What we're reading in 2020

In our last Journal entry we suggested some podcasts to listen to while relaxing in the bath. Now we’ve pulled together a list of our favourite reads for 2020. These books mirror our team’s values and interests—self-care, wellness, and living sustainability.

Pour yourself a warm bath, add a handful of Surf Soak, and delve into one of these inspiring books:

Books on keeping sane in 2020

  1. ‘Radically happy - a user’s guide to the mind’ $23

You may be totally over the phrase ‘mindfulness’ by now, but there’s still value to be found in its meaning. This guide to the mind incorporates Eastern and Western philosophy to present a path to radical happiness that will change your outlook. 

  1. ‘Everything is figureoutable’ $15.54

Marie Forleo’s voice is honest, relatable, and encouraging. Once you’ve reached the end of this book you’ll have a renewed sense of purpose, the ability to express yourself more clearly, and a brand new perspective. 

  1. ‘The more or less definitive guide to self-care’, $16.95

This guide to self-care exists to help you navigate the world. Full of tips, activities, and stories from self-care experts, this book makes every day a little better. Learn about the importance of asking for help, burning negative thoughts, and the importance of showing up for yourself.  

Books on self-confidence and self-love

  1. ‘The body is not an apology: The power of radical self-love’ $20.56

Let go of shame and embrace Taylor’s message of body empowerment. This essential book brings the message that self-sacrifice and self-flagellation keep us from our highest good.

  1. ‘The self-love experiment: fifteen principles for becoming more kind, compassionate, and accepting yourself’ $20.62

2020 is all about you! The self-love experiment states that regardless of your goals, it all comes down to self-love and accepting yourself first. 

  1. ‘Good vibes, good life: how self-love is the key to unlocking your greatness’ $18.64

If all else fails, try this book full of inspiring quotes and tried-and-tested wisdom. Use positivity to change the way you think, feel, speak, and act to create a life you love. 

Books on making your life more sustainable

  1. ‘Zero waste home’ $19.80

You might not be able to go as far as Johnson when it comes to creating a zero waste home, but she gives credible advice for how you can avoid plastics and make the way you live more sustainable. Being a mindful consumer has never been so easy!

  1. ‘Wild beauty’ $22.47

This book features 45 recipes on creating your own sustainable beauty products. It goes into important plant ingredients, the benefits of detoxing your regime, and gives tips for creating a cleaner self-care routine. 

  1. ‘Sustainability made simple: small changes for a big impact’ $26.00

This is the perfect introduction to sustainability and sustainable living. The book explores the relationship between everyday life and the intricate global environmental issues of today, including air and water pollution, deforestation, and climate change.