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Cosy Reading Spots in Manchester perfect for this winter!

Cosy Reading Spots in Manchester perfect for this winter!

Looking for the perfect, relaxing spot to enjoy your winter read this weekend? Here are a few cosy reading cafes to take a look at!
Revisiting Jacqueline Wilson: Traumatic or trailblazing?

Revisiting Jacqueline Wilson: Traumatic or trailblazing?

In recent years, Jacqueline Wilson and her books have become a topic of dispute and controversy. From death, grooming and foster care – did Wilson go too far?
Review: Pretending by Holly Bourne

Review: Pretending by Holly Bourne

Holly Bourne’s new adult fiction novel Pretending was a five-star feminist read for one of our English literature students
Literary Friction: A podcast for book lovers

Literary Friction: A podcast for book lovers

Ava Innes explores Literary Friction, a podcast perfect for those who need a break from books, but not the ideas behind them
What’s in my tote

What’s in my tote

WIM is coming up fast, so here are a few tote essentials you’ll need to make the most of WIM’s jam-packed weekend.
New worlds: four books to open your eyes

New worlds: four books to open your eyes

Searching for some exciting new non-fiction? Ava Innes looks at four books that offer new ways of viewing the world
Jews Don’t Count by David Baddiel

Jews Don’t Count by David Baddiel

David Baddiel’s new book is a must-read for any progressive thinking person who considers themself to be on the right side of history when it comes to racism
Horoscopes: Week commencing November 30th

Horoscopes: Week commencing November 30th

We all need a bit of magic every now and then – now more than ever. Click to find out which HP spell matches your star sign!
Here’s what science writing can teach us about ourselves

Here’s what science writing can teach us about ourselves

Chloe Tenn explores the benefits of reading science books and their importance in communicating science
Review: Normal People

Review: Normal People

The BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’ has recently burst on to our screens and gifted the nation with the perfect escape from the monotony of lockdown
Jonathan Coe, or the novelist who tries to narrate Brexit

Jonathan Coe, or the novelist who tries to narrate Brexit

Will Stonier reviews Jonathan Coe’s Brexit novel, Middle England
HOME Season: Adaptation: Impossible Novels

HOME Season: Adaptation: Impossible Novels

HOME’s latest “Adaptation: Impossible Novels” season champions adaptations of books that stand toe-to-toe with their source materials, against all odds
The Reading Agency Christmas appeal

The Reading Agency Christmas appeal

The Reading Agency is a charity that has a host of projects which could do with your support
Gifts and reads for the New Year

Gifts and reads for the New Year

Mancunion books editor Shaheena collects recommendations from the Mancunion Books team for gifts and reads this Christmas and New Year
A novel for the Anthropocene: Richard Powers’ The Overstory

A novel for the Anthropocene: Richard Powers’ The Overstory

Will Stonier considers how Richard Powers interacts with the anthropecene in his book of short stories
Why do we put books on a pedestal?

Why do we put books on a pedestal?

Alice Porter attempts to de-spell the myth that books are the supreme form of popular culture, despite being a self-proclaimed book lover
£1000 National Book Tokens Prize

£1000 National Book Tokens Prize

Win a National Book Token prize worth £1000 to spend on books throughout your course
Manchester in writing

Manchester in writing

Sam Coates provides a list of books and poetry we believe are essential to understand and appreciate the city of Manchester
Spotlight: Science non-fiction

Spotlight: Science non-fiction

Science fiction can be difficult to access, but these picks will help you into a thoroughly enjoyable genre
The Mancunion’s most anticipated books of 2019

The Mancunion’s most anticipated books of 2019

The Mancunion previews 2019’s most exciting literary releases

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