Looking for a good book?
I've given Reading Matters a catchier name but it’s the same site. Yakbooks is about books and ideas for children and teenagers. It is written for intelligent young readers who are keen to choose their own books. Adults can join in too. The reviews cover both classics and modern books, from 1858 (The Coral Island) to 2018. The full list of reviews is on the Books page. There is also a list by Authors. The latest book reviews are:
- The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
- Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy
- Dark Life by Kat Falls
- Demon Road by Derek Landy
- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
If you're feeling lucky, use Lucky dip! to go straight to a random book review. (Some of the books are for children and some are for quite mature readers.) When you've read about a book, you'll find suggestions on what to read next. There are also articles about some of the ideas behind the books.