Book reviews

Find your local library to borrow or reserve a book.

Buy books for you or your group from hive.co.uk to support The Reading Agency and local bookshops at no additional cost to you.

Read on for our recommended reads. You can also search for any book you have read and leave a review, or search for a book to see what other readers thought.

Inspiration for NaNoWriMo: Debuts of 2018

Are you doing NaNoWriMo? If you need a bit of writing inspiration to get your big debut out, take a look at our favourite debuts of 2018. See a text version of the list. Let us know your favourite debut of the year on Twitter and Instagram using #NaNoWriMo and @readingagency.

Never Greener by Ruth Jones
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
Shrines of Upper Austria by Phoebe Power
Suicide Club: If you could live forever . . . would you? by Rachel Heng
Love, Hate And Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Vox: The bestselling gripping dystopian debut of 2018 that everyone's talking about! by Christina Dalcher
Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon
XX by Angela Chadwick
Pieces of Me by Natalie Hart
Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave by Richard Williams
The House Swap by Rebecca Fleet

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.

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