Summer is the perfect time to delve into a good book on the beach. Under the shade of an umbrella and wearing sunscreen of course! Team Sporteluxe have all been reading some pretty amazing things lately! So we thought we’d share what’s been living on our bedside table (and in our beach bags) to inspire you to put down your phone and entertain your brain the old-fashioned way. Happy reading!
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simson $29.99
Recommended by Sporteluxe Health, Fitness and Lifestyle writer Emilie Sharp
Buy → here The Rosie Project $29.99
Funny, quirky and endearing, this book by Graeme Simson will take you on a journey with Don Tillman and his quest to find a wife. A genetics lecturer at a University, Don has designed a 16 page questionnaire to find the perfect partner who will definitely not be a smoker, drinker or a late arriver. It’s one of those books you can’t put down which makes it the perfect poolside companion.
Daring & Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur by Lisa Messenger, $29.95
Recommended by Sporteluxe Founder Bianca Cheah
Buy → here Daring & Disruptive $29.95
Lisa Messenger is an inspiring woman who’s really done it all including trekking the Western Ghatts in India, spending time in a raw food commune in Costa Rica, co-authoring 14 books as well as being a three-time finalist for the Telstra Businesswoman of the year. Her book will inspire you to dig deep, follow your dreams and truly embrace everything life throws at you. Not a bad read to start 2015!
Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, $24.99
Recommended by Sporteluxe Graphic Designer Melanie Davis
Buy → here Born to Run $24.99
This true story of Christopher McDougall’s adventure to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance runners and learn their secrets is a fantastic motivational read. He finds the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico’s deadly Copper Canyons and learns what allows them to run hundreds of miles without rest. This rare beauty will truly inspire you to run more, run often and most of all, run well.
Thrive by Arianna Huffington, $34.99
Recommended by Sporteluxe Editorial Director Sarah Ranawake
Buy → here Thrive $34.99
Arianna Huffington is arguably one of the most influential women in the world and her book, Thrive, is subject to that. In this book, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington speaks of her own challenges in becoming successful and looks to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world. It’s a deeply personal and heart warming read that will make you re-think how to live a healthy, productive and meaningful life.
Nourish: The Fit Woman’s Cookbook by Lorna Jane Clarkson, $44.99
Recommended by Sporteluxe Interiors Expert Mia Lake
Buy → here Nourish $44.99
This book by one of our favourite people, Lorna Jane Clarkson, should be a staple in every kitchen! With over 100 of Lorna Jane’s favourite recipes, including man healthy treats such as her famous honey, sesame and spirulina balls and strawberry, banana and almond friands. We’ve already tried her healthy paella and her Asian-inspired fish which are both an absolute must for seafood lovers and we can report great things!
The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte, $34.99
Recommended by Sarah Ranawake, Mia Lake and Kate Kendall
Buy → here The Desire Map $34.99
The Desire Map is all about changing the way you think about what you desire and how you’re going to achieve your goals through feelings. Sounds mind-boggling, right? It’s simple, really. Defining how you want to feel will allow you to be fulfilled every time you reach a goal. It’s a pretty powerful and life changing read – as evidenced by the fact three members of Team Sporteluxe give it a thumbs up! The perfect read to get 2015 off to an amazing start!