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Scroll through the sections below to start your next reading adventure. Explore our fun and thought-provoking reading lists, recommendations and quizzes: discover what kind of booklover you are, browse the best books for fans of medical memoirs, and get your questions in for our expert Book Doctors (and see what they recommend to fellow Caboodlers). Don't forget to sign up to receive new Caboodlers' Corner articles straight your inbox (and more!).

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Send a question in for our Book Doctors

Book Doctor: Send your questions in!

 

In a reading rut? Want to health-check your reading habits? Send questions in for our future Book Doctors and you could get a £15/€20 National Book Token!

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Book Doctor: Ambrose Parry answers your questions

Book Doctor: Ambrose Parry answers your questions

 

Ambrose Parry, author of The Art of Dying and The Way of All Flesh, prescribes the best reads for any mood or occasion. 

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Book Doctor: Abi Elphinstone answers your questions

Book Doctor: Abi Elphinstone answers your questions

 

Abi Elphinstone, author of Rumblestar and The Dreamsnatcher series, prescribes the best reads for young booklovers.

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Book Doctor: Jo Coldwell from Red Lion Books

Book Doctor: Jo Coldwell from Red Lion Books

 

Jo Coldwell, bookseller at Red Lion Books, prescribes the best reads for any mood or occasion.

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Book Doctor: Alex Reeve answers your questions

Book Doctor: Alex Reeve answers your questions

 

Alex Reeve, author of the bestselling historical crime novel, The House on Half Moon Street, prescribes the best reads for any mood or occasion.  

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Book Doctor: Juno Dawson

Book Doctor: Juno Dawson answers your questions

 

Juno Dawson, editor of LGBTQ+ anthology for teens, Proud, prescribes the best books to read with pride.

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Book Doctor: Jeff Kinney answers your questions

Book Doctor: Jeff Kinney answers your questions

 

Jeff Kinney is our Book Doctor for World Book Day, prescribing the best reads for young booklovers. 

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Book Doctor - Chloe Coles

Book Doctor: Chloe Coles answers your questions

Book Doctor: Chloe Coles
 

Chloe Coles, author of Bookshop Girl (and real-life children's bookseller extraordinaire) prescribes just the right read for book-loving children and teens.

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Book Doctor: William Sieghart

Book Doctor: Sieghart answers your questions

 

William Sieghart is here ahead of National Poetry Day to answer five poetry dilemmas – sent in by Caboodlers just like you.

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Book Doctor: Andy Griffiths

Book Doctor: Andy Griffiths answers your questions

 

Andy Griffiths, co-author of the hilarious Treehouse series is our guest Book Doctor for World Book Day!

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Book Doctor: Jen Campbell answers your questions

Book Doctor: Jen Campbell answers your questions

 

Jen Campbell prescribes just the right read for any mood or occasion.

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Book Doctor: Matt Haig

Book Doctor: Matt Haig answers your questions

 

Matt Haig prescribes just the right read for any mood or occasion.

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Book Doctor: Adam Kay

Book Doctor: Adam Kay answers your questions

 

Author Adam Kay prescribes just the right read for any mood or occasion.

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Book Doctor: Stuart Turton answers your questions

Book Doctor: Stuart Turton answers your questions

 

Stuart Turton, Readers Awards Novel Award-winning author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, prescribes just the right read for any mood or occasion.

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Book Doctor: Giovanna answers your questions

Book Doctor: Giovanna answers your questions

 

Giovanna Fletcher prescribes just the right read for any mood or occasion.

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Book Doctor: Miriam from Sevenoaks Bookshop

Book Doctor: Sevenoaks Bookshop

 

Miriam, bookseller at Sevenoaks Bookshop, prescribes just the right read for any mood or occasion.

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10 books for fans of legal thrillers

10 books for fans of legal thrillers

 

HS Chandler, author of Degrees of Guilt, recommends ten books for fans of legal thrillers. Comments with your favourites to win one of five copies of Degrees of Guilt.

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10 armchair adventures for junior bookworms

10 armchair adventures for junior bookworms

 

Author Katherine Rundell recommends her favourite adventure stories.

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10 medical memoirs for fans of This is Going to Hurt

10 medical memoirs for fans of This is Going to Hurt

 

Hard Pushed's Leah Hazard shares her top ten medical memoirs.

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7 sports stories for fans of fiction

7 sports stories for fans of fiction

 

We recommend sports stories for fiction fans. What sports writing have you loved?

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10 must-see book adaptations

10 must-see book-to-film adaptations

 

Check out our list of 10 literary adaptations coming to a screen near you. Which are you excited to see? 

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19 books to look out for in 2019

19 books to look out for in 2019

 

We pick 19 of the most highly-anticipated books to read this year. Tell us which books you're most looking forward to!

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12 incredible books we love

12 incredible books loved by National Book Tokens

 

The team at National Book Tokens reveal the most cherished books on their shelves.

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12 books for music lovers

12 books for serious music lovers

 

We recommend 12 books to soundtrack your summer.

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11 books for armchair travellers

11 books for armchair travellers

 

We recommended 11 captivating books to whisk you away.

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10 books about books

10 books about books for booklovers

 

Bring out the bibliophile in you! Check out these 10 brilliant books for booklovers.

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10 non-fiction books that changed the world

10 books that changed the world

 

Check out our list of 10 powerful works of non-fiction that changed the world we live in.

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9 novels in translation

9 novels in translation recommended by a bookseller

 

Bookseller Garry Perry recommends his favourite translated stories, from magnificent classics to award winners.

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10 modern stories to fall in love with

10 modern stories to fall in love with 

 

We recommend 10 modern love stories this Valentine’s Day. Which books have you fallen in love with?

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7 favourite locations in literature

7 favourite locations in literature

 

Ever dreamed of visiting Neverland or The Shire? We've picked 7 of our favourite locations in literature - what are yours?

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10 books that will surely make you cry

10 books that will surely make you cry

 

Do you love an emotional story? Check out our list of 10 heartbreaking books guaranteed to make you shed a tear.

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And the winner of our Valentine's poetry competition is...

Winner of our Valentine's poetry competition

 

See who won our Valentine's Day poetry competition and will receive a £50 National Book Token featuring their poem!

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And the winner of our flash poetry competition is...

And the winner of our flash poetry competition is...

 

Congratulations to Alison Jacobs, winner of our flash poetry competition for National Poetry Day! She has won a £100 National Book Token featuring her poem and a box of new poetry.

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And the Hidden Books Game answers are...

And the Hidden Books Game answers are...

 

We reveal the answers to the latest Hidden Books Game! Plus see which ten lucky players have each won a year's supply of books.

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Calling all junior bookworms!

We challenge all junior bookworms!

 

We're calling on young adventurers to guess which characters live on the islands in our first ever Book Island Challenge.

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What kind of booklover are you?

What kind of booklover are you?

What kind of booklover are you?
 

Do you love piles of books around the house? Can't stand cracked spines? Take our quiz to find out what kind of reader you are!

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What's your holiday reading style?

What's your holiday reading style?

10 locations in children's books
 

Take our fun quiz to find out what type of book matches your holiday style, from the relaxed reader to the trend-spotter.

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Find the missing book titles

Help us find the missing book titles

 

Our bookshelves have fallen down and we've lost some of our books titles! Can you help us find the missing words?

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10 locations in children's books

Take the quiz! 10 locations in children's books

10 locations in children's books
 

From Hogsmead to Treasure Island, take our fun quiz on 10 locations in children's literature.

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Guess the famous book characters

Guess the famous book characters

Guess the famous book characters
 

Jat Gatsby or Ron Weasley? Can you guess the popular characters from their National Book Tokens?

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20 years of World Book Day

20 questions for 20 years of World Book Day

 

Play our quiz feauring 20 questions about 20 World Book Day authors to celebrate 20 years.

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