There is nothing quite as wonderful as receiving a real-life book. While our younger selves might have loved the newest editions of The Baby-Sitters Club or Sweet Valley High, once you reach your 20s and 30s, your taste in books changes. This year, you may have Emma Donoghue's The Wonder on your wish list if you're a lover of fiction. Or perhaps you're in the market for a nonfiction beauty or wellness tome, in which case, you have come to the right place. Whether you're an avid follower of Kayla Itsines's much-anticipated book or you've been eyeing up Joe Wicks's new Lean in 15: The Sustain Plan, we can reveal this year's hottest beauty and wellness books that should most definitely be on your reading list this World Book Day. Keep scrolling for the 9 books that made the Byrdie edit.
Joe Wicks's latest book is all about getting lean and then staying that way. This is by no means a fad diet—it's a lifestyle. With 100 easy and tasty recipes, plus a new HIIT workout, this book will help you be leaner for good.
Want to be strong not skinny? Of course you do, and personal trainer and vlogger Zanna Van Dijk shows you how. With 40 recipes and over 80 exercise ideas included in this book, you can follow Van Dijk into your fittest new year yet.
We keep hearing that 2017 is going to be the year natural beauty really takes off, so who better to look to for information than Imelda Burke, founder of natural beauty website Content? Melissa Hemsley (of Hemsley + Hemsley), Deliciously Ella and makeup artist Wendy Rowe are all fans.
Alice Liveing grew a huge following on Instagram by sharing pictures of her clean meals every day. This is her second book, a follow-up to The Body Bible, and she's going back to her roots by calling this Eat Well Every Day. It's full of quick, easy, healthy and nutritious meals even the busiest of us can pull together.
Lalonde's book, Bloom, is a guide to living your most stylish and happiest life. From work and beauty to home and travel, Lalonde has it all covered for you in this super-chic hardback.
Hygge (pronounce: hue-gah) has literally taken over the latter part of 2016, as we Brits look to the Danes for help with keeping happy throughout the bleaker months. Hygge means cosy, and it's the new lifestyle trend we're all embracing. Snap up this book, and in the meantime, read our beauty girl's guide to Hygge here.
Beauty columnist Sali Hughes has created a visual feast of a beauty book. Full of nostalgia, it looks back at over 200 of the most iconic beauty products from Nars Orgasm to Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder.
Kayla Itsines, who we dubbed the rock star of the fitness world, is releasing her first book to follow on the success of her downloadable Bikini Body Guides and her app. The book boasts over 200 healthy recipes and a 4-week workout plan including her signature 28-minute HIIT workouts.
YouTube stars Sam and Nic Chapman (better known as Pixiwoo) have collated their extensive beauty knowledge into this hardback. With advice, techniques, top tips and easy-to-follow guides, this is a must for any beauty enthusiast.