After the holiday season, the chilly and dark nights that make up the rest of winter are best spent at home with a pot of tea and a stack of inspiring reads for the year ahead.
Whether you’re in the mood to daydream about your next vacation, ponder a professional change or just get lost in a good piece of fiction, this list of books is sure to fit the bill and kick off your new year with new ideas.
Lonely Planet has a reputation for being a go-to travel website, and this book is sure to inspire your next fabulous vacation in 2019. With gorgeous maps and itineraries ranging from a couple of days to weeks, world travelers cannot afford to miss this.
National Geographic has always provided inspiration for those who seek adventure, and the second edition of the Journeys of a Lifetime series will not disappoint. With destinations for those who crave a trip off the beaten path — plus the kind of photos National Geographic is known for — this one makes a great coffee table book or reference guide.
For those of us who dare to follow a dream, author Scott Belsky is here to help you weather the difficult parts of the venture. As the chief product officer at Adobe, Belsky is both knowledgeable and forthright in his advice.
We’ve loved Kingsolver since The Poisonwood Bible, and there’s no way we’re missing this! Mirroring the Victorian era against our own, the novel compares two different stories and shows how the journey we share in life is more similar than we expect.
Fans of the romantic classic The English Patient are likely familiar with Ondaatje’s award-winning work. In his latest novel, two teens have their lives intertwine unexpectedly and learn to cope with the horrors of World War II.
We love America — both the country and the woman! In this collection of 31 carefully chosen perspectives, Ferrera illustrates how important it is to find commonalities despite cultural rifts. And, really, can you think of a better way to kick off the year?