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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:

Mostyn Thomas and the Big Rave by Richard Williams
Pieces of Me by Natalie Hart
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Vox by Christina Dalcher
Never Greener by Ruth Jones
Only Child by Rhiannon Navin
Suicide Club by Rachel Heng
In Our Mad and Furious City by Guy Gunaratne
Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao
House Swap by Rebecca Fleet
Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon
Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka
XX by Angela Chadwick
The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
Shrines of Upper Austria by Phoebe Power

For more information about each book, click the download link below.


Keeping your reading group active while social distancing

Are you wondering how your reading group can continue to meet, even while you’re social distancing? With many people at home with family, flatmates or on their own, we know that books are so important to provide comfort, solace and escapism. Staying socially connected, and keeping your regular reading group meetings in your diary, is going to be very important in keeping up morale and supporting everyone’s mental health as we adjust to a new way of living.


How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.


Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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