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Summer reads to escape with

Dreamy romances for the beach or page-turning escapism for the bus

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The best books to read this June

Our Literary Editor Sarra Manning reviews the ten best books out this month

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Best audiobooks

Our Literary Editor Sarra Manning picks out her favourite

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UpLit novels to light up your life…

Our Literary Editor takes us through the best books with kindness at their core

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The best books to read this May

Our Literary Editor Sarra Manning reviews the ten best books out this month

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The best crime novels and thrillers out this Spring…

We've got you covered for 'edge-of-your-seat' reading this season

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8 of the best bookish podcasts

Red’s literary editor Sarra Manning picks the podcasts that will help you find your next favourite read…

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A love letter to Mrs Bennet from Pride And Prejudice

In celebration of Mothers’ Day, Sarra Manning writes about her favourite fictional mama…

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The best books to read this April

Our Literary Editor Sarra Manning reviews the ten best books out this month

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Best books to read in March 
The best books to read this March

Our Literary Editor Sarra Manning reviews the ten best books out this month

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Our favourite romcom novels

Our literary editor Sarra Manning picks out the best of the bunch

best books to read this february 
10 best books to read this February

Our literary editor Sarra Manning takes us on a tour of past and future with this month's recommended reads

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Inspirational quotes from women writers

Sarra Manning handpicks the advice from literature we all need to hear this year

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10 book hacks for reluctant readers

Given books for Christmas or want to get through the stack by your bed? Read this

books to read in 2019
10 books you’re going to fall in love with in 2019

Red’s literary editor Sarra Manning picks the buzziest books of the coming year…

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10 books that will help you heal

Sarra Manning picks essential reads for people coping with grief and loss

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Christmas books for feminists (of all ages!)

Give the gift of girl power this year. It’s the gift that keeps on giving…

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Best books of 2018

Sarra Manning chooses her favourite reads of the last year…

What books to buy for Christmas 
Gorgeous gift books

Because you can never go wrong with a beautiful book

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Why Aisling from Ballygobbard is our new hero

The girl from Ballygobbard is the perfect heroine for our chaotic times…

what to read this november
10 best books to read this November

All the books you should add to your reading list this month

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The best books to gift this Christmas

Red’s literary editor Sarra Manning has selected the best books for even the pickiest of people…

book reviews october 
Book of the month: Melmoth

Sarra Manning's recommendation this month will chill you to the marrow

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10 best books to read this October

All the books you should add to your reading list this month

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10 (brilliant) dirty books

Sarra Manning's favourite sexy books

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10 best books to read this June
All the books you should add to your reading list this month
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The best memoirs from women writers
From running marathons to tales of the NHS frontline