We all have that one book that we gave up on. We share some of ours.

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

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Why I avoid reading dark books

2015-03-10 14:42

Sometimes I simply refuse to read books dealing with harsh topics.

Confessions of a reluctant book lender

2015-03-02 00:00

There’s nothing worse than someone who does not return the book that someone lent to them.

Lied about reading a book?

2015-02-05 13:29

We asked. You sheepishly confessed. Because ain’t nobody got time for Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

4 reasons you should read Leaving Time, the new novel by Jodi Picoult

2015-01-21 14:13

The international best-selling author, who is currently in South Africa as part of her book tour promotion, has just released her 24th novel, Leaving Time. Here’s why you should pick it up.

Do you have a favourite word?

2014-12-19 11:55

What would stories be if they had no words to form them?

My top 5 favourite words

2014-11-13 11:36

One reader tells us about her passion for words. Do you have a word or turn of phrase that you love? Share yours with us.

Is ‘teen lit’ a waste of time?

2014-11-07 12:21

Janine Dunlop considers the ‘not-all-reading-is-good-reading’ argument.


From the latest book by Zakes Mda to the newest masterpiece from Haruki Murakami, these are the books that have been keeping us hooked this month.

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Snuggle up with Dr Seuss

2015-05-07 11:45

Why children (and parents) adore the worlds created by Dr Seuss.

8 of Terry Pratchett's best female characters

2015-03-13 11:49

Terry Pratchett wrote some of the best female characters the world has ever seen.

15 ways to tell if you are a bookworm

2015-03-04 12:18

The ultimate checklist for readers everywhere.

Does my child read too much?

2015-02-12 12:55

Cath Jenkin has the best problem a parent could ask for - her child loves to read.

Would you read a book by an author who’s lied about the story?

2015-02-03 15:44

The answer to this question isn't as clear cut as you'd think, says Tammy February.

5 Things I’d like to see more (or less) of in books this year

2015-01-14 12:25

These are the trends that really should and shouldn’t be happening.

Books we wish we could read again for the first time

2014-12-04 15:20

Which book do you wish you could dive into as if you’ve never read it before? We asked, you answered.


Warning: Contains mentions of chocolate.

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Reader opinion: 4 reasons why I’ve decided to give my books away

2014-11-04 11:40

It’s incomprehensible that people would want to get rid of their book collection, and yet this is exactly what one reader did. Here’s why.


Some we loved, others we hated, but one thing was clear: if you didn’t read the books in time for set work exams, you would probably have failed English literature.

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