10 Books To Get Stuck Into This World Book Day

And there's a genre for everyone.

This Thursday, March 3rd, is World Book Day! It’s the perfect day for putting your phone down, popping the kettle on, and getting curled up with a brilliant book of your choice (and a packet of hobnobs).

There’s a wealth of wonderful reads out there at the moment, from spooky crime novels to cheesy romances, so we’ve narrowed down a few of our fave must-reads from every genre to make your job easier.

Happy reading!

Irish Fiction

Again, Rachel

Rachel is back with a bang! 25 years after Rachel’s Holiday, Marian Keyes returns with a sequel to the book that placed her firmly on the map for Irish book lovers. A warm and honest handling of love, loss, and forgiveness, this is a book worth devouring.

Buy ‘Again, Rachel’ here.

Autobiography

Taste

If you’re looking for something a little different, why not explore Stanley Tucci’s fascinating life through the world of food. Filled with hilarious anecdotes from his experiences with family, films and more, Tucci’s wry humour is a guaranteed giggle. Be warned – it will have you ravenous!

Buy ‘Taste’ here.

Mystery

The Christie Affair

A little something for those of you who like to be perched at the edge of your seat! The Christie Affair by Nina De Gramont is a fast-paced mystery about a woman who gets caught up in the life of Agatha Christie and her husband, and it’s sure to excite and intrigue.

Buy ‘The Christie Affair’ here.

Crime/Thriller

We Were Never Here

While holidaying in Chile, Emily comes back to her hotel room to find that her best friend has murdered a backpacker in what she swears was self-defence. But can she be trusted? Tuck into this twisty and slow-burning thriller from Andrea Bartz that will leave you feeling haunted.

Buy ‘We Were Never Here’ here.

Fantasy

Circe

Madeline Miller revisits Greek mythology with a bold and feminine twist in this fantasy novel about the sorceress Circe. Fierce, adventurous and empowering, it’s a read that will inspire.

Buy ‘Circe’ here.

Romance

The Flat Share

Warm your heart with Beth O’Leary’s The Flat Share, a cute and cosy romance about Tiffy and Leon, who decide to share a room to save on rent because they work opposite hours. What could go wrong – and what could go right?

Buy ‘The Flat Share’ here.

Historical Fiction

Violeta

An unforgettable story spanning 100 years, Violeta follows a woman born in 1920 as she lives through wars and pandemics, highs and lows, heartbreaks and miracles. It’s an epic and life-affirming piece of work that you won’t want to miss.

Buy ‘Violeta’ here.

Science Fiction

Dune

You’ve heard all about the movie – now it’s time to read the book it came from! An elaborate tale of rival empires on the planet Arrakis, this is a meaty piece of literature, and it’s considered one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.

Buy ‘Dune’ here.

Non Fiction

Empire of Pain

If you want to be shocked, look no further than this insane true story of the Sackler family and their role in the crushing opioid crisis that killed thousands of people. It is absolutely mind-blowing, and will have you waffling the ear off anyone who’ll listen!

Buy ‘Empire Of Pain’ here.

Horror

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed

The Dangers of Smoking in bed is a seriously spooky collection of short stories that will have you squirming. These bite-sized tales filled with all things dark and disturbing are ideal for any horror fans!

Buy ‘The Dangers of Smoking in Bed’ here.

Words by STELLAR intern Aoife CodyKane

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