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Tall Tales

If you’ve got the January blues how abut escaping with a myth, legend or fairy tale? These books are retellings and adaptations of stories you might already know, but with a difference. You’ll be transported to worlds near and far, inspired by both ancient and more modern stories. See a text version of the list. Let us know what you think on Twitter and Instagram using #TallTales and @readingagency.

The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories by Angela Carter
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
The Children of Jocasta by Natalie Haynes
Home Fire: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 by Kamila Shamsie
Circe: The Sunday Times Bestseller by Madeline Miller
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
House of Names by Colm Toibin
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
The Mere Wife by Maria Headley
Heroes: Mortals and Monsters, Quests and Adventures by Stephen Fry

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.

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