With October in full swing, there's nothing better than getting home and curling up on the sofa with a good book. We’ve selected some inspirational reads to help you feel happy and content as the evenings draw in.

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

The Happiness Project follows the journey of Gretchen Rubin, who once asked herself ‘what do I want from life?’ and realised that all she truly wanted was to be happy. Gretchen invites readers along to read about what makes her happy, and inspires people to create their own happiness projects.

Do Pause: You Are Not A To Do List by Robert Poynton

For our mental and physical wellbeing, it is so important to stop, take a breath and recognise that we can’t do it all. Day to day, we are often pulled in so many directions that it’s hard to give ourselves a break. In this book, Robert Poynton discusses the importance of having a pause; and offers tangible steps to allow this to happen.

Happy: Finding Joy in Every Day and Letting Go of Perfect

This book is truly a breath of fresh air. Read along as Fearne offers relatable, honest advice on maintaining a constant level of happiness.

Make Your Bed by William H McRaven

In this book, McRaven talks us through small things we can do to transform our lives. As an ex-navy SEAL, McRaven shares the principles he learned during his training; explaining how anyone can follow these simple principles to change their own lives and ultimately, the world.

Good Mornings by Linnea Dunne

This lovely book by Linnea Dunne provides early morning rituals to help you start your day with positivity. Introducing small practices such as yoga, a warm cup of coffee or a simple walk outside can help shape the rest of the day.

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