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The Reading Agency's May Booklist for Adults - Local and Community History Month

Local and Community History Month is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of where you live but also that of countries and cultures around the world. The books in this list hop from the Norfolk coast to Korea, Liverpool to Uganda, telling thrilling and fascinating stories of the people who lived then.

Tell us what you thought of any of the books on the list by tagging us on social media (@readingagency)!


Radio 2 Book Club - Winter titles

The Winter season of the Radio 2 Book Club is out now, with brilliant brand-new fiction titles to discover. The BBC Radio 2 Book Club is on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. It features a wide range of titles and authors, recommending great reads from both new and much-loved writers, encouraging listeners to perhaps try out a genre they might not have read before, and share their opinions and insights on the titles and great reads they’re enjoying right now.


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. You can also download icebreaker questions to help get your discussion started, and a social media guide to show how you can share your reading with others online.


Discussion guides

We know how useful a discussion guide is for your book club meeting, so here you’ll find some recent guides provided by publishers. Free to download, you can use them to help choose your next book and guide your discussion.

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