The LoveReading Story

LoveReading is the UK’s leading book recommendation website. Our mission is to share book love and encourage reading for pleasure by offering the tools, advice and information needed to help our members and browsers find their next favourite book.

Our team of Editorial Experts makes it easy for you to choose the perfect book to read next, and, free membership of the site delivers a helpful range of unique online tools, including 10-15 page opening extracts and listening to samples of audio books from specially selected titles. After reading our reviews, you can save books to your very own digital bookshelf, to remind you of the books you want, and also track your reading and rate your books.

You can price compare, buy from the website from a variety of retailers including hundreds of nationwide independent bookstores (via Bookshop.org) and enter our dozens of monthly giveaways. We only feature books we have enjoyed so much we want to share them with others.

You can subscribe to our personalised newsletters to help you keep on top of all the new releases while also having recommendations tailored just for you. You can opt in to these newsletters when you sign up to the site, and receive a selection of emails each month covering all of the latest book recommendations in the categories of your choice.

In March 2021 we launched The LoveReading LitFest, the manifestation of a vision we’ve had for a while to create LoveReading TV. The LitFest enables us to deliver an extra level of recommendation to our existing offering and enable our audience to discover new authors and literature in an entirely different way.

You can view and find out more information from the launch video, and you can follow LoveReading LitFest on all social media channels and take a look at the LitFest section of the website.

Books for Children

Our sister website LoveReading4Kids is the biggest and best recommendation site for children’s books: reading, reviewing and recommending so that the children in your life can easily find their next favourite book.

Since 2005 families across the nation have trusted us to curate a steady stream of wonderful books for every age range, from toddlers to teens.

In addition, we have The Book Box by LoveReading4Kids which makes it super easy to give the gift of a book to all children from toddlers to teens. You can choose from a one-off gift or a book subscription to keep your little bookworms sated.

Each order is beautifully packaged, tailored to the child and the books are new, highly recommended titles, endorsed by our experts.

And last but not least, on LoveReading4Schools we support schools and parents to engender that lifelong love of reading. Take a look at our recommended reading lists for some inspiration. Is your school signed up to help encourage a reading for pleasure culture? It’s all free.

We look forward to helping you find your next favourite book and to sharing book love with you as part of our community.

A Message From Our MD Deborah

I first fell in love with reading, aged five when my mummy and daddy bought me the most beautiful set of Brambly Hedge books for my birthday. They’re a little dog-eared but still one of my most treasured possessions today.

We weren’t a household with many books, but I fell in love there and then with the characters, the illustrations, the whole wonderful package. And I was hooked. I was a regular at my local library and couldn’t believe my luck when I was presented with my own library card. What joy to be able to dawdle my way around, stroking the books and I got to take a few home with me. I was so proud.

Right through my formative years, I continued to read voraciously but didn’t really have any advice as to what I should read next. After Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton, I wasn’t sure where to go next. How I wish LoveReading4Kids had been around in those days. 

When I went off to University, and in my early 20s, I lost my love of reading for a while. It was reignited when my kids came along as I became excited about them experiencing the joy of reading that I had. When I became a school governor in 2014, I also began to see first-hand the impact books can have on children’s outcomes right across the curriculum and I became interested in what it takes to get kids reading for pleasure and how to create lifelong readers.

When the opportunity to get involved in LoveReading came about in 2018, it was a dream come true. It felt like serendipity. I feel very blessed to do what I do and feel we have such a responsibility to our audience, to any book lover or any non-reader out there to share the joy of books, the love of stories and remind people of the transformative power of reading.

We are here to help you find your first or your next favourite book. 

Get in touch if you’d like to share your story…

Debs 

Our Editorial Experts