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Everything you need to know about the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People

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The best books to read in the new year.
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10 books everyone will be reading in January 2020

Memoirs, essays and thrillers to shake up your reading.

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A New Year’s book resolution to share with your loved ones

Broaden your horizons with this free and simple gift

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The 10 books people start but rarely finish, for bookworms in need of a challenge

Does your literary stamina stand the test of these unread titles?

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Barack Obama’s annual reading list is here to prove that sexist “chick lit” theory wrong

The former President's favourite books from the year was filled with refreshing titles.

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30 of literature’s most inspirational quotes about strength

In need of some support and inspiration? Maya Angelou, Michelle Obama, Harper Lee and more have encouraging words for you.

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28 of the best TV series based on books

From page to screen, here are TV adaptations that are as good as the books they're based on.

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12 of the best books to read this Christmas

Get into the Christmas spirit with one of these festive books.

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The 29 books everyone will be raving about in 2020

Hilary Mantel, Eimear McBride, Layla Saad – here are the new books to pre-order now.

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Best historical fiction by women.
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Incredible reads based on true-life tales

Unmissable historical books from Hilary Mantel to Yaa Gyasi.

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The best books about female heroes of the World Wars

The stories of women including Noor Inayat Khan and Martha Gellhorn.

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New fairytales by Rebecca Solnit, Malorie Blackman, Jeanette Winterson and Kamila Shamsie.
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Kamila Shamsie and Malorie Blackman to write feminist retellings of fairytales

There are no happy ever afters here.

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The 11 best fiction and feminist reads for November

From Elizabeth Strout to Emma Forrest, these 11 incredible books will excite your mind and heart this winter.

10 books by Margaret Atwood you need to read.
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From The Handmaid's Tale to The Blind Assassin, discover Margaret Atwood’s unmissable books

Feminist, unflinching, funny and addictive – these are the Margaret Atwood books everyone should own.

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Bernardine Evaristo won the Booker Prize 2019.
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“There’s everything to play for”: Bernardine Evaristo meets Black Girls Book Club

The first black woman to win the Booker discusses her long career with the founders of Black Girls Book Club.

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The best horror books by women to get you ready for Halloween

If you’re looking for the undead or some scary supernatural happenings, look no further.

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Elena Favilli is writing Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World.
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Bestselling book series to celebrate the immigrant women who changed the world

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The best YA books that you’ll love as an adult

Who says YA is just for teenagers?

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The best books about witches.
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11 of the best books about witches

These books will cast a spell over you.

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The books we fell in (and sometimes out of) love with in 2009

The novels we couldn't stop talking about.

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Autumn reads, breakout poetry and non-fiction books everyone will be talking about

October’s books are an unmissable mix of thrillers, true-life tales and iconic women writers.

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