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Hobby Books to Inspire You in 2024

Tired of doing the same thing? Then why not start a new hobby in 2024? Check out some of our favourite hobby books to help you pick up new skills and have some fun learning something new.

Hobby Books to Inspire You 2024

52 Weeks of Easy Knits


52 Weeks of Easy Knits is a contemporary collection of 52 uncomplicated knitting patterns, ranging from beanies, mittens and scarves to sweaters, socks and cardigans, from Nordic knitting experts Laine. For people who are picking up needles for the very first time, or for experienced knitters who are looking for an effortless comfort project, this gorgeous book contains a fun, cosy and modern knitting pattern for every week of the year – each one a pleasure to knit.

The Sweet Life Painting and Coloring Book

Sacree Frangine

Featuring twenty beautiful coloring designs created by French duo Sacree Frangine, this unique painting and coloring book has extra thick paper inside can that accommodate watercolor paint, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, brush markers, or any coloring medium. Designs depicting moments that make life sweet-a bowl of fruit, a bouquet of flowers, a loving embrace, a scenic vista-are as therapeutic to color as they are charming to display.

Chess From Beginner to Winner

Kevin Bordi & Samy Robin

Want to learn chess? Not sure where to start? Go from beginner to winner quicker than you ever imagined with this simple-to-follow guide! Chess streaming sensation Kévin Bordi and FIDE master Samy Robin introduce you to a world of fun and excitement. Drawing on their experiences and unique playing style, they demystify the rules of the games, arm you with winning tactics and propel you towards success. With more than 450 annotated illustrations, you will gain invaluable tips and tricks to refine your strategies and finally understand what is going on in the heads of champions.

CIY: Crochet-It-Yourself

Emma Wright

In this fresh and modern guide to crochet, Emma Wright shows you how to create your own stylish crochet collection. Once you have mastered the basics, Emma will show you how to confidently play with color and pattern to make clothes that suit you style and add your own creative flair to.

15-Minute Art: Watercolour

Jola Sopek

Explore the art of watercolour with 50 15-minute projects. From fruits and fish to flowers, animals and patterns, illustrator Jola Sopek encourages you to explore this popular craft in a relaxing, free and fun way. Each project can be completed in no more than six steps and includes practice pages, colour swatches and helpful hints to make light work of your artworks. Featuring traceable templates of all 50 projects, this book will helps you to get over the fear of the blank page and proves that watercolour painting doesn’t have to be intimidating. An engaging and inspiring hobby, 15-minute Art Watercolour inspires you to tap into your creativity for just a few minutes every day.

All You Need Is Rhythm & Grit

Cory Wharton-Malcolm

Think running isn’t for you? Running coach Cory Wharton-Malcolm challenges this idea head-on with this joyful love letter to running and motivational guide for beginners. Advocating running as an inclusive and community-focused activity, Cory shows us how to celebrate the incredible mind-body connection by getting your trainers on and starting your running journey from the couch to the end of the road and beyond. Part self-help book, part hobby inspiration.

Jean-Michel Basquiat Ludo Board Game


Jean-Michel Basquiat is one of the best known artists of his generation and is widely considered one of the most important of the 20th century. The Jean-Michel Basquiat Ludo Classic Board Game from Galison is a classic ludo board game featuring iconic work by Jean Michel Basquiat. The game includes 16 wooden pieces, and dice.

The Guardian Cryptic Crosswords 4

Lose yourself in another mystifying collection of puzzles from the UK’s most devious cryptic crossword creators. The Guardian’s cryptic crosswords are enjoyed by hundreds of thousands of people every day. Now you can test your powers of linguistic deduction and lateral thinking against 120 classic puzzles from the Guardian’s extensive archives with the fourth book in the Guardian cryptic crossword series.

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