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Climate Change

This month we’re travelling to alternative worlds, and worlds that don’t seem too different from our own with our climate change booklist. Full of fiction and non-fiction, this list will get you thinking about how you can make a positive impact on the world. See the full list. Let us know what you think on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency and #ClimateChange.

The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard
Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood
Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta
The Swan Book by Alexis Wright
Black Wave by Michelle Tea
Clade by James Bradley
The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them by Alex Rogers
There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years by Mike Berners-Lee
On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal by Naomi Klein
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg
Letters to the Earth: Writing to a Planet in Crisis by Emma Thompson

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