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Top 5 most accessible economics books, chosen by politician and author Andrew Leigh
Economics
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Top 5 most accessible economics books, chosen by politician and author Andrew Leigh

The Australian politician, academic and author selects five books to make complex economic theories everyday and understandable
Top 5 books with magical creatures, chosen by best-selling author Alex Bell
Books

Top 5 books with magical creatures, chosen by best-selling author Alex Bell

Top 5 books on understanding the real China, chosen by Wish Lanterns author Alec Ash
Books

Top 5 books on understanding the real China, chosen by Wish Lanterns author Alec Ash

Top 5 books about getting lost, chosen by travel writer Tom Chesshyre
Books

Top 5 books about getting lost, chosen by travel writer Tom Chesshyre

5 books to make kids care about the climate, selected by comedian and author James Campbell
Books

5 books to make kids care about the climate, selected by comedian and author James Campbell

Top 5 books with a sense of place and community, chosen by writer and journalist Aniefiok Ekpoudom
Books

Top 5 books with a sense of place and community, chosen by writer and journalist Aniefiok Ekpoudom

5 books to read about women confronting racism, selected by author and comedian Njambi McGrath
Books

5 books to read about women confronting racism, selected by author and comedian Njambi McGrath

Top 5 books featuring doppelgängers – chosen by acclaimed Rabbit Hole author Kate Brody
Doppelgangers
Books

Top 5 books featuring doppelgängers – chosen by acclaimed Rabbit Hole author Kate Brody

Top 5 gothic mysteries, selected by acclaimed queer author CA Castle
Books

Top 5 gothic mysteries, selected by acclaimed queer author CA Castle

Top 5 young adult thrillers, selected by award-winning author Sarah Wishart
A young person in silhouette on a dark, misty road
Young Adult

Top 5 young adult thrillers, selected by award-winning author Sarah Wishart

Top 5 quite interesting books about sport – selected by QI's James Harkin
Close-up of a dartboard with a dart in the bullseye
Books

Top 5 quite interesting books about sport – selected by QI's James Harkin

Top 5 books set in historic London, selected by author Mike Delaney
Black and white photo of horse bus in trafalgar square
Books

Top 5 books set in historic London, selected by author Mike Delaney

5 best rom-com books, selected by rising star novelist Alex Sarkis
An illustration of pink hearts rising from the pages of a book
Books

5 best rom-com books, selected by rising star novelist Alex Sarkis

Top 5 books about love, selected by 'QI elf' Edward Brooke-Hitching
Pink neon light in the shape of a heart
Love

Top 5 books about love, selected by 'QI elf' Edward Brooke-Hitching

Top 5 books to inspire you to write poetry, selected by The Poetry Pharmacy's Deborah Alma
A notebook, a pen and a cup of coffee
poetry

Top 5 books to inspire you to write poetry, selected by The Poetry Pharmacy's Deborah Alma

Top 5 books about Winston Churchill, selected by historian David Reynolds
Black and white image of Winston Churchill
Books

Top 5 books about Winston Churchill, selected by historian David Reynolds

Top 5 books about goddesses, selected by best-selling author Natalie Haynes
Marble statue of Artemis in black and white
Mythology

Top 5 books about goddesses, selected by best-selling author Natalie Haynes

Top 5 books about Einstein, selected by Samuel Graydon
Albert Einstein in black and white
recommended

Top 5 books about Einstein, selected by Samuel Graydon

Top 5 books by women in translation, selected by Daniel Hahn
A book of translation, a daisy and a key
Women in translation

Top 5 books by women in translation, selected by Daniel Hahn

Top 5 books featuring magical creatures, selected by Katherine Rundell
Dragon illustration
Fiction

Top 5 books featuring magical creatures, selected by Katherine Rundell

Top 5 seaside stories for kids, chosen by Anthony Browne
A yellow spade and red bucket on a pebble beach
Illustrated children's books

Top 5 seaside stories for kids, chosen by Anthony Browne

Top 5 gothic tales for kids, selected by Jon Klassen
Gothic illustration by Jon Klassen of a little girl holding a skull
Fiction

Top 5 gothic tales for kids, selected by Jon Klassen

Top 5 books about monsters and parasites, selected by Ronald Malfi
A dark forest and a pair of gleaming eyes
Fiction

Top 5 books about monsters and parasites, selected by Ronald Malfi

Top 5 literary train journeys, selected by Christine Mangan
Steam train going over a viaduct
Fiction

Top 5 literary train journeys, selected by Christine Mangan

Top 5 unlikely fictional heroes, selected by David Jackson
Illustration of Bilbo Baggins leaning against a tree
Fiction

Top 5 unlikely fictional heroes, selected by David Jackson