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:
- What not to do if you turn Invisible by Ross Welford
- City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
- The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant
- Tin by Pádraig Kenny
- Contagion by Teri Terry
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.