The hectic Christmas period is over, and we’re looking ahead to 2014. Big plans for the year? Foyles is here to help. Whether it’s getting fit, stopping smoking or finally getting down to some DIY, the books in the Teach Yourself series have you covered. If you’re looking for emotional growth as well as physical change then we have new and classic books on self-improvement, including the School of Life series and Eckhart Tolle’s bestselling The Power of Now.
Those short on inspiration might try one of the fantastic biographies released recently. Compared to the achievements of sporting icons like Usain Bolt and Dennis Bergkamp, that jog round the block is small potatoes. If the struggle for physical perfection isn’t really your thing, we have the affecting stories of world changing figures like Malala Yousafzai’s I am Malala and the new edition of Long Walk to Freedom, the enthralling and uplifting autobiography of Nelson Mandela.
But we can’t encourage self-improvement without seizing the opportunity ourselves. Find all our resolutions in the Staff Picks section. We’ve all chosen the books we definitely, seriously, absolutely resolve to read in 2014. It might be fresh new storytelling like The Nowhere Men, underappreciated classics like The Strugatsky Brothers’ Roadside Picnic, or the occasional masterpiece like Nabokov’s Lolita that we really should have got around to by now.