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Reading Is My Superpower! #EBRecommends

Reading really can be a superpower – for kids and adults alike.

The launch of the Exclusive Books Reading is my Superpower campaign at the start of last year was met with such enthusiasm by both customers and booksellers alike, that we have installed the campaign as an annual January event across our stores. The idea that reading can empower you with skills, confidence and insights is so resonant with readers, that we received this encouraging feedback from a grateful father regarding this campaign, “finally, my child feels seen,” he said.

Together with a brilliant range of dictionaries (perfect for back-to-school) work books and study guides, we have created a new range of the super-popular, limited edition Reading is My Superpower school stationery, consisting of rulers, pencils and pencil bags. Look out for the selection in front of stores during January.

Whether you are back to school, back to work, or back to self-development work, there is a brilliant, wide range of books that offer a toolkit for a myriad skills and insights to set you up well for the new year. The best and most assured investment remains the investment in yourself, and you can find invaluable pointers on the shelves of Exclusive Books.

Many of the books on Exclusive Books Recommends for January will supercharge your superpowers.

Here’s a taste of six:

Clear Thinking Shane ParrishClear thinking, by Shane Parrish – Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to think clearly. Yet few of us recognize opportunities to think in the first place. According to Farnam Street founder Shane Parrish, we must get better at recognizing these opportunities for what they are, and deploying our cognitive ability in order to achieve the life we want. Clear Thinking gives you the tools. Through stories, mental models, and more, Parrish offers the missing link between behavioral science and real-life outcomes. The result is a must-have manual for optimizing decision-making, gaining competitive advantage, and living a more intentional life.

Surrounded by Vampires Thomas Erikson Exclusive BooksThe newest installment to the blockbuster “Surrounded by…” series, by Thomas Erikson is Surrounded by Vampires, Or How to Slay the Time. Energy and Soul Suckers in Your Life. Are there people in your life that leave you feeling drained, depleted, and just exhausted? You’ve just encountered a real-life vampire. Dracula has nothing on these ubiquitous social villains who take—time, energy, attention, emotional capacity— without reciprocating, and leave you too exhausted to protest. Energy vampires can be people, situations, or even your own mindset, but in Surrounded by Energy Vampires, internationally best-selling author Thomas Erikson identifies the different types of energy vampires and offers practical tools, fun self-assessments, and relatable stories to help you combat them.

The Study Skills Handbook, by Stella Cottrell – a million copy bestselling author. The ultimate guide to study skills. Her tried and tested approach, based on over twenty years’ experience of working with students, has helped over a million students to achieve their potential. Fully revised for the fifth edition, it contains everything students need to succeed – whether an undergraduate students of all disciplines, postgraduate, mature
student or international student.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AI, by Arthur Goldstuck For the past decade, Arthur Goldstuck has had a front-row seat to witness the remarkable rise of AI across all sectors of business and society. As generative AI becomes a household phrase and sparks hopes and fears of machines augmenting or replacing human beings, this guide offers an invaluable overview of the past, present and future of AI. It also entertains and inspires anyone who is curious about AI or already engaged in its possibilities.

Quantum Body, The New Science of Living a Longer, Healthier, More Vital Life, by Deepak Chopra In an unprecedented collaboration between three of today’s most powerful minds, Quantum Body Deepak ChopraDeepak Chopra, M.D., teams up with physicist Jack Tuszynski, Ph.D., and endocrinologist Brian Fertig, M.D., to bring readers a visionary work that delves into the innovative world of quantum science and shows how unlocking its secrets can revolutionize how we live and age—and, ultimately, how we can eradicate disease. The key is the quantum body. Through a powerful combination of prescriptive exercises and innovative research into the quantum world, the authors unveil seven breakthroughs that will revolutionize the future of everyone’s well-being. Central to this revolution is a groundbreaking understanding of metabolism—the way our cells process energy—that promises to challenge our understanding of modern medicine as we know it.

How to be the Love you Seek, Break Cycles, Find Peace and Heal Your
Relationships, by Dr Nicole Lepera Feeling seen, valued, and loved are basic human yearnings, and we can’t rely on others to make us feel whole—it must come from within. In How to Be the Love You Seek , New York Times bestselling author Dr. Nicole LePera—whose integrative, holistic approach to psychology has attracted an audience of millions—offers a new path to healing relationships. Complete with stories, exercises, journal prompts, and other practical guidance, How to Be the Love You Seek is poised to become an instant classic, and the go-to relationship resource for a new generation.

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