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We checked out some of the books available at Bermuda Bookstore and local online book curator Royalty Bookstore for a range of titles including on finances, psychology, reducing waste and a fun cookbook looking at recipes of yesteryear by a Bermudian author.

The Psychology of Money

By Morgan Housel

Taking a different perspective on how we spend money, Morgan Housel shares 19 short stories that look at the psychology behind our relationship with money. Housel, a partner in the Collaborative Fund – a leading source of capital for innovative entrepreneurs – explores how it is that our behaviour towards money can dictate our financial success and unique view of the world mixed with many other influences. The Psychology of Money was Royalty Bookstore’s May pick for their Money Matters Book Club that takes place at the Bermuda National Library. Visit @royaltybda on Instagram for more information.

Anatomy of a Breakthrough

By Adam Alter

If you’re finding yourself stuck in a rut, maybe it’s a mid-life crisis or you’re feeling trapped and uninspired in your current job, this may be the book for you. Adam Alter guides readers through his two decades of research and through hands-on, practical examples helps you break free from thoughts, habits, jobs and relationships that are potentially holding you back from achieving your full potential. With a mix of stories, anecdotes and interviews, all backed with scientific studies, this book will help you see some of the greatest tools, many in plain sight, to help get unstuck and reach your goals.

Perfectly Good Food: A Totally Achievable Zero Waste Approach to Home Cooking

By Margaret Li and Irene Li

It can be pretty discouraging to open up the fridge and try to figure out putting together a decent meal with the bits and bobs of leftovers, wilted veggies and almost-empty-jars. But along with reducing our waste and saving money, this cookbook is full of tips and adaptable recipes that will make opening the fridge endlessly inspiring instead of a drag. Written by two sisters who have worked in the restaurant business for a decade, they put the professional know-how of reducing restaurant waste and therefore cutting costs into this bright and informative book but make it easily adaptable for home cooks.

Baking Yesteryear: The Best Recipes from the 1900s to the 1980s

B. Dylan Hollis

If you haven’t yet had a chance to watch Bermudian and TikTok sensation B. Dylan Hollis make some of the wackiest historical recipes and be completely and hilariously surprised by some of the results (both the good and the bad), make sure to spend some time enjoying his social media channels. Then enjoy the fact that he’s baked hundreds of recipes from many old and antique cookbooks, and picked the best of the best from each decade, and included only a few of the flops, in his first cookbook all done with his trademark wit and perfectly timed puns.

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