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Non-Fiction

This selection of memoirs, essays, history, cookery and more will stretch your mind, make you question and of course, get you reading more! You can download e-books through apps such as Libby from OverDrive and BorrowBox. Let us know what you think of the books on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency and #NonFictionNovember.

Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald
Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas
Taking Up Space: The Black Girl's Manifesto for Change by Chelsea Kwakye, and Ore Ogunbiyi
I Am Not Your Baby Mother: THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER by Candice Brathwaite
Sex Power Money: The Sunday Times Bestseller by Sara Pascoe
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History of Knowledge Under Attack by Richard Ovenden
A Tomb With a View: The Stories and Glories of Graveyards by Peter Ross
The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis by Christiana Figueres, and Tom Rivett-Carnac
The Little Library Christmas by Kate Young
Your Life In My Hands - a Junior Doctor's Story by Rachel Clarke
Behind the Enigma: The Authorised History of GCHQ, Britain's Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency by John Ferris
The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor by Eddie Jaku
A Promised Land by Barack Obama

Booker Prize 2020 shortlist

The Booker Prize has announced its 2020 shortlist, featuring the six books in contention for the prestigious literary prize. You can download e-books through apps such as Libby from OverDrive and BorrowBox. Let us know what you think of the books on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency and #2020BookerPrize.

This Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga
The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi
Real Life by Brandon Taylor
Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
The New Wilderness by Diane Cook

#ReadingWomen: Celebrating 25 Years of the Women's Prize for Fiction

Take on the reading challenge and read all 25 winners of the Women’s Prize for Fiction, including 2020’s winner Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet, and join the digital bookclub at #ReadingWomen to share your thoughts, aided by the brand new reading guides, exclusive author interviews and extracts. You can now also vote for your favourite and help crown our overall Winner of Winners in November. You can download e-books through apps such as Libby from OverDrive and BorrowBox. Let us know what you think of the books on Twitter and Instagram using @readingagency and #ReadingWomen.

May We Be Forgiven by A. M. Homes
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
On Beauty by Zadie Smith
Larry's Party by Carol Shields
The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht
Small Island: Winner of the 'best of the best' Orange Prize by Andrea Levy
When I Lived In Modern Times by Linda Grant
Home: Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction by Marilynne Robinson
A Crime in the Neighborhood: Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction by Suzanne Berne
The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
Property: Winner of the Women's Prize for Fiction by Valerie Martin
The Road Home by Rose Tremain
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
How to be Both by Ali Smith
The Glorious Heresies: Winner of the Baileys' Women's Prize for Fiction 2016 by Lisa McInerney
We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
The Power: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION by Naomi Alderman
The Idea of Perfection: Picador Classic by Kate Grenville
Home Fire: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018 by Kamila Shamsie
Fugitive Pieces: Bloomsbury Modern Classics by Anne Michaels
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Half of a Yellow Sun (4th Estate Matchbook Classics) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
A Spell of Winter: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION by Helen Dunmore
Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

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