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The power of porn: discussing Amia Srinivasan’s The Right to Sex
16th February 2022

The power of porn: discussing Amia Srinivasan’s The Right to Sex

Deputy books editor Ava Innes looks at the state of porn today, discussing the ideas of Amia Srinivasan in her new book ‘The Right to Sex’
Valentine’s: five books for a break-up
11th February 2022

Valentine’s: five books for a break-up

If you’re feeling heartbroken this Valentine’s Day, here are the best books to read following a break-up
Spotlight: Village Books
26th December 2021

Spotlight: Village Books

We chat to Joe from Village Books, the new shop selling books, magazines, and publications in the Northern Quarter
Never Giving Up: Bernardine Evaristo is made president of the Royal Society of Literature
15th December 2021

Never Giving Up: Bernardine Evaristo is made president of the Royal Society of Literature

Bernadine Evaristo is announced to be the next president of the Royal Society of Literature. The Mancunion reviews her Manifesto
Some notes on No. 91/92: Notes on a Parisian Commute
8th December 2021

Some notes on No. 91/92: Notes on a Parisian Commute

Deputy Books Editor Ava Innes reviews Lauren Elkin’s new book No. 91/92: Notes on a Parisian Commute
As overrated as Shakespeare himself? Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
6th December 2021

As overrated as Shakespeare himself? Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Does Hamnet, the prize-winning novel by Maggie O’Farrell, deserve all the praise?
Book swaps: If you like this, try that
3rd December 2021

Book swaps: If you like this, try that

We’ve come up with some books swaps to help you find a book you’re going to love based on your old favourites
UoM’s very own BookTokker
30th November 2021

UoM’s very own BookTokker

Hannah Wellock talks to Shyemah El-Azzabi, UoM’s very own BookTokker about her BookTok
Cosy books to warm you up
28th November 2021

Cosy books to warm you up

Five book suggestions to warm you up as the weather gets colder and to give you some stocking filler ideas
The comfiest Mancunian sofas to read on
18th November 2021

The comfiest Mancunian sofas to read on

We test out some different sofas across Manchester to find which ones are the best to read on

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Spotlight: Laura Bates’ Men Who Hate Women
14th November 2021

Spotlight: Laura Bates’ Men Who Hate Women

In light of recent news, Victoria Roberts explains why Men Who Hate Women by Laura Bates is an essential read
Is it worth the hype? Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton
11th November 2021

Is it worth the hype? Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

Hannah Wellock delves into whether Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love is worth all the hype
S(b)ooky reads for this Halloween
28th October 2021

S(b)ooky reads for this Halloween

The Books Section choose their favourite spooky reads for Halloween
October Read: How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House
22nd October 2021

October Read: How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

Aileen Loftus reviews Cherie Jones’ debut novel How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House this Black History Month
My Body Keeps Your Secrets and The Way We Survive: What trauma leaves behind
19th October 2021

My Body Keeps Your Secrets and The Way We Survive: What trauma leaves behind

Miriam Jarvis considers how My Body Keeps Your Secrets and The Way We Survive explore what trauma leaves behind and the idea of the ‘false self’
How to be a genius: MacArthur fellowship winner Ibram X Kendi
18th October 2021

How to be a genius: MacArthur fellowship winner Ibram X Kendi

Ava Innes takes a look at How to be an Antiracist, the bestselling work of MacArthur recipient Ibram X Kendi
A conversation with friends about Beautiful World, Where Are You
14th October 2021

A conversation with friends about Beautiful World, Where Are You

Aileen and Victoria have a chat about Sally Rooney’s latest novel, Beautiful World, Where Are You
The real transgender issue: a review of Shon Faye’s new book
12th October 2021

The real transgender issue: a review of Shon Faye’s new book

Aileen Loftus reviews Shon Faye’s new title The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice, after hearing Faye speak about the book
Made in Manchester: authors and poets
6th October 2021

Made in Manchester: authors and poets

Florrie Evans considers her favourite Mancunian writers, from Authors who have written the classics, to contemporary poets
Campus lit: true or false?
29th September 2021

Campus lit: true or false?

Books editor Aileen Loftus takes a look at which campus novels accurately reflect student life, from Normal People to A Secret History

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