Inspirations - Books

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Do you love a good book, just like us? Is a proper thriller the best gift somebody can give you? We try to make a gift registry on this page with the best books for your own personal list!

12.00 Lykke - Meik Wiking

From the author of the international bestseller The Little Book of Hygge Lykke (Luu-kah) (n): Happiness It's easy to see why Denmark is often called the world's happiest country. Not only do they have equal parental leave for men and women, free higher education and trains that run on time, but they burn more candles per household than anywhere else.So nobody knows more about happiness - what the Danes call lykke - than Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and author of the bestselling sensation The Little Book of Hygge.

17.99 Into the water - Paula Hawkins

With the same propulsion that captivated millions of readers worldwide in her debut, The Girl on the Train , Paula Hawkins unfurls a gripping, twisting, layered story set in a small riverside town. Once again in Into The Water Hawkins demonstrates her powerful understanding of human instincts and the damage they can inflict.

29.99 Artori Design - Falling Bookend

Falling bookend supports the books at a surprising, acute angle, which makes it to stand out on the shelf and creates interest and humor. The bookend is inserted in a concealed manner within the first book being supported; next to the book cover (a hard cover is preferable), so that interaction between the supported books and the figure on the base of the bookend is created.

24.99 Zuivering - Tom Lanoye

Gideon Rahman is a loner with a speech impediment and an exceptional job. He cleans houses after fire accidents, flood, or suicide. His new colleague, a refugee named Youssef, saves his life. In return he promises to take care of Gideon for Youssefs family, in a world that seems to be more hostile and more violent by the day.

19.53 Deliciously Ella - Ella Woodward

The record-breaking bestselling cookbook of 2015 that's taken the healthy eating world by storm! From sumptuous desserts, to food on the go, delicious dips, raw treats and rainbow bowls of awesome veggies, Ella's philosophy is all about embracing the natural foods that your body loves and creating fresh, simple dishes which are easy to make and taste amazing. Featuring more than 100 new sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes to excite your taste buds, this collection will inspire you to eat for better health, glowing skin and boundless energy.

20.99 The Lying Room - Nicci French

In this thrilling standalone from the internationally bestselling author of the Frieda Klein series, a married woman's affair with her boss spirals into a dangerous game of chess with the police when she discovers he's been murdered and she clears the crime scene of all evidence.

7.95 Rocket Gadget Rockmark

Who said reading and rocking can’t go… hand in hand?! Thanks to its flexible silicone build, Rockmark won’t crumple or ruin your books, or weigh down your bag. And its unique style will help you turn heads, as well as pages.

18.99 The People Spotter's Guide

The People Spotter's Guide, vol 1. is a tongue-in-cheek catalogue, presenting over 100 types of humans. Every type is illustrated with a photo and an - of course highly ironic - text, to help you spot these people in the wild. So you might run into an example of the Homo Securitatis Inferioris (security agents who don't look like they're strong) or the Homo Amantus Vestimentatis Identicus (an identically dressed couple). The guide encourages you to go out and explore your own biotope and to take a closer look at the people living in it. Every spotting is awarded with a number of points - the more rare the behaviour you've witnessed, the more points you'll get.

17.75 War and Turpentine - Stefan Hertmans

Shortly before his death, Stefan Hertmans' grandfather Urbain Martien gave his grandson a set of notebooks containing the detailed memories of his life. He grew up in poverty around 1900, the son of a struggling church painter who died young, and went to work in an iron foundry at only 13. Afternoons spent with his father at work on a church fresco were Urbain's heaven; the iron foundry an inferno. During the First World War, Urbain was on the front line confronting the invading Germans, and ever after he is haunted by events he can never forget. The war ends and he marries his great love, Maria Emelia, but she dies tragically in the 1919 flu epidemic. War and Turpentine is the imaginative reconstruction of a damaged life across the tumultuous decades of the twentieth century; a deeply moving portrayal of family, grief, love and war.

9.99 100 Reasons to Panic About Being a Grownup

Like a paper version of your funniest friend, this pocket-sized volume provides an honest look at the worrisome part of adulthood, while also offering commonsense reassurance that everything's going to work out fine. Probably.

19.99 Chickslovefood

Eating healthy and delicious while having an extremely busy schedule, is it possible? Yes! Bestselling authors Nina & Elisa from Chickslovefood made a brand new book with lots of easy-takeaway breakfasts, fine casseroles you can make a day earlier, healthy lunches that are still delicious after three hours in your bag and super fast sinners. Everything with a maximum of five ingredients!

15.99 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on 30th July 2016 It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three schoolage children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

24.99 Origin - Dan Brown

The stunningly inventive new novel from the world’s most popular thriller writer. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.

14.99 Microadventures - Alastair Humphreys

Enthusiastic, pleasingly madcap' Geographical Adventure - something that's new and exhilarating, outside your comfort zone. Adventures change you and how you see the world, and all you need is an open mind, bags of enthusiasm and boundless curiosity. So what's a microadventure? It's close to home, cheap, simple, short and 100% guaranteed to refresh your life. A microadventure takes the spirit of a big adventure and squeezes it into a day or even a few hours. The point of a microadventure is that you don't need lots of time and money to meet a new challenge. This practical guide is filled with ideas for microadventures - for you to experience on your own or with friends and family - and over 150 stunning photographs, plus tips and advice on safety and kit. Whether it's sleeping on a hilltop or going for a wild swim, cycling a lap of the Isle of Wight or walking home for Christmas, it's time you discovered something new about yourself and the world outside your window. Adventure is everywhere, every day and it is up to us to find it.

20.00 Rens Kroes - My lifestyle guide

Food is my passion, after a series of cookbooks that is no surprise. But for a really healthy and happy life are more important factors. In R.S. - My lifestyle guide, I'll take you into my conscious, positive lifestyle. What does my morning look like? How often sport I? How do I share my kitchen in? How I relax after a busy day? How to take care of my skin? How do I make my choices as aware as possible? In this book I tell you all about it.

18.49 Deliciously Ella Every Day

The Deliciously Ella way of eating isn't about following a diet, it's about enjoying delicious, natural food to help you look and feel your best. Luckily, Ella understands that nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients needs to fit in with your existing lifestyle and not feel like something difficult, which is why she has written this book - to help you make the right choice every time and start to glow from the inside out. With Deliciously Ella Every Day, her easy-to-make food will become a natural part of your life.

23.99 Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist

Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist is a compilation of 500 of the world's most unmissable sights and attractions. And it has been ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts so big names such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known gems for a prized place in the Top 10. Insightful write-ups, inspiring photography, lavish production, and a fold-out chart on which to tick off the top sights make this the only bucket list you'll ever need.

15.99 Behind her eyes - Sarah Pinborough

Don't Trust This Book Don't Trust These People Don't Trust Yourself And whatever you do, DON'T give away that ending... Sarah Pinborough is about to become your new obsession' Harlan Coben Louise Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets... David Young, successful and charming - Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice let alone be attracted to her. But that all comes to a grinding halt when she meets his wife... Adele Beautiful, elegant and sweet - Louise's new friend seems perfect in every way. As she becomes obsessed by this flawless couple, entangled in the intricate web of their marriage, they each, in turn, reach out to her. But only when she gets to know them both does she begin to see the cracks... Is David really is the man she thought she knew and is Adele as vulnerable as she appears?Just what terrible secrets are they both hiding and how far will they go to keep them? Fully realized characters, peerless writing, a tank of a plot that sustains the suspense right to the end, and a whammy of a finale. It takes a lot to catch me out, but this one did. It'll get you too...'

29.95 Artori Design - Supergal

Add some drama, elegance and interest to your bookshelf with this whimsy super heroine character attached to an uncommon angled bookend. Another new product to join the "Superhero" series. Makes an unusual gift and serves as a great conversation piece.

159.00 PocketBook Touch HD 3

With the PocketBook Touch HD 3, you can read the latest book anywhere, even in the bath or at the beach. Thanks to the waterproof coating, your e-reader won't break when water touches it. You can also easily take it with you, because the Touch HD 3 weighs about the same as an apple: 55 grams. Whether you read outside or inside, the SMARTlight allows you to adjust the brightness and color temperature of the lighting the way you want to. Do you prefer to be read to? Connect headphones and listen audio books, music, or podcasts via the included adapter or Bluetooth. You can control the e-reader with the touchscreen or with the buttons, whatever you prefer.

10.99 Letters to My Future Self

This keepsake book of 12 fold-and-mail style letters offers a unique way to capture an elusive moment in time like a dozen diary entries for the future. The letters offer thought-provoking prompts ('I promise to myself...', 'All the things I'd like to try someday', 'A pep talk for the future me') to guide self-reflection, and the included stickers then seal each letter with a classic postal look. Postdated to be opened in the future, these letters become a paper time capsules to treasure forever.

29.99 The Lord of the rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

Elves, Orcs, wizards and hobbits - the impressive J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga that became one of the classics of Western culture. By popular demand, now available in a Deluxe Hardcover Edition.

14.39 The Girl on the Train

The runaway Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and thriller of the year, now a major film starring Emily Blunt. Rachel catches the same commuter train every morning. She knows it will wait at the same signal each time, overlooking a row of back gardens. She’s even started to feel like she knows the people who live in one of the houses. ‘Jess and Jason’, she calls them. Their life – as she sees it – is perfect. If only Rachel could be that happy.

14.95 Can't Sleep, Write Now

This guided journal turns sleepless nights into a source of inspiration. Featuring dozens of provocative creative writing prompts (Write the shortest story ever written. Describe the taste of regret.) and quotes about the power of nighttime, the pages provide a thought-provoking haven for restless writers and tireless thinkers.

11.49 Bathroom Guest Book

No ordinary guest book, this throne-room tome offers provocative prompts and ample doodle space to help your guests express themselves for posterity. Who hasn't had a deep thought on the can?

13.99 Havermoutje

Oatmeal is healthy, easy to prepare, tasty and surprisingly versatile in use. But what is possible with it? In 70 recipes Pascalle Bonnier and Mathijs Cook show the infinite possibilities with oats as a base. From bread to burgers, from soup to syrup waffles, from cake to cappuccino, from pasta to pancake. For every moment of the day!

8.33 The Playbook

It. Is. On. From the pen of the prolific (and bestselling) author Barney Stinson comes the indispensable guide for every Bro looking to score with The Ladies. Featuring the famous plays including: - The Lorenzo Von Matterhorn - Mrs. Stinsfire - The Ted Mosby - The Time Traveller - The 'SNASA' - The Scuba Diver - The 'He's Not Coming' ... and other greatest hits from Barney Stinson's secret Playbook of legendary moves. So suit up and get ready to be schooled in awsomeness!

10.99 Letters to My Baby

This book of 12 fold-and-mail letters invites mothers to capture the fleeting memories of their babies' first years. Each letter bears a prompt for mums to reflect on their hopes and dreams for their little ones. The letters can be postdated, sealed up and gifted for the years to come. In the future, their children get to break the seals to receive the greatest gift imaginable: a tangible expression of their mother's love. This heirloom-quality keepsake makes a priceless gift for the expectant or the more experienced mother.

14.99 Speechless - Tom Lanoye

Sprakeloos Paperback. Na een beroerte raakt een amateur-actrice en schrijversmoeder haar spraakvermogen kwijt. Langzaam en onherroepelijk takelt ze af, steeds minder in staat om te communiceren met wie haar lief is. Daarover schrijvend m...

119.99 Kobo Nia - E-reader

The Kobo Nia has the most natural reading experience. This handy and light e-reader with backlight allows you to read anytime and anywhere.

18.95 Chickslovefood

Fond of easy, healthy and accessible recipes? Chances are you already have looked once at What started three years ago as a hobby, is now the best food blog in the Netherlands with over 130,000 unique visitors per month. By popular demand Chicks Love Food now comes with a first cookbook. With both golden oldies of the site as a lot of new hotties.

14.99 Handlettering doe je zo!

Handlettering is hot! No simple note on a piece of paper, but a real craft. With this manual of Illustrator and graphic artist Karin Luttenberg, anyone can quickly get started.

24.03 The Art of Eating Well - Hemsley & Hemsley

The bestselling cookbook from Hemsley + Hemsley, including recipes from Jasmine and Melissa's Channel 4 series Eating Well with Hemsley + Hemsley. The Art of Eating Well is a revolutionary cookbook that will help anyone who wishes to feel better, lose weight or have more energy. Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley teach their principles of life-long healthy eating with exciting and inventive recipes that are so delicious you forget the purpose is good health and nourishment.

12.99 The subtle art of not giving a fuck

In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be ''positive'' all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people. For decades, we've been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. ''F**k positivity,'' Mark Manson says. ''Let's be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it.'' In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn't sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is-a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let's-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.

21.99 T2 Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh

Trainspotting, 10 years later. Simon ' Sick Boy ' Williamson, now failed as a father and husband, returns to the end of his youth back in Edinburgh. Here consider after his umpteenth dismissal a last resort to boost his dented ego: directing and producing a pornography movie. Sexy student Nikki becomes its first star, the successful club owner Mark Renton his business partner. Also his old friends Spud, Begbie, neurotic but friendly, and just out of prison and out for revenge, are again of the party. Soon it will turn out that everyone there is inconsistent.

12.00 Hygge

Hygge is such a word that do not directly translate, but means something like comfort, warmth, togetherness. It's that feeling you get when you with warm knitted socks on with your partner likes to cuddle on the couch. Or that feeling when you're with your best friends eat together at home and have a good talk by candlelight. It is that indescribable feeling that you are experiencing as the light that falls through your bedroom window in the morning is just right.

19.95 You Said It - Connie Palmen

Winner of the Libris Literature Prize 2016. After Ted Hughes left her for another woman, Sylvia Plath killed herself. She became a martyr and a saint; he was branded a murderer and a monster. Hughes did little to dispel this version of events. In this novel, written as a dramatic monologue worthy of a poet laureate, Connie Palmen gives Hughes a voice to tell his side of the story. Connie Palmen’s new novel, her first in eight years, is a compelling, lyrical account of love and betrayal.

14.99 Sunday Morning Coming Down - Nicci French

It's always darkest before the light. In the chilling seventh instalment of the bestselling, critically acclaimed Frieda Klein series, evil circles close to home. Psychotherapist Frieda Klein's home is her refuge. Then she returns to find it has become a crime scene. Beneath the floorboards the police have found the body of a man she had hired to help protect her.

159.00 Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2

Meet the improved waterproof Kobo Aura H2O Edition 2. This Kobo e-reader features ComfortLight Pro screen lighting, he has a larger memory (8 GB) and the new design ensures that the device is more portable and weighs only 207 grams!

185.99 Kobo Aura H2O (edition 2)

Thanks to the waterproof coating, the Kobo Aura H2O (edition 2) is even better protected against water than its predecessor. Handy for when you're dreaming away in the bath or reading on the edge of a swimming pool. On the 6.8-inch Full HD e-ink screen you can read your e-books without annoying reflections. On top of that, thanks to the blue light filter, you can also read before you sleep, without having to worry about having a sleepless night.

19.99 Where Chefs Eat

This is the ultimate restaurant guide written by the real experts: more than 600 of the world's best chefs, including recommendations from René Redzepi, David Chang, Jason Atherton, Shannon Bennett, Helena Rizzo, Massimo Bottura, Yotam Ottolenghi, Yoshihiro Narisawa and hundreds more. The book features more than 3,000 restaurants in more than 70 countries, including detailed city maps, reviews, reservation policies, key information and honest comments from the chefs themselves.

11.99 How to Traumatize Your Children

Parents of the world rejoice! Our bestselling How to Traumatize Your Children has been revamped with all-new totally dysfunctional illustrations. This groundbreaking instructional volume teaches you how to give your children the lifelong gifts of mental and emotional damage. Whether you employ the same ruinous techniques your parents used or try out an entirely new approach, you're bound to succeed!