Hive’s Top 10 Sellers in 2017

Our top 10 selling titles of 2017 on Hive.

#1 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

What if the jealous step sisters were supportive and kind? And what if the queen was the one really in charge of the kingdom?

Illustrated by sixty female artists from every corner of the globe, Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls introduces us to one hundred remarkable women and their extraordinary lives, from Ada Lovelace to Malala, Amelia Earhart to Michelle Obama.

Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing.

#2 Down to Earth

Unrivalled gardening wisdom from Monty Don, including essential tips, knowledge and musings from his 50 years of gardening experience.

Written as he talks, this is Monty Don right beside you in the garden, challenging norms and sharing advice.

Discover Monty’s thoughts and garden ideas around nature, seasons, colour, design, pests, flowering shrubs, containers, and much more.

Read about the month-by month jobs he does in his own garden that he hopes are relevant to you.

Monty’s intimate and lyrical writing is accompanied by photos of his garden, showing areas rarely seen on television.

#3 The Book of Dust

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford.

Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live.

Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

 #4 Doughnut Economics

Economics is broken.

It has failed to predict, let alone prevent, financial crises that have shaken the foundations of our societies.

Its outdated theories have permitted a world in which extreme poverty persists while the wealth of the super-rich grows year on year. And its blind spots have led to policies that are degrading the living world on a scale that threatens all of our futures. Can it be fixed?

In Doughnut Economics, Oxford academic Kate Raworth identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot that meets the needs of all within the means of the planet.

#5 Cheer Up Peter Reid

A popular and successful footballer, manager and now pundit and media personality, Peter Reid reveals all about his successes and failures in the game, from his humble beginnings growing up on Merseyside to reaching the highest level with club and country.

#6 The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**k

Fed up with pleasing everyone else before you please yourself?

Then it’s time to stop giving a f**k. This irreverent and practical book explains how to rid yourself of unwanted obligations, shame, and guilt – and give your f**ks instead to people and things that make you happy.

From family dramas to having a bikini body, the simple ‘NotSorry Method’ for mental decluttering will help you unleash the power of not giving a f**k and will free you to spend your time, energy and money on the things that really matter.

#7 Gambling For Life

Gambling For Life reflects one man’s extraordinary passion for gambling.

How he cannot live without it. And how he knows that even if he loses all of his money, he can never be a loser.

#8 The Lost Words

All over the country, there are words disappearing from children’s lives.

These are the words of the natural world – Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone.

The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children’s minds.

#9 The Greatest Magician in the World

Prepare to be amazed! Elliot is mad about magic. Completely and utterly mad. It’s all he talks about, all he thinks about, and even all he dreams about! And it’s not surprising, because magic is in Elliot’s blood.

His great grandfather had once been known as The Greatest Magician in the World and Elliot is desperate to follow in his footsteps.

But it’s tricky when the only magic book in the library is missing half its pages, and there’s no one around to teach you.

But all that’s about to change when Elliot discovers a long lost letter from his great grandfather and embarks on a magical adventure that could change his life forever!

#10 The Wellbeing Journal

Explore your inner world and be inspired with The Wellbeing Journal.

Developed in partnership with Mind, the mental health charity, each page of this gorgeous journal has been thoughtfully crafted and it includes activities, colouring, drawing prompts, contemplative quotes and lots of space for you to write about your own thoughts, feelings and experiences.

Creativity and reflection can have a powerful, positive influence on our lives.

After more? Then check out the top 50 list over on Pinterest to see what ones you might have missed!

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