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Turn the pages to winter wellbeing

10 January 2019

As the winter nights draw in, keep the cold at bay by curling up at home with a new favourite book.

A good read instantly transports you to another world and with Christmas around the corner, now’s the best time to invest in the very best of 2018’s bestselling books.

At PegasusLife, we encourage residents to look after their physical and mental wellbeing - so start a new chapter with an inspiring novel, relax and enjoy.

Whatever your preference, there is a wonderful choice of fiction, biographies, history, art and non-fiction. An excellent reference is The Sunday Times bestseller chart, but here’s our choice of the best books around this festive season.

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, Becoming

She’s one of the most iconic and compelling women of recent times. As former First Lady of the United States of America and the first African-American to serve in that role, she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in history.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - The Original Screenplay by J K Rowling

Whatever your age, you’re sure to be enthralled by the wizarding world. The books is based on a film set in New York, where dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald gathers followers to rule over all non-magical beings. To thwart his plans, Albus Dumbledore enlists Newt, his former Hogwarts student.


Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer, Heads You Win

Archer’s latest thriller, set in Russia, in 1968, where Alexander Karpenko displays leadership from an early age. When his father is assassinated by the KGB for defying the state, he and his mother have to escape from Russia if they hope to survive. Will they head for America or Great Britain?

Heroes by Stephen Fry

Heroes, Stephen Fry

Undoubtedly the ancient Greeks were among the greatest heroes of all time. A brilliant retelling of their tragic, funny and dramatic tales.

Past Tense by Lee Child

The most hotly anticipated thriller of 2018 follows Jack Reacher on a quest into his father's past - a hair-raising, blood-curdling adventure unfolds.

Look out for more edge-of-your-seat adventure from master storytellers John Grisham, with The Reckoning, and James Patterson with Target: Alex Cross.

Tombland by C J Sansom

In 1549, two years after the death of Henry VIII, England is sliding into chaos. While nominal king Edward VI, aged 11 years old rules with his uncle, Edward Seymour, as Protector, the country faces religious discontent, a collapsed economy and war with Scotland.

Agatha Christie continues to intrigue - as popular as ever. While old favourites such as And Then There Were None and Murder on the Orient Express are firm favourites, a great alternative is the omnibus Miss Marple & Mysteries - the Complete Short Stories. Try The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah - the new Hercule Poirot novel approved by Dame Agatha's guardians.

Lovers of autobiographies might want to put Michael Caine’s Blowing the Bloody Doors Off, Gary Barlow’s A Better Me and Tina Turner’s My Love Story on the reading list while Becoming the Supervet by Noel Fitzpatrick promises a heartwarming tale or two!

Take a look at PegasusLife developments here, and start planning where your mini-library will go.