Sometimes there is nothing more peaceful than finding a cosy place to sit and read a good book, whether it be over your morning coffee or to wind down just before bed.
In case you happen to be doing more reading than usual recently and are looking for your next good book, we have put together a list of what the Imprint House staff have been reading over the past few months — and there's something for everyone. Come take a look.
This book has got the tools to help guide you. It explores why humans measure our worth by the things we own and why minimalism will not only help transform the spaces we live in but also enrich our lives. Sasaki goes into detail about his personal journey with minimalism and offers tips on how he changed his home and his lifestyle while practicing minimalism.
For the recovering creative —‘The Artist Way’ by Julia Cameron
This book was written with the aim to help people with their artistic recovery by applying techniques and exercises that help grow self confidence and guide people who are struggling to harness their own creative talents and skills.
For the designer - 'Still: The Slow Home' by Natalie Walton.
We might be a little bias on this one but our founder's beautiful book Still invites readers to take on the philosophy of the SLOW movement: Living Sustainable. Local. Organic. and Whole. Our homes are ideally a place to support and promote this philosophy, through everything from the materials we source in construction to how we fit-out and furnish them. This beautiful book explores the homes of twenty people from around the world – across four continents and thirteen countries – enlightening readers on why they should chose the SLOW path and how it can benefit heir lives.
The must read — ‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Hart.
A classic coming-of-age story following protagonist Theodore Decker after he survives a traumatic event in the Metropolitan Art Museum in New York. The book combines vivid characters and thrilling suspense in a sweeping story of loss, survival, love, identity and fate.
For the nature advocate — ‘The Hidden Life of Trees’ by Peter Wohlleben.
The International bestseller follows and reflects on Peter Wohlleben's discovery in the way in which trees are connected and have their own families and communities. They parent each other, live together, support eachother and warn one another of impending dangers. Wohlleben describes how his discoveries have informed his practices in forestry work and how we need to recognise and nurture our relationships with forests on order to support and create a sustainable environment.
For the fantasy lover — The Name of the Wind’ by Patrick Rothfuss.
It is the first part of an on-going trilogy that follows a magically gifted young man who grows to be the mist notorious wizard the world has ever seen.
To learn about Indigenous Australia — ‘Growing up Aboriginal’ by Anita Heiss
This book is a collection of childhood stories of family, country and belonging that showcases diverse voices, experiences and stories in order to answer one question - what is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? Anita Heiss creates a beautiful collection of stories that will enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal People in Australia today.
For the science fiction lover — 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley
If you haven't read it yet, now is the time. This novel is set in a futuristic world state inhabited by genetically modified humans with an intelligence based hierarchy. Throughout the novel there is the anticipation of scientific advancements in reproduction, psychological manipulation conditioning and more.
If you love historical fiction — 'The Tattooist of Auschwitz' by Heather Morris
A gripping and heartbreaking story following the life of Jewish man, Lale Sokolov who begins working as a Tatowierer in a concentration camp in 1912. This book follows human acts of bravery, compassion and risk. Pieced together over 3 years from the stories of Lale himself.
If you're interested in sustainable business — 'The Responsible Company'
by Yvon Chouinard & Vincent Stanley
This book takes a look at the history of the business Patagonia who has earned a reputation for it's environmental and social practices. The owners delve into a detailed description of how the company has successfully become responsible in hope to inspire other companies across the world.