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8 best books to read this International Women’s Day

From a long overdue analysis on sex work, written by sex workers themselves to the challenges people with disabilities face, here's our pick of the best reads to celebrate 8 March

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Diyora Shadijanova The best books on race in Britain

Racism is defined by those who experience it, writes Diyora Shadijanova. Here’s what to read if you want to understand how racism manifests itself in Britain today

10 best books for expectant parents to prepare for birth and beyond

These helpful, informative and downright entertaining reads will help you navigate pregnancy and parenthood

10 best short story collections that are the must-reads of 2019

From tales inspired by ancient mythology to honest stories of motherhood, these works are hard to forget

The best sellers of Baghdad’s oldest book market

Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Shakespeare are among favourites

16 best non-fiction books of 2018

It's been a big year in the world of words. From memoirs to cookbooks, there's a tome here for everyone

The best new Christmas books, from Michelle Obama to George RR Martin

Man Booker and Waterstones awards winners up against high-profile memoirs and favourite pulp writers in battle for festive sales