Top 5 Books

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

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

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

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

Top 5 books about Einstein, selected by Samuel Graydon
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recommended

Top 5 books about Einstein, selected by Samuel Graydon

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

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

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

Top 5 books featuring magical creatures, selected by Katherine Rundell

Top 5 seaside stories for kids, chosen by Anthony Browne
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Illustrated children's books

Top 5 seaside stories for kids, chosen by Anthony Browne

Top 5 gothic tales for kids, selected by Jon Klassen
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Fiction

Top 5 gothic tales for kids, selected by Jon Klassen

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

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

Top 5 literary train journeys, selected by Christine Mangan
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Fiction

Top 5 literary train journeys, selected by Christine Mangan

Top 5 unlikely fictional heroes, selected by David Jackson
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Fiction

Top 5 unlikely fictional heroes, selected by David Jackson

Top 5 books about superhuman running challenges, chosen by Nick Butter
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Running

Top 5 books about superhuman running challenges, chosen by Nick Butter

Top 5 novels from Japan, chosen by Nick Bradley
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Fiction

Top 5 novels from Japan, chosen by Nick Bradley

Top 5 books on British women in sport, chosen by Suzanne Wrack
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recommended

Top 5 books on British women in sport, chosen by Suzanne Wrack

Top 5 books by Jamaican writers, chosen by Kereen Getten
books

Top 5 books by Jamaican writers, chosen by Kereen Getten

Top 5 books about queer teenage romance, chosen by Helen Palmer
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LGBT+

Top 5 books about queer teenage romance, chosen by Helen Palmer