Despite the latest Covid related supply and staffing challenges we here at Books N Gifts have todate fared pretty well. Yes current supply has probably slowed down a little but we are hoping that this is attributable to the normal Christmas & New Year Holiday period.
Whilst we await a large supply of fantastic January book releases we have this week received some fantastic new releases.
Here are just some of the great new book releases that have arrived in store this week:
The Last Beekeeper
Pakistan, 1974: The secret-wreathed trees of Harikaya have always called to Hassan. He knows if he doesn?t find the last beekeeper and salvage a precious jar of his mythical black honey before the floods come, his mother will lose her sight.
But then he wins a scholarship to study with the state governor in Karachi amidst a brewing storm of political turmoil and simmering espionage.
His entire world is turned upside down when he meets Maryam, the governor?s niece visiting from London.
All the while the fate of his mother and his promise to the bees calls him back to the forest, and so he must decide: Maryam or the beekeeper, England or Pakistan, his head or his heart.
One of the most exciting debuts of 2021, this is a lyrical historical novel of family, friendship, and self-discovery exploring the power of choice in a changing world and love in communion with nature. Perfect for fans of Christy Lefteri, Yann Martel, and Monique Roffey.
The Replacement Wife
Elisa Wright is a mom and wife, living a nice, quiet life in a nice, quiet town. She?s also convinced her brother-in-law is a murderer. Josh has one dead wife and one missing fianc?e, and though he grieved for them he starts dating someone new. Elisa fears for that woman?s safety, and she desperately wants to know what happened to her friend, Josh?s missing fianc?e.
Searching for clues means investigating her own family. And she doesn?t like what she finds. A laptop filled with incriminating information. Other women.
But when Elisa becomes friends with Josh?s new girlfriend and starts to question things she thinks are true, Elisa wonders if the memories of a horrible incident a year ago have finally pushed her over the edge and Josh is really innocent. With so much at stake, Elisa fights off panic attacks and a strange illness. Is it a breakdown or something more The race is on to get to the truth before another disappearance because there?s a killer in the family...or is there
She and I
Keeley and Jude are closer than blood. Inseparable since childhood, they share everything- clothes, secrets, booze and blame. So when they wake up after a new year's party to find Keeley's boyfriend stabbed to death beside them, they agree to share something else- the story they'll tell the police.
But who is that story really meant to protect? Is Jude risking her bright future to protect her friend? Is there more to sharp-eyed Keeley than she lets on? Or are they conspiring to let Keeley's brother get away with the drugs he's been selling in their small town?
As the murder investigation sends ripples through their community, the history of the girls' claustrophobic relationship comes under scrutiny and they start to realise they might not, always, have shared as much as they thought.
Can their friendship survive sharing everything?
Life Admin Hacks
Mia Northrop & Dinah Rowe-Roberts
A super-practical guide to cleaning up your admin load and freeing up head space.
You have no idea what's for dinner tonight. You need a gift for that party next week. You still haven't consolidated your super. You're out of contract on your phone and paying who knows what. Those cupboards won't declutter themselves. The kids need a plan for the next school holidays. It's time to get the gutters cleaned. You still haven't made a will.
Sound familiar? Then this is the life admin guide you've been waiting for.
Life admin can't be eliminated but it can be minimised, automated and better shared within families.
This no-nonsense book:
*Outlines a clear system to transform your life admin into managed order
*Helps you share the mental load with others
*Gives you game-changing tools and small practical steps to follow
*Breaks down life admin into Two Minutes Too Easy, Ten Minute Time Killer or Hour of Power tasks
*Shows you the fastest ways to shop around for new providers
*Lets you focus on your major pain points or do a complete life admin makeover
Working parents Mia and Dinah have marshalled their professional expertise in innovation, finance, design thinking and operations to research best practices, trial the tech and craft the most efficient processes to optimise their own life admin. The result? No more overwhelm, way more spare time and thousands of dollars saved.
Now it's your turn......
Eat More Live Well
Dr Megan Rossi
From the bestselling author of Eat Yourself Healthy, over 80 plant-powered recipes and expert advice to diversify your diet, help boost your gut microbiome and support your overall health
When we eat, we're not only feeding ourselves, we are also feeding millions of microbes that live in our gut. When they are healthy, they keep the rest of our body healthy, but most of us are not feeding them enough plant-based wholefoods to keep them working at their best.
From the go-to gut-health expert and Sunday Times bestselling author, Dr Megan Rossi, this book shows us the incredible health benefits of a plant-based diet, and shares over 80 simple, crowd-pleasing recipes that everyone will enjoy.
We need to eat 30+ plant-based foods a week to keep our gut happy so it's all about adding more foods into our diets, rather than cutting them out. Megan makes this easy with her mouth-watering dishes, including- Loaded nachos, Thai fishcakes, Raspberry and white chocolate muffins, a Hearty lasagne and even Raspberry and lemon ricotta baked cheesecake. With meal plans to suit any lifestyle and plenty of nifty tips and tricks, it has never been easier to eat more plants.
Quick, easy-to-use exercise sequences for time-poor people, demonstrated step by step for effective results.
Fit exercise into your busy life with short but effective stretching programmes.
Do the demands of modern life leave you feeling stiff and sore? Do you struggle to find time for exercise? Stress no more- these four 15-minute programmes for beginners offer the versatility and ease of use that busy lifestyles demand. Build these 15-minute stretching routines, that you can do at home with just a mat, into your week to get leaner, more flexible, and stronger than ever before.
Clear step-by-step photographs paired with easy-to-follow instructions explain exactly what to do in each move, and targeted "feel-it-here" graphics help you understand which muscles to focus on. At the end of each 15-minute programme there's an at-a-glance summary of the routine.
15-Minute Stretch will inspire you to make exercise a part of your weekly routine, so you soon reap the benefits of enhanced health and fitness.
Public Enemy Number Two
A Diamond Brothers Case
A hilarious story about the world's worst detectives by the bestelling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz.
Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's most defective detectives, by the author of the number one bestselling Alex Rider series. Wisecracking young Nick Diamond finds himself sharing a prison cell with Johnny Powers, Public Enemy No.1. His only chance of rescuing the situation is to nail master criminal the Fence. But first, Nick has to get out of jail?
The French Connection & The Greek Who Stole Christmas
A Diamond Brothers Case
Two hilarious Diamond Brothers investigations in one volume by the number one bestselling author of the Alex Rider series, Anthony Horowitz.
Meet the Diamond Brothers, the world's worst private-detective agency, in this Chandler-esque spoof from the creator of the bestselling Alex Rider series. Life as the younger brother of the world's most defective detective can be tough and these two adventures will test Nick to the full. What connects them? Murder! And if the Diamond Brothers don't play their cards right, they could be next?
The ABC Kids Guide To Loving The Planet
Jaclyn Crupi & Cheryl Orsini
The long-awaited new title in this much-loved series will empower kids to change their world.
Our planet is precious.
It's where we live, learn, work and play.
This charming picture book is a gentle introduction to caring for the world around us. The simple, engaging text and beautiful illustrations explore ideas like planting veggie gardens and recycling, to show the ways every person, no matter how big or small, can make a difference.
The perfect book to inspire children to love the planet.
'A colour-flooded riot of memory? a poignant sense of intergenerational love and grief made manageable makes this beautiful debut stand out? GUARDIAN
'A glowingly colourful journey of remembered joy, managed grief and renewed delight in living' TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT