The Reading Room

Find your next read

Announcing the 2017 longlist…

On International Women’s Day, we’re delighted to reveal the sixteen brilliant books which make up this year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist, chosen by our fantastic 2017…

Mon 6 March, 2017


Revealing the 2017 shortlist….

We’re absolutely thrilled to reveal the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist. This year’s six shortlisted books include one previous winner of the Prize and one debut novelist. “It…

Fri 3 March, 2017


Turn over a new leaf: six books by women

2017 is well and truly here, and, if you’re anything like us, that means New Year’s reading resolutions and a pile of brand new books. To give you…

Mon 9 January, 2017


The books the 2017 judges will rediscover this Xmas

The festive season is the perfect time to relax (preferably in a comfy chair, in front of a roaring fire) with an old favourite and lose yourself in…

Wed 21 December, 2016


Literary listen: Cynthia Bond

Busy week? Sit back, relax and take ten minutes out for a little bit of literary escapism… Make yourself a drink (why not a Baileys?), pop in your…

Mon 28 November, 2016


Six dystopian novels by women

Given current events across the Pond and closer to home, many already feel like they’re living in a nightmarish version of reality. To provide a little comfort, we’ve…

Fri 11 November, 2016


Five spooky reads by women

Move over Stephen King! This Halloween why not be spooked by one of these deeply unsettling stories by women, instead? From haunted house tales to psychological crime thrillers…

Mon 31 October, 2016


Our judges on their favourite books by women

The fantastic line-up for our 2017 judging panel has been announced; Chair Tessa Ross, CEO of House Productions, will be joined by journalist, author and co-founder of The…

Fri 28 October, 2016


Bessie Book Club: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Eimear McBride’s second novel, The Lesser Bohemians is out in a week’s time and we couldn’t be more excited about reading it. To celebrate, why not dive into…

Fri 26 August, 2016


A big year for Baileys Prize winners

We’re rather excited as this autumn sees three (yes, three!) new books from former Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winners. First up is the second novel from Eimear…

Mon 15 August, 2016


10 brilliant books by women to read this summer

Looking for a scintillating read to pack in your suitcase? Or something to sweep you off to sunnier climes while you enjoy a staycation? Either way, we’ve got a…

Fri 5 August, 2016


Latitude Festival’s top 20 books by women

If you’ve been following us over the last few weeks, you may well know that the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction brought a host of exciting events to Latitude…

Fri 22 July, 2016