Reading lists

What to read after the books everyone is talking about

You've finished the big hits of the past couple of years, and now you want more of the same. Thankfully, we have just the recommendations for you.

Books to try based on your last read
Mica Murphy/Penguin

There's a thought we all have after we've finished a great book. Sometimes it pops into our minds minutes after we’ve put our last read down, other times it occurs to us days or weeks later. 

The thought is this: "I want a book EXACTLY like that, but different."

Finding that book can be difficult. You might not want to pick up something by the same author straight away, you might not even want to stay within that same genre. What you want is something that makes you feel like that book did, that shares a similar character type or setting or writing style.

So, instead of leaving you to the hands of an algorithm, we've come to help. Here, we've picked some of the biggest books from the last few years – books the chances are you may have read and loved – and suggested what you might read next.

If you loved Grown Ups by Marian Keyes...

If you loved Becoming by Michelle Obama...

If you loved Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo...

If you loved Big Sky by Kate Atkinson...

If you loved Expectation by Anna Hope...

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