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Lasting Letters

Valentine’s Day got us thinking about love letters, and how many incredible books there are that feature letters. We’ve put together a selection of books about letters, featuring letters, and even written as one long letter. See a text version of the list. Let us know what you think on Twitter and Instagram using #LastingLetters and @readingagency.

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (Author)
Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Dear Committee Members by Julie Schumacher
Letters of Note: Correspondence Deserving of a Wider Audience by Shaun Usher
Autumn by Karl Ove Knausgaard, Ingvild Burkey, and Vanessa Baird
Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff
Smothered: A Novel by Autumn Chiklis
Dear Fahrenheit 451: A Librarian's Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to Her Books by Annie Spence

LGBT History Month

February has been dedicated to LGBT History Month since it began in the UK in 2005. We’ve put together a selection of books to mark the month. See a text version of the list. Let us know what you think on Twitter and Instagram using #LGBTHM and @readingagency.

Every Day by David Levithan
The Essential Dykes To Watch Out For by Alison Bechdel
The Kid, The: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant by Dan Savage
Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation by Kate Bornstein, and S. Bear Bergman
The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
The Gender Games: The Problem With Men and Women, From Someone Who Has Been Both by Juno Dawson
Madness by Sam Sax
The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst
The House of Impossible Beauties: 'Equal parts attitude, intelligence and eyeliner.' - Marlon James by Joseph Cassara
Release by Patrick Ness
Bingo Love Volume 1 by Tee Franklin, Jenn St. Onge, Joy San, and Genevieve FT
When Katie Met Cassidy by Camille Perri
All Out: The No-Longer-Secret Stories Of Queer Teens Throughout The Ages by Saundra Mitchell

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.

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