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Women's Prize for Fiction 2022

The Women’s Prize for Fiction Shortlist has been announced and shines a spotlight on outstanding, ambitious original fiction by women from anywhere in the world. Check out the full list.

Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Great Circle

Maggie Shipstead

Sorrow and Bliss: A BBC Two Between the Covers pick by Meg Mason

Sorrow and Bliss: A BBC Two Between the Covers pick

Meg Mason

The Bread the Devil Knead by Lisa Allen-Agostini

The Bread the Devil Knead

Lisa Allen-Agostini

The Island of Missing Trees: Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Of The Year Award by Elif Shafak

The Island of Missing Trees: Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Of The Year Award

Elif Shafak

The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

The Book of Form and Emptiness

Ruth Ozeki

The Sentence: Pulitzer Prize Winning author of The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

The Sentence: Pulitzer Prize Winning author of The Night Watchman

Louise Erdrich

The Wolfson History Prize Shortlist 2022

The Wolfson History Prize, the UK’s most prestigious history writing prize, has today revealed their shortlist for 2022. Celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this year, the prize showcases the best accessible historical non-fiction titles from the previous year. Find out more about the shortlist.

Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688 by Clare Jackson

Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688

Clare Jackson

The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World by Malcolm Gaskill

The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World

Malcolm Gaskill

God: An Anatomy - As heard on Radio 4 by Francesca Stavrakopoulou

God: An Anatomy - As heard on Radio 4

Francesca Stavrakopoulou

Going to Church in Medieval England by Nicholas Orme

Going to Church in Medieval England

Nicholas Orme

Fallen Idols: Twelve Statues That Made History by Alex Von Tunzelmann

Fallen Idols: Twelve Statues That Made History

Alex Von Tunzelmann

The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs by Marc David Baer

The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs

Marc David Baer

International Booker Prize Shortlist 2022

The judges of the 2022 International Booker Prize have revealed the six shortlisted books representing the finest translated fiction from around the world. Wildly original works of literature that will captivate readers, this year’s shortlisted books all explore trauma, whether on an individual or societal level. Find out more about the Shortlist. Your reading group can also apply to shadow the shortlist of the Prize, with full details over on our noticeboard.

The Books of Jacob by Olga Tokarczuk, and Jennifer Croft

The Books of Jacob

Olga Tokarczuk, and, Jennifer Croft

Cursed Bunny by Bora Chung

Cursed Bunny

Bora Chung

Elena Knows by Claudia Pineiro, and Frances Riddle

Elena Knows

Claudia Pineiro, and, Frances Riddle

A New Name: Septology VI-VII by Jon Fosse, and Damion Searls

A New Name: Septology VI-VII

Jon Fosse, and, Damion Searls

Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree

Tomb of Sand

Geetanjali Shree

Heaven by Mieko Kawakami

Heaven

Mieko Kawakami

The Reading Agency's February Booklist: LGBT+ History Month

Discover The Reading Agency’s February booklist celebrating the voices and stories of the LGBT+ community. There is compelling non-fiction, captivating romance and heart-stopping sci-fi among this selection of classic and brand-new titles. Check out the full list. Let us know what you think of the books on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency.

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death by Lillian Faderman

Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death

Lillian Faderman

The Queer Bible by Jack Guinness

The Queer Bible

Jack Guinness

Dangerous Remedy by Kat Dunn

Dangerous Remedy

Kat Dunn

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre by Robin Talley

The Love Curse of Melody McIntyre

Robin Talley

No Modernism Without Lesbians by Diana Souhami

No Modernism Without Lesbians

Diana Souhami

This Alien Shore by C.S. Friedman

This Alien Shore

C.S. Friedman

No Shame: a queer life in suburbia by Tom Allen

No Shame: a queer life in suburbia

Tom Allen

The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice by Shon Faye

The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice

Shon Faye

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin (author)

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

Emily Austin (author)

Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth

Plain Bad Heroines

Emily M. Danforth

Memorial by Bryan Washington

Memorial

Bryan Washington

Of Solids and Surds: Notes for Noel Sturgeon, Marilyn Hacker, Josh Lukin, Mia Wolff, Bill Stribling, and Bob White by Samuel R Delany

Of Solids and Surds: Notes for Noel Sturgeon, Marilyn Hacker, Josh Lukin, Mia Wolff, Bill Stribling, and Bob White

Samuel R Delany

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Bestiary

K-Ming Chang

Detransition, Baby: Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2021 and Top Ten The Times Bestseller by Torrey Peters

Detransition, Baby: Longlisted for the Women's Prize 2021 and Top Ten The Times Bestseller

Torrey Peters

The Reading Agency's Books of the Year 2021

At The Reading Agency, we have read a lot of brilliant books over the past year; books that have made us laugh, cry and get through those challenging lockdown months. Members of our team have picked the book that stood out to them and shared a few words on why they loved it. We hope you find some inspiration for your next read, or perhaps spot a few titles you have enjoyed yourself! Find out more about the list. Let us know what you think of the books on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency and #BooksOfTheYear.

Open Water: Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2021 by Caleb Azumah Nelson

Open Water: Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2021

Caleb Azumah Nelson

Klara and the Sun: The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller by Kazuo Ishiguro

Klara and the Sun: The #1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Kazuo Ishiguro

The Dictionary of Lost Words: The International Bestseller by Pip Williams

The Dictionary of Lost Words: The International Bestseller

Pip Williams

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez, and Megan McDowell

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

Mariana Enriquez, and, Megan McDowell

The Comfort Book: The instant No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller by Matt Haig

The Comfort Book: The instant No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

Matt Haig

The Paper Palace: The New York Times Number One Bestseller by Miranda Cowley Heller

The Paper Palace: The New York Times Number One Bestseller

Miranda Cowley Heller

All My Mothers by Joanna Glen

All My Mothers

Joanna Glen

The Coward by Jarred McGinnis

The Coward

Jarred McGinnis

More Than a Woman: The instant Sunday Times number one bestseller by Caitlin Moran

More Than a Woman: The instant Sunday Times number one bestseller

Caitlin Moran

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

Crying in H Mart

Michelle Zauner

Musa Okwonga - In The End, It Was All About Love by Musa Okwonga

Musa Okwonga - In The End, It Was All About Love

Musa Okwonga

Themed booklists

We’ve collected together some of our previous booklists on a variety of themes and topics. Take a look to find your next read.

Climate Change
Books of the Year
Non-fiction November 2019
NaNoWriMo – Debuts of 2019
Food, Glorious Food
Space Chase
Changemaker Reads
Side-splitting Stories
Dementia friendly booklist from Wendy Mitchell
All The World’s a Stage
International Women’s Day
Lasting Letters
Tall Tales
International Migrants Day
Books of the Year 2018
Inspiration for NaNoWriMo: Debuts of 2018
Non-fiction November
Spooky Reads
Summer 2018
Book to film adaptations
Inspirational Women
Pride 2018
Books of the Year 2017
Debuts of 2017
STEM Non-Fiction
A splash of colour for a grey day
Science fiction from the last twenty years
Women in translation
Hot, hot, hot!
Books to make you laugh and cry
Travel books
Romance reads without the cheese
Marmite reads
Back to school
City vs. Country

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