JSHealth Team's Top Holiday Reads

As the festive season rolls in, it’s the perfect time to unwind by immersing yourself in a great book. There is incredible power in storytelling and its ability to inspire, comfort and challenge us. 

We’ve asked our team at the JSHealth HQ to share their top book recommendation - a read that has deeply resonated, broadened perspectives or simply offered a welcome respite from the daily grind. Whether you're seeking a thought-provoking read or a heartwarming story, these selections promise something for every reader. 

Read on to discover our team's top picks and the reasons they hold a special place in their hearts.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

“This story is a beautiful message about life wrapped in a creative journey narrative that ultimately inspires us to follow our dreams, take the opportunities that come our way, and find lessons and growth from the challenges. So many golden nuggets of wisdom in these pages!"

- Lolita Walters, Head of Copy + Editorial 

In Memoriam by Alice Winn

This book broke my heart and healed it at the same time. I still cannot believe it is a debut novel! It was absolutely breathtaking."

- Brooke McCarthy, Executive Assistant 

Bluets by Maggie Nelson

It's a collection of thought-provoking, laughable and lovable stories about my favourite colour BLUE!”

- Cian Ryan, Customer Care Consultant 

Something Blue by Alex Sarkis 

It's reminiscent of my own experiences as an Australian-Lebanese girl in her early 20’s. This is so close to my heart because of how relatable it is – it’s everything I cherish and everything that is challenging about growing up with the family that I have."

- Amanda Nasr, E-Commerce Manager

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi 

“I read this book in only a few sittings. A modern romance novel set in the Caribbean that was fluffy enough for a beach read whilst still delving into complex themes of grief, loss and how we navigate both romantic and platonic relationships.”

- Victoria Wicks, Head of JSHealth Content 

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

This is a book about YOU, in a holistic context. It is about provoking you to examine your core defining traits; personality, character, principles and ethics.

I loved this book! It was great for broadening my mind and allowed me to implement strategies to improve my daily habits and productivity.”

- Phoebe Kinsey, Regulatory Affairs Assistant

The End of Bias: Can we Change our Minds? by Jessica Nordell 

“This book is a compelling journey that challenges us to confront the biases we may unknowingly carry. Backed by statistics, it deep dives into the roots of biases that shape our world, offering not just insight but tangible solutions to challenge and change them. A must-read for anyone seeking to foster understanding and empathy in their work and life!

- Christine Belista, Copywriter

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Wow – this book really got me in the feels! It is definitely a rollercoaster of emotions that tugs at your heartstrings. The story is a beautiful yet poignant exploration of love and strength, making it VERY hard to put down.” 

- Sarah Harris, Influencer Marketing Manager

Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

“This book is definitely not a chilled read but it is absolutely a necessary read! These women's stories will break your heart, make you furious with the world but they are three stories that have common threads of female sexuality and desire that we can all relate to. I honestly cannot recommend it more and would even recommend it for men. I would hope that it could change some people's perspectives of female desire.”

- Azura Jenkins, Naturopath

Rise by Siya Kolisi

Rise encapsulates the incredible journey of Siya Kolisi, from hardship to leading the Springboks to victory in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. His tale is an inspiring testament to the power of resilience, determination and unwavering hope. It quietly highlights the principles behind a great leader and the importance of purpose in leadership.” 

- Jonny Brock, Head of Finance 

Unwind and rejuvenate this festive season with the JSHealth App. Packed with 700+ healthy recipes, workouts and mindfulness practises, it's the ultimate wellness companion in your pocket. Enjoy the app free with every JSHealth Vitamins purchase!