Published: Tuesday December 10, 2013 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 10, 2013 MYT 8:06:25 AM

Christmas must-have books



Indulge family and friends with some of these books that will engage even the most discerning reader.

THE countdown to Christmas has begun and what better way to share your love than with a thoughtful gift? And what makes a more thoughtful gift than books? They’re something most people would appreciate and they can be treasured for a long time.

To help spread the season’s love, MPH has once again put together its Tokens Of Love catalogue that offers more than 500 titles of various genres and categories to choose from.

The Tokens Of Love 2013 theme is “Coming together as one” to remind customers about the importance of spending time with loved ones, especially during the holidays.

The catalogue is available at all MPH Bookstores so grab one today to check out its special offers.

Star2 is also helping to add to seasonal cheer with a special deal for our readers that we worked out with MPH: you can enjoy an exclusive 25% discount on the book titles featured here by presenting these pages upon payment at any MPH bookstore in Malaysia (except MPH Bakti Siti Hasmah & MPH@KLIA).

The offer is limited to five books per customer per paired original page (ie, page 12 and 13; no photocopies allowed).

The offer is valid from today till Dec 31, 2013, while stocks last. It is not valid with other promotions and not exchangeable for cash. Note that cover images published may differ from available stock.

Do also look out for more great discounted titles on Sunday!

Some of the available titles are: 

ETCH OUT: 978-0007554775

Collins Business Secrets Box Set (retail price: RM179.90) – Learn essential trade secrets from the best in the business with this box set. It lets readers in on tips that expert and top professionals use to stay on top. Collected together for the first time are 10 titles: Communication by Carolyn Boyes, Finance Basics by Stuart Warner, Leadership and Management by Michael Heath, Marketing by Peter Spalton, Negotiating by David Brown, People Management by Rus Slater, Presentations by Martin Manser, Project Management by Matthew Bachelor and Selling by Nick Constable. 

PLEASE ETCH OUT: 978-1612680156

Rich Dad Classics Boxed Set by Robert Kiyosaki (RP: RM79.90) – This contains three titles from Kiyosaki’s popular Rich Dad, Poor Dad series, including the original Rich Dad, Poor Dad, the bestselling personal finance guide that started it all, The Cash Flow Quadrant, which reveals why some people work less and earn more than others, and Rich Dad’s Guide To Investing, on how investment risk can be reduced and how earned income can be converted into passive as well as portfolio income.

One Direction: Where We Are by One Direction (RP: RM69.90) – This is the only official book from the mega popular band, charting their journey over the last year and a half – from the places they visited and fans they met as well as their hopes and dreams, and highs and lows. Packed with exclusive photos, backstage snapshots, handwritten annotations and brand new insights into the boys’ world, this is a book for every fan. 


David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits And The Art Of Battling Giants by Malcom Gladwell (RP: RM57.90) – This is the dazzling and provocative new book from Malcolm Gladwell. The renowned columnist and social commentator takes us on a journey through the hidden dynamics that shape the balance of power between the small and the mighty. Drawing on the stories of remarkable underdogs, history, science and psychology, Gladwell demonstrates how we misunderstand the true meaning of advantage and disadvantage.


Lonely Planet’s The Food Book (RP: RM95) – From markets and street food to fine dining and raucous family feasts, you’ll find plenty in these pages to satisfy your lust for new flavours, textures and aromas. Journey through countries with the richest and proudest culinary traditions, explore each of their essential produce and defining dishes, and discover even the odd recipe to try at home. 


Lonely Planet’s Discover Japan (RP: RM106.40) – Your passport to the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, skip, and the hidden discoveries that await you. Uncover the delights of Japanese cuisine, bask in the awesome gaze of the country’s best temples or lower yourself into the tub in a classic Japanese onsen, only in Japan!

Hero by Rhonda Byrne (RP: RM82.50) – This latest project by Rhonda Byrne, author of the global bestseller The Secret, brings together the wisdom and insight of the 12 most successful people in the world today. By following their seemingly impossible journeys to success, she reveals that each of us is born with everything we need to live our greatest dream – and that by doing so we will fulfil our mission and literally change the world. 


Focus by Daniel Goleman (RP: RM54.95) – Psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-noticed and underrated mental asset. Goleman shows why high-achievers need all three kinds of focus, as those who excel rely on what he calls smart practices such as mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and recovery, positive emotions and connections, and mental prosthetics that help them improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence.

Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn by John C. Maxwell (RP: RM57.90) – Author John C. Maxwell offers practical frameworks and solutions that the reader can apply to their own situations. By reading through the featured stories, you can learn how to turn a negative situation into a powerful launching pad for your success. He walks you through the steps of growth and how to bounce back from your mistakes, so that you can refine your approach and try again.


The Art Of Negotiation by Michael Wheeler (RP: RM57.90) – A book that represents an important shift away from the search for a highly-structured sequence of moves to an emphasis on improvisation as the key to negotiation success. Applying them in real time requires an ability to be present that in turn depends on being able to deploy the very specific techniques that Michael Wheeler shares in this book. 

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, MPH, Christmas, MPH Tokens Of Love, titles, Star2, MPH Bookstore, discount, family, gift, 2013


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