Is it time to update your reading list? Now couldn’t be a better time to add a stack of new books to your bedside table! From learning how to heal trauma and find your true voice to Frankie Bridge’s honest account of motherhood and mental health, here are 6 must-read new books to sink your teeth into.

The Little Book of Forgiveness

The Little Book of Forgiveness is a beautifully illustrated guide filled with strategies and guidance on the art and power of forgiveness, using tools such as mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, creativity, relaxation and compassion to help you find true harmony with the world.

WOMXN: Sticks and Stones

In an act of defiance of the slurs and insults thrown at women, author Lexy Wren-Sillevis reached out to the women in her life to ask them what the words and phrases that have been used to abuse them have been. From this project, Lexy created WOMXN: Sticks & Stones – a rewriting of sexist, belittling and shaming language. It’s a tool for breaking free from the stereotypes and impossible standards used to confine women, transforming them into messages of resilience and resolve. And, most importantly, it’s a rallying call for change, healing and empowerment.

GROW, by Frankie Bridge

In GROW, Frankie discusses her maternal mental health. Part narrative exploration, part first aid manual for mothers, this book will discuss the growing pains which take place when you become a parent. It is a brutally honest account of how hard it can be to grow a baby and raise a child whilst you are still growing into yourself and struggling with your mental health.

Pretty Girls Don’t Get Cancer

Adolescent cancer survivor M. Patricia Diaz was discovering the benefits of self-care decades before it became a buzzword. Through trial and error and frequent adjustments, she found the strategies that worked for her on her way to remission and beyond. Her gripping story of beating the odds and overcoming stage IV cancer 30 years ago is an eye-opening exploration into how illnesses impact our relationships with family, friends and ourselves — and that healing the physical body is just the first step toward authentic wellness.

Find Your True Voice

Trained psychotherapist, Emmy Brunner, redefines what it means to experience trauma and gently guides you through the process of healing with 11 empowering steps that are guaranteed to help you gain full control over your journey to better mental health and happiness. If you find yourself plagued by anxiety, depression or low self-esteem and are constantly battling a voice in your head that tells you you’re not good enough, or if you struggle with body image and feel trapped in destructive patterns of behaviour, then Find Your True Voice is for you.

A Mindfulness Guide for Survival

Addressing issues such as change, uncertainty and loneliness, Ruby Wax uses her mindfulness expertise to show the reader how to be better prepared. Contains practical advice, with easy to follow, step-by-step exercises to better deal with whatever life throws at you.