Author Spotlight: Imbolo Mbue

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The Earth is Not My Mother:

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Author Spotlight: Sally Rooney

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Author Spotlight: Imbolo Mbue

If you’re as obsessed with your October ‘Earth is my Sister’ book box as we are, you’ll probably want to find out more about the author behind our featured book, How Beautiful We Were. As we do every month, here are some facts about the incredible Imbolo Mbue: Imbolo is a Cameroonian-American novelist and short-story […]

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The Earth is Not My Mother:

The phrase “Mother Nature” has never sat comfortably. Mainly because equating nature with motherhood sets an expectation that it is nature’s job to look after us, and that we have no active role to play in looking after nature in return. This association between nature and the maternal, feeds into patriarchal ideas around womanhood and […]

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Author Spotlight: Sally Rooney

As we approach the end of September, we hope those of you lucky enough to bag one of our Sally Rooney boxes have had the chance to read and enjoy Beautiful World, Where Are You. At just 30 years of age Sally Rooney has already made, and continues to make, a sizable cultural impact. The […]

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Author Spotlight: Peace Adzo Medie

Our August hot book summer box features the debut novel ‘His Only Wife’ from Liberian-born Ghanaian writer and academic Peace Adzo Medie. If you’re loving the book and want to find out a bit more about the author behind it, look no further. Here are 10 facts you may not know about our amazing August […]

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Hot Book Summer: The Essentials

It’s August and we’re here to help you have a hot book summer you’ll never want to forget.  Whether you’re choosing to stay at home, have a staycation in The UK or even travel abroad, here are some must-have items for a sizzling, bookish summer. Books Simply put, you can’t have a hot book summer […]

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Travel The World: 5 South Asian Writers

While the country is opening back up again, still so few of us are able to engage in international travel. As Jhumpa Lahiri emphasised, “That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” In honour of a true Hot Book Summer, we thought we’d bring some stories from far and wide […]

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BTM in Convo With UpCircle Founder Anna Brightman…

Anna Brightman is the co-founder of sustainable beauty brand UpCircle. Launched alongside her brother William in 2016, the business has grown to new heights with an array of products made from typically wasted materials. Team BTM spoke to Anna all about books, business & having a more sustained difference on the world. How did The […]

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Our Top Picks For Pride Month

It’s June and that means here at Books that Matter we’re celebrating all things Pride! Reading is a great way to gain empathy, understanding and insight into the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community and we’ve pulled together a list of reading recommendations – one backlist title and one new release – for every letter of […]

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