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Looking for some reading inspiration? Browse our selection of curated booklists to find your next read.


Big Sporting Read

The Big Sporting Read is a collaboration between national charity The Reading Agency and BBC Arts, aiming to use the power of sport to inspire readers across the UK – highlighting the links between sporting excellence, reading, health and wellbeing.


Summer Reading Challenge 2024 – Marvellous Makers

Explore your creative side with this year’s Marvellous Makers books collection!

Reading Well for dementia

Reading Well for dementia recommends helpful reading for people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers.

Quick Reads 2024

Quick Reads will be gifted for World Book Night 2024. They aim to bring the joy and benefits of reading to everyone, including less confident readers.

April’s Booklist – Nature and Conservation

Earth Day 2024 was on 22 April. To celebrate, we have collated a booklist with a mix of poetry, fiction and non-fiction books with strong themes of nature and conservation.

March 2024 booklist – Wonder Women

To mark International Women’s Day, we have created a booklist that tell the stories of wonder women and girls.

February 2024 booklist – LGBTQ+ History Month

Our booklist this month is to celebrate stories with strong LGBTQ+ representation or that are by LGBTQ+ creators.

World Book Night 2023

In 2023, The Reading Agency will be gifted over 68,000 books to organisations across the country to give to people who don’t regularly read for pleasure or with limited access to books.

Big Eurovision Read

The Big Eurovision Read is for book-lovers and Eurovision fans to be ‘United by Music’. To get the conversation started, librarians across the UK have chosen twelve great books which have the power of music at their heart, and which will encourage readers to suggest other great titles with a musical theme.

January 2024 booklist – New Year, New Adventures

To kick off 2024 we have picked books that will either help you learn something new or will take you away on new adventures.

December 2023 booklist – The Reading Agency’s Books of the Year!

At The Reading Agency, we have read a lot of brilliant books over the past year; books that have made us laugh, cry and left us with a lot to discuss. Members of our team have picked the books that have stood out for them in 2024.

November 2023 booklist – Debuts

November marks National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo (as it’s more commonly known). We want to celebrate some of our favourite debut authors/illustrators of 2023.

October 2023 booklist – Poetry

National Poetry Day (5 October) is a day to share, read and even write poetry. To celebrate, we’ve put together some of our favourite poetry picks.

September 2023 booklist – STEM

National Coding Week is an annual event that aims to help adults, young people and children with learning digital skills. Here’s some books to celebrate.

August 2023 booklist – Escape with a Book

As lots of people head off on their holidays, we selected books that can transport a reader somewhere else even if they’re not going away.

July 2023 booklist – Turning the Page (historical books)

We also know that historical books are incredibly popular with readers, so we have picked 12 brilliant books that share brilliant stories set in the past.

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