The Books WH Editors Are Loving Right Now, Plus Must-Have Reading Tools

by | Apr 17, 2023 | Entertainment

We could wax lyrical about the plethora of books at your disposal and how they’re amazing for the wellbeing of your body and mind. Or we could refer you to #booktok, where any and all book goes, with a suitable aesthetic to match (bookstore, anyone?). But we know you know all that. What you don’t know are the books WH editors are loving and turning to as we take in brief siestas in April. Without any ado, the top reads we recommend you pull from the shelf and sink your teeth into.

The books WH Editors Are Loving RN

How To Kill Men And Get Away With It by Katy Brent

“Fast-paced, dark, twisted and hilarious, this will get you out of any reading rut. If you’re a fan of Gone Girl, love a good female anti-hero or just need a break from predictable romance novels, you’ll love this book.”

– Kelleigh Korevaar, managing editor

Almost Adulting by Arden Rose

“Just when we think we know how to be the “perfect adult”, life happens. This book covers a wide range of topics on how to become a “proper” grown up and how to survive adulthood.”

– Chamain van Zyl, digital editor

Verity by Colleen Hoover

“I hadn’t read a book in a while and wanted to get back into it. This is the exact book that did it for me. From cover to cover, I read Lowen’s journey within a day. Couldn’t put it down. I won’t say anything more but it’s a must-read for mystery lovers.”

– Michelle October, features editor

The Seat Of The Soul by Gary Zukav

“There isn’t a single conversation between my baby brother and I in which he doesn’t quote this book – which naturally drew me to it. The book’s teachings – such a deeper understanding of our actions, motivations and how the Universe operates at a ‘soul’ level are truly life-altering. Be warned: Heavy focus is required – definitely not the kind of book to read when feeling distracted.”

– Kemong Mopedi, deputy editor

Hear The Wind Sing by Haruki Murakami

“One of the books I keep coming to. One of his earliest novels in which he writes about himself working at a jazz bar. It’s real and gritty and beautiful.”

– Pia Hammond, creative director

My Year Of Rest And Relaxation By Otessa Moshfegh

“This is a story about a woman pursuing a year of hibernation from the world. In its ramblings there is something profound to be said – or so reviewers think. I haven’t read this one yet but it’s one I’m so looking forward to.”

– Michelle October, features editor

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero

“There’s just something about a self-improvement book that gives life lessons with a humourous and hilarious outlook on life, that I absolutely love. From the reviews I’ve read, this book is like your best friend who doesn’t hold back. She gives you the straight and narrow answer you don’t want to hear, but with advice on how to change your situation.”

– Chamain van Zyl, digital editor

A Spell of Good Things by Ayobami Adebayo

“I have loved award-winning Nigerian author Ayọ̀bámi’s work since reading her debut offering Stay With Me in 2019 – a book whose ending had me bawling my eyes out and sealed my fandom. I’ve only heard great things about A Spell of Good Things and can’t wait to get lost in its wealth, political corruption and romantic obsession storyline.”

– Kemong Mopedi, deputy editor

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

“A moving novel of three characters trying to understand their purpose. It’s a sad and fragile read.”

– Pia Hammond, creative director

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

“This has been my favourite read of 2023 (I’ve read it almost 20) and it’s one I will gift my girlfriends whenever I get the chance. It’s perfect if you feel like you’re stumbling through your 20s/30s and shows such a raw, real and beautiful side to being a young woman. Guaranteed to be a book you pass around your friendship group.”

– Kelleigh Korevaar, managing editor

Must-Have Reading Tools

We rate these reading tools as suitable aides for long sessions lost in the world of your book.

Bending Man Bookmark Light

This bookmark is just bendy enough to fold over your current chapter but not so bendy that it collapses. It’ll hold firm over that Game Of Thrones while shining much-needed light for evening sessions.

Memory Foam Pillow

Convert any uncomfortable chair into your reading nook with this soft, plush cushion that creates support along the back and supports your sides. Wanna curl up on the floor? This is your pal.

Purple Hydraulic Book Light

This purple gadget firmly clamps down on stubborn pages and holds firm, while giving you light to get through the next gripping chapter.

Brown Kindle cover

If you’re the Kindle type, hurray for you! This cover holds your reader and makes it feel kind of book-ish, while holding other essentials like cards.

Cuddly Reader

Um, this couldn’t be any cuter! It’ll hold up your book or tablet or Kindle for those sessions spent in different positions.

Sixth Floor Eero chair

Every reader needs a really good chair and this fits the bill. Wide enough to cosy up with your legs draped around for extended periods lost in another world.

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