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4 September 2017

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Man Booker 2017: About Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith was offered a publishing deal for her first novel when she was just 21. Her latest book, Swing Time, is on the Man Booker 2017 longlist.

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31 August 2017

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How to keep volunteering after the summer

Your volunteering experience doesn’t need to come to an end when summer does. Here’s how you can stay involved the rest of the year

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30 August 2017

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Man Booker 2017: Exit West and Books About the Refugee Experience

Books on the Man Booker longlist often deal with current world events. Inspired by Exit West, we’ve chosen four more books to read based on the refugee experience

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21 August 2017

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The Popcorn Sessions: Catherine Barter

Reading Hackers from Accrington Library interviewed Catherine Barter about her debut novel, Troublemakers

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16 August 2017

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A Day in the Life of a Reading Hacker: Leah from Gateshead

Leah is new to Reading Hack, but loved getting involved in a special Spiegel Tent rhymetime event.

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16 August 2017

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Guest post: Songs from The Otherlife by Julia Gray

Julia Gray, author of The Otherlife, takes us through the songs that mean the most to her characters

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14 August 2017

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Shelf Help: Beating loneliness over the school holidays

You might have been counting down the days until the end of term all year, but now the holidays are here now feel cut off from your friends. It’s not just you: more than half of young people feel lonely and isolated when they’re away from school or college.

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14 August 2017

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Reading Well for young people: Bullying

The start of a new term can feel intimidating, especially if you’re worried about bullying. Our Reading Well for Young People booklist can help.

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26 July 2017

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Shelf Help: Exam results stress

The Reading Well for young people booklist has a section especially dedicated to how you can handle stress.

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18 July 2017

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Penny Joelson: Why You Should Read 'I Have No Secrets'

We asked author Penny Joelson why Reading Hackers should try her book, I Have No Secrets

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