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02 August 2021

Book Guide and Signposting for Grief and Bereavement

This guide recommends books that can lend a hand in helping to understand and cope with grief, for yourself or those around you. There are recommendations for adults, young people, and children – all available in these three Reading Well...

28 July 2021

Adult August Booklist: For the Love of Books

To celebrate Book Lovers’ Day on 9 August, we have compiled a list of books all about the joy of reading, bookshops and libraries! The list also includes titles which think are perfect for inspiring a love of reading.

28 July 2021

August Booklist for Children & Young People: For the Love of Books

It’s safe to say, here at The Reading Agency, we love books. And we know you do too! So, we have created a booklist to celebrate Book Lovers Day on 9th August 2021. This list includes titles for toddlers, children,...

20 July 2021

Getting in touch with nature

Want to reconnect with nature and learn about our planet and all its wonders through reading? Dive into a good book with our best nature picks.

20 July 2021

Crime and Thriller

Struggling to get into reading? Can’t find a book to keep you hooked? Why not take your pick from this selection of these gripping Crime and Thriller titles…

20 July 2021

Sporting Titles

A selection of twelve sport-related titles to get you inspired!

19 July 2021

Choose Songbirds for your next Reading Group

We are pleased to be able to offer downloadable Reading Group questions for Songbirds, the powerful follow-up to The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra’s daughter; at night...

15 July 2021

Radio 2 Book Club titles April-June 2021

Here are all the titles recommended by the Radio 2 Book Club on the Steve Wright in the Afternoon Show from April to June 2021. These books were chosen in collaboration with librarians in the UK. You can find out more...

07 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Welsh Book Collection

The Books Council of Wales have curated a list of Welsh language books to reflect the Wild World Heroes theme, as extra inspiration for Welsh speaking participants in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Visit your local library to borrow books...

04 June 2021

Refugee Week Booklist

Refugee Week is 14-20 June 2021. We have worked with our publisher partners to create a booklist to help children, young people and adults understand the realities refugees around the world face, and sympathise with their experiences. The list contains...

27 May 2021

2021 Quick Reads!

A list of the 2021 Quick Reads. You can purchase your copies here

17 May 2021

Adult July Booklist: Nature and Wildlife

Nature and wildlife have been a respite for many over the past year. This booklist includes a mixture of fiction, memoir, poetry and non-fiction, covering the restorative powers of swimming and gardening, the history of our relationship with sheep, animals...

17 May 2021

Adult June Booklist: Around the World

This month we’re celebrating books from around the world – those which immerse us into a different landscape, culture or community. There are books that take us from Burma to Alabama, Trinidad to Italy, translated from Hebrew, Russian, Japanese and...

17 May 2021

Children and Young People's July Booklist: Nature and Wildlife

July marks the start of the Summer Reading Challenge, which this year is in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We have created a booklist inspired by the theme Nature and Wildlife, with a mix of fiction, non-fiction, picture books...

17 May 2021

Children and Young People's June Booklist: Around the World

This month we’re travelling around the world with a selection of fantastic books for children and young people. This list includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages, and includes a number of translated books. There...

06 May 2021

Adult May Booklist - Back in Time

May marks Local and Community History Month and we have curated a booklist that brings together all different strands of British history, from the 1590s to the 1980s. There is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, with something for every...

06 May 2021

Children and Young People's Booklist: Back in Time

May marks Local and Community History Month and we have curated a booklist that brings together all different strands of British history, with a few stories that look further afield too. There is a mix of fiction, non-fiction and poetry,...

23 April 2021

Read, Talk, Share Bloomsbury reading list

Bloomsbury has put together a list of fiction and non-fiction books that deal with loneliness and mental health issues, as well as other fiction titles that can help bring people together and spark conversations in Reading Friends sessions. This book...

08 April 2021

The Strawberry Thief Reading Group Guide

If you are reading The Strawberry Thief as part of a reading group, here are some questions and resources to help get you started created by the author Joanne Harris. Warning: questions may contain spoilers!

01 April 2021

April 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Books to Make You Smile

World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. Presented by The Reading Agency, and in partnership with...

25 March 2021

The latest Quick Reads!

Quick Reads are short books written by bestselling authors. If you’re new to reading, struggle to find the time for longer books or want to try out some new authors – Quick Reads are the answer! These six titles were...

11 March 2021

Quick Reads versions of bestsellers!

We’ve gathered together six Quick Reads versions of bestsellers! If you’ve been wanting to see what all the fuss is about or join in the discussions on bestsellers but find the full text too long, try the Quick Reads version! If...

11 March 2021

Reading Ahead Ambassadors share their favourite books

If you’re just starting out on your reading journey or looking to try something new, why not take a recommendation from the experts! These six titles have been recommended by our Reading Ahead ambassadors and cover a range of topics and...

11 March 2021

Latest titles written by our Reading Ahead Ambassadors

Check out the latest titles written by our Reading Ambassadors, they cover a range of genres and topics so there’s something for everyone!

11 March 2021

Quick Reads by our Reading Ahead Ambassadors

A booklist of Quick Read texts written by our Reading Ahead Ambassadors.

04 March 2021

March 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Wonder Women

March is Women’s History Month, so we have created a booklist to celebrate some of our favourite stories about inspirational girls and women or fantastic books written by them. We hope that you will enjoy reading and discussing these stories...

23 February 2021

Bloomsbury's Read, Talk, Share booklist

Bloomsbury has created a booklist for libraries and other organisations participating in The Reading Agency’s Read, Talk, Share campaign. The list can be used by people looking for books tackling loneliness, isolation, mental health issues, and maintaining human connection during...

23 February 2021

Book guide - Reading Well for children

Books that help children deal with worries, feel better and get through tough times. A detailed overview of the books on the Reading Well for children scheme and helpful signposting to resources and e-lending.

16 February 2021

List of all previous World Book Night titles

This is a list of all books that have been on the World Book Night booklists since 2011. You can use this list to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Book Night.

10 February 2021

Reading Well for children booklist

Reading Well for children booklist