Start the new year on a high note with our Features Editor’s 4 new uplifting books to read now…
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, R357
Author: Mitch Albom
From the author who brought us Tuesdays with Morrie comes this story about the greatest guitarist on earth. His influence runs further than just his music, and Frankie comes to realise his strings can actually change lives. It’s an inspiring novel that shows the true depths of perseverance, and gives a nod to the power of music.
Humans of New York: Stories, R503
Author: Brandon Stanton
What started out as a personal photography project six years ago, turned into a movement that’s swept up people from all over the world. Stanton gathers stories from everyone he photographs, getting to know the person behind the face. It’s a refreshing and uplifting project for many of us, who don’t even know our neighbours.
Author: Paulo Coelho
A beautiful collection of memorable quotes from some of Coelho’s bestselling books, including The Alchemist. It’s the perfect gift to treasure, with full colour illustrations as vibrant as the emotion of love itself. If you’re feeling down, this is a must-read.
The Well of Being, R337
Author: Jean-Pierre Weill
Essentially a children’s book for adults, this delightful illustrated book explores what it means to be in the moment, and delves into the pursuit of happiness as we grow up from a child’s perspective. It allows for nostalgia of childhood, and raises questions of what we leave behind when we become adults.