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Books to read post-Bridgerton binge

Books to read post-Bridgerton binge

Have you torn through the entirety of Bridgerton season 2 already? Have your cravings for more Regency romance and salacious scandal began setting in? Fear not - we have a reading list that can satiate your post-binge Bridgerton blues.  Read your fill of affluence,...

An Introduction To Breaking The Book Bias

An Introduction To Breaking The Book Bias

Think back to the last book that changed your life. Or, the first time you read a story you truly related to, or even the first time you were submerged into a dystopian universe. When we read, we are transported into the lives of the characters; some books make us...

Diversifying your bookshelf to Break the Book Bias

Diversifying your bookshelf to Break the Book Bias

What section of the bookshop do you run to first? The crime section? The Classics? Or, do you prefer science fiction and fantasy? We all have our reading preferences and niches, however, with the theme this International Women’s Day of #BreakTheBias, this is our...

Non-fiction reads to Break the Book Bias 

Non-fiction reads to Break the Book Bias 

Time to take inventory of your bookshelf! To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD), Books That Matter is inviting you to #BreakTheBookBias with us by supporting women and People of Colour (POC) writers. Due to gender biases in the publishing industry, women...

Author Spotlight: Imbolo Mbue

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...

The Earth is Not My Mother:

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...

Author Spotlight: Sally Rooney

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...

Author Spotlight: Peace Adzo Medie

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...

Hot Book Summer: The Essentials

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,...

Travel The World: 5 South Asian Writers

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...

BTM in Convo With UpCircle Founder Anna Brightman…

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,...

Feminist Dystopia – 5 times real life has been scarier than fiction

Feminist Dystopia – 5 times real life has been scarier than fiction

Our July theme is all about feminist utopia and dystopia. Fiction written in these categories has the power to act as a call to action, challenge ideas and open our minds. Feminist dystopian stories in particular, where oppression against women is intensified for...

Our Top Picks For Pride Month

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...

Choose Love: How You Can Support Refugees

Choose Love: How You Can Support Refugees

Our May box was created in partnership with Choose Love, an organisation that works with charities across the world to help refugees who have been displaced from their homes. If you were able to grab one of our May boxes, you are already supporting Choose Love’s work...