With all the uncertainty in the world right now and everyone spending more time stuck indoors than ever before, we all need somewhere to escape. Where better than the fictional worlds of our favourite books? We’ve deep-dived into our fantasy fiction books and pulled out our top five favourite fantasy book series!
Read our lists from the personal to the popular and sometimes even controversial. Join the discussion of Top Fives across the different literary subjects. Debate our collated Top Fives and add your own lists in the comments. Whether you strongly agree, disagree, or are simply indifferent to our choices, share your opinions and let us know!
In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we have decided to share our top five influential female poets. Our list contains poets from different decades with very different styles. Think yourself a bit of a poetry nerd? See if there are any in our list that you’ve never heard of!
You’ve probably noticed that classic fiction stories are getting a resurgence. On both stage and screen, stories are being retold and reimagined for our viewing pleasure. From Little Women the movie directed by Greta Gerwig to Dev Patel’s performance in The Personal History of David Copperfield, this is the perfect time to return to the classics. Check out our top five classic fiction books and let us know your favourites.
At World of Books, we believe that a good story is the best gift of all. We also know that children are sometimes hard to settle down, especially in the festive season. Whether you have little ones who want their stories read aloud or teens who need personal space to read, a good book works wonders. This year we made a list (and checked it twice) of our top five kids’ Christmas books.
The rise of true crime as a genre has taken the world by storm. From Netflix true crime series like The Confession Tapes and the upcoming The Confession Killer, and BBC dramas based on historical crime like Peaky Blinders, not to mention the hundreds of different true crime podcasts out there, we must not forget that all good stories are written down first. We’ve selected our top five true crime books. Take the stand and examine our list, then tell us your own verdict.
Trigger Warning: References to severe violence and sexual abuse
From things that go bump in the night to demons hiding in plain sight, this time of year is the spookiest of all. You may be gathering your jack-o-lanterns or turning down all the lights to avoid the knocks of little ghouls. However you choose to spend Halloween, everyone has a favourite monster tale. From classic Victorian spooks to 21st-century creeps, we’ve rounded up our Top Five Monster Tales. Are you feeling brave?