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A magnifying glass. Entertaining reads that go beyond categories such as travel, biography, cookery and history.

Explore these lists of recommended titles in niche areas such as cult fiction and true crime.

Contemporary poetry

Our picks of the best books, magazines, websites and eResources all about poetry.  

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Cult fiction

Cult fiction is a term used for books or authors which inspire intense interest and lasting devotion among a readership that exists largely below the mainstream cultural radar.

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Idea books

Thought-provoking reads by original thinkers – great for those who'd like to understand the world from a different perspective.

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The environment

The natural world is fascinating, complex and dynamic, and ultimately intertwines with politics, economics, science and ethics.

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Travel writing

Although strictly speaking a non-fiction genre, armchair travel books are creatively written and can be just as much fun as a good novel. They offer a more subjective and comprehensive view of exotic locales by including ingredients that travel guides tend to gloss over.

Read travel writing recommendations 

True crime

With John Grisham delving into non-fiction and a growing appetite for crime novels and TV shows, true crime has also entered the halls of popular non-fiction fame. It's a genre that sits at the junction of journalism, law and psychology.

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