World Book Day

World Book Day: The Luxe Team’s Top Picks

To celebrate World Book Day (7 March), the Luxe team shares their favourite reads…

UNESCO created World Book Day on 23 April 1995 as a worldwide celebration. The aim? To change lives through a love of books and reading. Across the UK, most children will be dressing up as their favourite book characters to celebrate, but here at Luxe HQ, we’re sharing our favourite reads to inspire fellow bookworms…

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

David Stubbs, Creative Director

“This book is the memoir by the creator of Nike. It provides great insight into how the business was built from scratch, how the name was created, and covers the business and life challenges in its evolution into one of the world’s most recognisable brands.”

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Elysia Fryer, Magazine Editor


“A truly heartwarming story to help you slow down, settle the mind, feed the soul and remind us that we’re never alone. I picked up this book at the beginning of the COVID pandemic and it was such a calming influence, and now I read it to my children with the same effect. Its ability to cross generations and have a lasting influence is remarkable.”

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Nicole Wood, Online Editor

“I love nothing more than switching off, diving into a good book, and escaping from reality. Choosing my favourite Lisa Jewell book is almost impossible, but if I had to pick one, it would be the first one I read: Then She Was Gone. This psychological thriller is a real page-turner and will have you hooked from start to finish. Expect twists, turns, and shocking moments throughout.”

The Man Who Risked It All by Laurent Gounelle

Caroline Dask, Journalist

“This book has taught me that no matter who you are, you can have everything you want in life as long as you’re putting yourself out there and stop looking for excuses not to move forward in life. It’s a revolutionary book but it’s not for everyone as I think you need to be very self-aware, able to reflect, and ready to confront yourself in situations where something is not going the way you want it to go. A psychologist and personal development specialist has written this book. It’s more of a story rather than a motivational personal development book and I have learned so much through the main character, it actually changed my outlook on life.”

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

Euan Underwood, Designer

“My children and I love all of Oliver Jeffers’ books, but Lost and Found is a favourite bedtime read in our household. It follows the story of a boy and a penguin who can’t live without each other. All of his books are magical with plenty of beautiful illustrations. Special mention also has to go to ‘Stuck’ and ‘The Hueys in The New Jumper’”

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Debi Coldwell, Sales Director

“Anything by Dan Brown is a favourite of mine. I love conspiracy theories and if it was a real job I would love to be a symbologist and would be begging Robert Langdon for a job. It was almost impossible to choose a favourite, but I think The Lost Symbol wins, with the Da Vinci Code a close second.”

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Rachel March, Office Manager

“Choosing my favourite book was a tricky task, but I think it has to be The Handmaid’s Tale. I knew I would love it from the first page. It is brilliantly written and thought-provoking. The writer beautifully describes every detail.”