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The Best Books to Detox your Body and Mind with this January

Christmas has begun to feel like a distant memory and we’re all slowly but surely getting our let’s-get-back-to-work heads on. What better way to give yourself that last motivational kick you need, than to invest in a little healthy-living therapy to help you make those New Year’s resolutions come true! The Bookends team have decided that these are the only books you’ll need to detox your body and mind and get you January, and out the other side…


The surprising art of caring less and getting more

Are you stressed out, overbooked and underwhelmed by life? Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself? Then it’s time to stop giving a f**k.

This irreverent and practical book explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt – and give your f**ks instead to people and things that make you happy.

From family dramas to having a bikini body, the simple ‘NotSorry Method’ for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f**k and will free you to spend your time, energy and money on the things that really matter.

It seems that there are a whole lot of you out there who want to be giving fewer, better f**ks – join us in our f**k-free revolution!

Read an extract from the book that ran on the Guardian on January 1st here

And read The Pool’s take on why everybody needs a f**k budget here.

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k is available to buy now. 

January survival kit


Created with busy people in mind, Deliciously Ella Every Day features more than 100 easy, healthy plant-based recipes designed to fit into today’s hectic lifestyles. It hits shelves on Jan 21st!


Pre-order your copy of Deliciously Ella: Every day here.

THE GUT MAKEOVER by Jeannette Hyde

The Gut Makeover is based on revolutionary new science that reveals that the state of our gut is central to our weight and health. This is more than another fad diet. This is a lifestyle you’ll want to adopt for life! The four-week makeover plan is designed to change the way you think about your food, and to encourage you to focus on what’s good for your digestive system. Benefits include:

  • weight loss
  • transformation of your hair and skin
  • Strengthened immune system

Check out the official Facebook page here for first-hand experiences, recipe ideas and top-tips for Gut Makeover success!

You’ll find advice from author and nutritionist Jeannette Hyde on Instagram, Twitter and on her website.

The Gut Makeover is available to buy now.

Gut Makeover

A YEAR IN COLOUR illustrated by Amber Anderson

Start the New Year as you mean to go on with one of the biggest publishing trends to happen – ever!

Beautifully hand-drawn and small enough to take with you wherever you go, you’ll find a new illustration for each week of the year complete with a page for your creative doodles and flashes of inspiration, one week at a time.

Colouring has proven to be the perfect antidote to a busy life: it is sufficiently distracting that it allows you to simultaneously focus and switch off from the stresses of the day. And it’s surprisingly satisfying too! So, whether it is spring, summer, autumn or winter, Amber’s intricate and sophisticated drawings are all inspired by the natural world and are perfect to colour in and admire, providing a soothing and mindful experience for those in need of a creative stress-buster whatever the time of year.

 A Year in Colour is available to buy now, along with other books in The Little Book of Colouring series. 


A Year in Colour

MIND OVER FATTER by Anna Richardson

We couldn’t not mention presenter and journalist Anna Richardson’s three-step programme to long-term weight loss. Use her Free Online Hypnosis Sessions to teach your subconscious to see yourself slim; use her scientifically proven Seven Secrets of Slim to think yourself slim; follow Anna’s 14-day Healthy-Eating Plan, created from 60 delicious recipes, to eat yourself slim – and stay that way. This book is real and far more accessible than a lot of other books out there on the market.

Mind Over Fatter Cover

Mind Over Fatter is available to buy now.

THE SOUP CLEANSE by Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella

Get ready to rejuvenate, revitalise and reclaim your health – one bowl at a time!

Offering the ideal alternative to juicing diets, The Soup Cleanse gives you all the natural benefits of whole fruit and vegetables, but with less sugar and more fibre, making it a healthier, gentler and more sustainable way of eating.

Packed with more than 50 delicious recipes and easy-to-follow 1 day, 3 day and 5 day detox programmes, you’ll learn how to nourish and purify your body while flooding it with essential nutrients, as you sip your way through wholefood soups packed full of regenerative ingredients.

The word on the street is, souping is the new juicing! So watch this space…

The story behind The Soup Cleanse…

Inspired by cold-press juices, Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella founded their company Soupure to share the healing power of soups. Soupure develops and delivers nutrient-rich hot and chilled soups, tonics and waters, and soup cleanses that are delicious, satisfying, and endorsed by nutritionists.


The Soup Cleanse The Soup Cleanse is available to buy now. 

BETTER THAN BEFORE by Gretchen Rubin

Whether you want to eat more healthfully, stop checking devices, or finish a project, the invaluable ideas in Better Than Before will start you working on your own habits – even before you’ve finished the book.
Better Than Before
Better Than Before is available to buy now.


This accessible book provides readers with mindfulness-based techniques to reduce worry, anxiety, stress and panic attacks. Packed full of practical advice on how to quiet an anxious, racing mind.

Mindfulness for WorriersPre-order Mindfulness for Worriers here.

THE SIRT FOOD DIET by Aidan Goggins & Glen Matten

Switch on your body’s fat-burning powers, supercharge weight loss and help stave off disease with this easy-to-follow diet developed by the experts in nutritional medicine who proved the impact of Sirtfoods.

Sirt Food Diet The Sirt Food Diet is available to buy here. 

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