Waterstones launches huge half price sale, where books start at just 25p

Anya Meyerowitz
·2-min read
Looking for a good January read? Take advantage of Waterstones sale. (Getty Images)
Looking for a good January read? Take advantage of Waterstones sale. (Getty Images)

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Books allow us a moment of escape. A chance to step into the shoes of someone else for a while, learn of adventures, other parts of the world, other people, other dreams...

And this dreary January, we couldn’t be more in need of a bit of escapism.

Luckily, the people over at Waterstones understand the need to get lost in a book better than anyone else and have launched a huge half price clearance sale, with prices starting from just 25p.

So, we’ve scoured the digital shelves and picked out six of our favourites to get stuck into this new year.

Here are 6 top picks

A Promised Land | £17.50 (Was £35)

The biggest book of the decade is a Presidential memoir like no other. Recounting Barack Obama’s journey to the White House in matchless, eloquent prose, A Promised Land is utterly essential reading.

Eat Better Forever: 7 Ways to Transform Your Diet | £20.99 (Was £26.99)

In Eat Better Forever, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall provides readers with tools to improve their eating habits, and therefore their life - permanently. To help it all happen, he's included his 100 healthiest recipes yet.

The Thursday Murder Club | £12.99 (Was £14.99)

Laced with killer one-liners and artfully constructed twists, the debut novel from quiz show favourite Richard Osman centres on a posse of pensionable Poirots investigating the suspicious demise of a property developer.

Cook, Eat, Repeat | £13 (Was £26)

With witty essays about food and tantalising recipes from her kitchen, Nigella Lawson shares her culinary philosophy in this delicious volume.

7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week | £13 (Was £26)

Make everyday meals more exciting and learn new ways to reinvent your favourite ingredients with Amazon’s No. 1 bestselling cookbook, featuring 120 tasty recipes, including those from Jamie Oliver's hit Channel 4 TV show Keep Cooking Family Favourites.

A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future | £10 (Was £20)

Empowering and inspiring, David Attenborough’s new autobiography sends a powerful message about the crucial importance of will in tackling the climate crisis and preserving our precious ecosystem for generations to come.

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