French historian and political thinker Alexis de Toqueville, was born on this day in 1805 in Paris. Tocqueville's Democracy in America (1835), is today considered a phenomenal early work of sociology and political science. Read more by Alexis de Toqueville
Read the opening extract of the brand new Kevin Sampson book before its publication on 07/08/2014
Be Awesome Modern Life for Modern Ladies Hadley Freeman
Hadley Freeman, Guardian features writer and author of the popular 'Ask Hadley...' column, reminds the modern lady to 'Be Awesome'. 'Being single is often awesome. You can leave a party when you want to, whether that be 9pm or 9am;... Format: Paperback - Released: 30/01/2014
The Medicinal Chef Healthy Every Day Dale Pinnock
Dale Pinnock has created 80 more super-healthy recipes to help you stay healthy every day. There’s something for every meal and each recipe has a nutritional break-down and further information on health benefits. Also included is an A-Z Food Pharmacy... Format: Hardback - Released: 16/01/2014
The Recipe for Life : Healthy Eating for Real People Sally Bee
An immensely doable healthy eating book, the recipes are short on preparation but high on nutrition - quick and easy family meals. Unlike many healthy eating books this is low on “weird” ingredients, Sally Bee is well aware that eating... Format: Paperback - Released: 06/01/2011
The Happiness Trap Pocket Book Dr. Russ Harris
A new illustrated guide to ACT or acceptance and commitment therapy using the principles of mindfulness. It’s different and its many fans swear by it for helping them overcome anxiety and stress. A good book to keep with you at... Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
The Virgin Diet Drop 7 Foods to Lose 7 Pounds in 7 Days J. J. Virgin
Why food intolerance is the real cause of weight gain. The groundbreaking health and weight loss programme that's taken the US by storm. Lose the fat and feel better fast. Most people believe the secret to being skinny is eating... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
The Paleo Diet Food Your Body is Designed to Eat Daniel Green
The Paleo Diet is all about returning to a healthier way of life - cutting out all the heavily processed, high fat, fast food that is an invention of recent times, and getting back to the fruits, veg, meat, seafood... Format: Paperback - Released: 16/01/2014
Make it Lighter Angela Nilsen
Turn your favourite dishes into guilt-free treats! From BBC Good Food contributor Angela Nilsen, this book will teach you how to cook healthy yet satisfying dishes swapping fatty ingredients for lighter ones. With a wide range of recipes, this book... Format: Hardback - Released: 06/01/2014
French Women Don't Get Facelifts Aging with Attitude Mireille Guiliano
In the natural sequel to her international bestseller French Women Don't Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano tackles the delicate subject of aging - showing how women of forty and beyond can 'attack' the upcoming decades with attitude and style. Witty, perceptive... Format: Hardback - Released: 16/01/2014
Fat Chance The Bitter Truth About Sugar Robert H. Lustig
Sugar is toxic, addictive and everywhere. So what chance do you have of living sugar-free? We all know the obvious culprits when it comes to sugar, but now Dr Robert Lustig reveals how much is hidden in our diet. Our... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
The Every Other Day Diet Krista Varady, Bill Gottlieb
Written by the world s leading expert in intermittent fasting, this is the only fasting diet on the market backed up by science. Dieting only half the time is an effective, simple and unique way to lose weight and what... Format: Paperback - Released: 09/01/2014
The Body Book Cameron Diaz
Although she looks fabulous, Cameron Diaz reveals that she didn’t start out with a healthy life style, it took time to ditch the junk and to value vigorous exercise. It’s been a long journey but she would never go back... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
5lbs in 5 Days Jason Vale
Lose at least 5lbs in 5 days with Jason Vale's newest, easiest and most effective juicing programme ever. Jason Vale aka The Juice Master - and the man responsible for turning around the lives (and diets) of celebrities and top... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Mike Moreno
The New 17 Day Diet Breakthrough is a complete revision of Dr Mike Moreno's bestselling The 17 Day Diet, incorporating state-of-the-art research and techniques to help dieters lose weight faster and in the places they want. Adding three brand new... Format: Paperback - Released: 02/01/2014
Books are not just a great form of entertainment - they can also help you improve your life.
So, if you feel like a bit of a makeover is in order, but know that quick fixes never work, then our New Year, New You category could be perfect.
The selection of books we have chosen are not the quick fix, change your life in 30 seconds approach.
They are all great books, which when read will give you the knowledge to make changes to your own lives, physically, intellectually and emotionally.
Sue Baker - our Non Fiction Expert - says of her selections: 'There is no let up in the tidal wave of diet books and slimming guides hitting the shelves in January and while the eating regimes continue, there are increasing numbers of books tackling weight problems through mind control, looking at overeating as another addiction in the same league as alcoholism and drug dependency.' Find out which I rate as the best by looking at my selections in the 2014 New Year, New You category.'
We hope they can help you - if that's what you are looking for.