Element. Learn how to find out what your talents and passions are, what to do if you love something you're not good at or are good at something you don't love, what to do if you can't make a living from your Element, and how to help your children find their Element.
This post was written by Megan Habel, the marketing associate at BookPal. She is currently reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.