When you’re looking for books like Harry Potter, it’s worth trying to pin down exactly what aspects of the series it is you’re trying to relive. Here, Sophie Roell, Editor of Five Books, tries to break it down and offers some ideas of other books you might enjoy.
Margaret Atwood’s landmark work of speculative fiction was first published in 1985—and returned to prominence after a hit television adaptation underlined its continued relevancy in Donald Trump’s America. Whether you are a faithful fan of many years, or a recent convert to Atwood’s work, you are probably looking for more books like The Handmaid’s Tale—and we can help.
Sally Rooney’s second novel, Normal People, has been that rare beast: literary heavyweight and fixture on the bestseller lists, both. If you’ve read the book, watched the show, and still hunger for more, here are our suggestions for what to read after Normal People.
Looking for a book to read after finishing Tara Westover’s remarkable memoir Educated? Hoping to find another book like it? We have a few suggestions: five brilliant books exploring similar themes that we wholeheartedly recommend to fans of Westover’s writing.
Celeste Ng’s family drama – the story of a sleepy suburb shaken up by a mother and daughter – became a runaway bestseller and was recently adapted for television by Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. If you loved Little Fires Everywhere, you may now be looking for more books like it. We have some ideas.
Adored Adam Kay’s excellent book of stories from the medical frontline? So did we. But what should you read next? Here are five excellent medical memoirs that will appeal those who enjoyed This is Going to Hurt: the Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor and are now looking for more books like it.
Gail Honeyman’s debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine was a celebration of kindness and human decency. But what should you read while you’re waiting for her next book? We have some suggestions. If you like Eleanor Oliphant, we think you’ll love these five books:
You may have heard of Elizabeth Holmes and her startup Theranos, which spuriously purported to provide full-scale blood diagnostics using only a droplet of blood from a finger prick, from the fascinating HBO documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. The book the documentary is based on, written by the journalist who broke the story that led to Holmes’ and Theranos’ prosecution, is even more fascinating. But if, like many, you’ve just raced through Bad Blood and are hungry for more books like it, then we have some suggestions.