Book Club

What would you do if you realised that the book you’re reading is all about you?

Any resemblance to persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental... ...read more

12 authors you need to follow on Twitter right now

They are masters of the written word and of the twitterverse. If you are not following them yet, do it now! ...read more

When movies get a pornographic makeover

Because where there’s a blockbuster movie, you’ll be sure to find its pornographic doppelganger, says Paige Nick. ...read more

10 books to read over the Easter weekend

In the mood for a binge-reading session over this long weekend? Check out our top 10 reviews and recommendations. ...read more

Book review: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Brand new suspense, Gone Girl style, by a slick, competent author. ...read more

Book review: The Doll Collection edited by Ellen Datlow

The problem with dolls, basically, is it that they’re “too human and still not human enough”. ...read more

Don’t be a racist. Ever. But in particular, don’t be a racist online

Can we really prohibit speech that is hurtful? Excerpt from Don’t film yourself having sex and other legal advice for the age of social media. ...read more

Dominated, sublimated and deconstructed down to body parts

The shock, disbelief, the blaming, the shaming and the hatred of others - All the Rage by Courtney Summers is a book that depicts everything that might have happened to me had I stayed in my country after I was raped. ...read more

10 novels that made you believe in love

From sentimentality to a little bit of kink, our readers share their favourite love stories with us. ...read more

Every day is #WorldBookDay

In honour of World Book Day, here are 10 of our favourite quotes about books, reading and the power of stories. ...read more

Full Frontal Feminism

So, you think feminism is a dirty word? This reader tells us why Full Frontal Feminism is a book that’s specifically aimed at you. ...read more

New Cinderella Movie is Downton Abbey meets GoT - and it's beautiful!

Who doesn't want to experience a bit of romance and magic once in a while? The new Cinderella movie is all that. And more. ...read more

This column is redacted

Would you download an app that allows you to clean a book's "offensive"content? Tammy February takes issue with the Clean Reader app. ...read more

An old tale draped in new skin: Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen

A beautiful, bittersweet and delightfully subverted reimagining of a classic story that has been (and still is) enchanting both young and old since the age when fairy tales first began. ...read more

Book review: The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon

“ Samantha Shannon has created an intricate world, and as readers we get the sense that she’s only showing us the tip of the iceberg.” ...read more

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