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Reading Lists

From seasonal reading picks by the Faber team to creative compilations of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays, enjoy our immersive reading lists.

Reading List: Six Stories that Informed Thomas Morris’s Open Up
Reading List: Six Stories that Informed Thomas Morris’s Open Up

Thomas Morris, a Granta Best Young Novelist 2023, shares six short stories that informed Open Up – his new collection …

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Seamus Heaney’s Poetry: 12 Poems from 12 Collections
Seamus Heaney’s Poetry: 12 Poems from 12 Collections

To mark the tenth anniversary of Seamus Heaney’s death and to celebrate his extraordinary legacy, we share a poem from …

Reading List: Reading Around The Waste Land
Reading List: Reading Around The Waste Land

Faber Poetry Editor and author of The Waste Land: A Biography of a Poem celebrates the history of the poem …

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Graphic Novels for Adults: A Faber Introduction
Graphic Novels for Adults: A Faber Introduction

Angus Cargill, Publishing Director and editor of Faber’s graphic novels list, picks some of his favourite titles from this fast-growing …

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Reading List: Literary Comedies
Reading List: Literary Comedies

To celebrate the publication of Caret by Adam Mars-Jones we have pulled together a list of some of the best …

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Ten Poems About Sport Recommended by Declan Ryan
Ten Poems About Sport Recommended by Declan Ryan

This month sees the publication of Declan Ryan's debut poetry collection, Crisis Actor. To celebrate, the poet selects his …

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Members Only Where to start reading: Lorrie Moore
Where to start reading: Lorrie Moore

Whether you’re new to her work or looking for your next read, we’ve put together a brief guide to Lorrie …

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What to Read This Summer, 2023
What to Read This Summer, 2023

As the summer holidays approach, we’re beginning to think about which books to pack for our holiday reading. The Faber …

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New Books Preview: July to September 2023
New Books Preview: July to September 2023

Check out new and upcoming releases from across Faber's publishing for some reading inspiration.

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Nine Short-Story Collections Recommended by Yan Ge
Nine Short-Story Collections Recommended by Yan Ge

This month sees the publication of Yan Ge’s collection of nine short stories, Elsewhere. To mark her English-language debut, the …

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21 Summer Romance Books to Read on the Beach
21 Summer Romance Books to Read on the Beach

We asked the Faber team for their romantic fiction recommendations, perfect for devouring on the beach, by the pool or …

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Eight books to read to understand Ukraine
Eight books to read to understand Ukraine

Luke Harding, Guardian correspondent and author of Invasion: Russia’s Bloody War and Ukraine’s Fight for Survival, shares eight books to …

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Members Only Reading List: Books on Small Islands
Reading List: Books on Small Islands

Are you planning a summer getaway? Or not going away and looking for a bit of escapism? Browse our list …

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Members Only Members Question: What Book Changed You and How?
Members Question: What Book Changed You and How?

Members tell us what book (from any publisher) changed them and in what ways.

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Members Only Where to start reading: The novels of Peter Carey
Where to start reading: The novels of Peter Carey

Whether you’re new to his work or looking for your next read, we’ve put together a brief guide to Peter …

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Where to start reading: Amit Chaudhuri
Where to start reading: Amit Chaudhuri

Amit Chaudhuri is the author of eight novels, whose ‘languorous, elliptical, beautiful prose is impressively impossible to put in any …

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What to Read this Spring, 2023
What to Read this Spring, 2023

Spring is a time for new beginnings – and new books. As the days get longer, the Faber team are …

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New Books Preview: April to June 2023
New Books Preview: April to June 2023

Are you spring cleaning your TBR list? Check out our round-up of upcoming and new releases from Faber for some …

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Reading List: Seven Books About Grief
Reading List: Seven Books About Grief

To mark the publication of the Members Edition of Max Porter’s Grief Is the Thing with Feathers, we’ve compiled some …

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Where to start reading: Sebastian Barry
Where to start reading: Sebastian Barry

Sebastian Barry is the only novelist to win the Costa Book of the Year Award twice. He’s also twice been …

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Members Only Influential and Award-winning Works of Literature by Women
Influential and Award-winning Works of Literature by Women

If you’re looking for reading inspiration, look no further. Here is our list of influential and important works of literature …

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Five Places That Tell Alternative Stories of Contemporary Britain
Five Places That Tell Alternative Stories of Contemporary Britain

John Grindrod, author of Iconicon, tells us about some of the remarkable places he encountered in the process of writing …

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Reading List: Nine Lives
Reading List: Nine Lives

Author Peter Swanson shares a list of nine books that were on his mind while writing his new crime novel, …

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Five Books to Read to Understand China Today
Five Books to Read to Understand China Today

Tania Branigan, author of Red Memory, chooses five books that illuminate contemporary China. Such a vast and diverse country is …

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DI Caius Beauchamp’s ‘New Year, New Me’ Reading List
DI Caius Beauchamp’s ‘New Year, New Me’ Reading List

Setting some lofty New Year’s reading goals? Check out DI Caius Beauchamp’s reading list, featuring the classic novels that he …

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New Books Preview: January to March 2023
New Books Preview: January to March 2023

Get your 2023 off to a good start by choosing your next read from our upcoming releases. There's something for …

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Members Only Faber Members: Your books of 2022
Faber Members: Your books of 2022

We asked you, our Members, to share with us what you’ve been reading this year – the books that stood …

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What We’re Reading this Christmas, 2022
What We’re Reading this Christmas, 2022

We asked Faber authors and staff to tell us which books they’ve been loving this year, which they’ll be giving …

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Reading List: Indie Bookshop Recommendations
Reading List: Indie Bookshop Recommendations

If you need a recommendation, there’s no one better to ask than a bookseller. We’ve asked some of our favourite …

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Members Only Reading List: Artificial Intelligence in Fiction
Reading List: Artificial Intelligence in Fiction

Explorations of artificial intelligence – robots, computers, androids, automatons, machines – take many different forms in fiction. Here is a …

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What to Read This Autumn 2022 – Non-Fiction Edition
What to Read This Autumn 2022 – Non-Fiction Edition

The temperature’s dropped and the evenings are getting noticeably darker: it’s the perfect time to start compiling your autumn reading …

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New Books Preview: October to December 2022
New Books Preview: October to December 2022

Fancy curling up with a brand new book as the weather turns cooler? Take your pick from these upcoming releases …

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Members Only Reading List: Memoirs
Reading List: Memoirs

Discover our latest reading list featuring a selection of memoirs sharing the individual experiences of their authors – from personal …

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Where to start reading: Barbara Kingsolver
Where to start reading: Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Poisonwood Bible and The Lacuna. Her latest book, Demon Copperhead, is …

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Reading List: Holidays Gone Wrong
Reading List: Holidays Gone Wrong

To celebrate the paperback publication of April in Spain this summer, John Banville’s editor Angus Cargill recommends six crime books …

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Will Ashon’s Transcript Reading List
Will Ashon’s Transcript Reading List

The Passengers author Will Ashon recommends nine books based on transcripts of real people talking.

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