5 books to cosy up with this Winter


It’s the perfect time of year to find some good books to cosy up with and enjoy some ‘me-time’. After all the festivities of December, the new year is ideal for making a big mug of tea, hunkering down and losing yourself in a good book (or three…). Our top 5 books to cosy up […]

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The Rules : A single girl’s bible


Strong, single, independant lady, pro-active, sociable and busy, always taking the leap of faith giving guys your number, all in the hope of not missing an opportunity. Sound like you? Sounds like us, too! As a self confessed serial dater with a head full of dreams and places to be, I have written about dating, conducted experiential dating, devoured the […]

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Book-to-Film: which ones get it right?


Book-to-Film, it’s often a tough call for directors. Will the film do the book justice? Will it be even better?! The Girl on Train was one of the best-selling books of 2015, and had us gripped. On the 5th of October it is set to become one of the best films of 2016. With Emily […]

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The Summer Books Hot List

Summer books Average Janes

Summer holidays are coming (finally!) – the perfect excuse to fill your boots (or suitcase…or Kindle…) with a feast of hot summer books to while away lazy hours poolside, on the beach, or lying in your own back garden. We love a good gossip about our latest faves here at Average Janes, so we thought […]

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A few good reads

World Book Night

One of the cheapest pleasures in life is getting unexpectedly lost in a good book. It can while away hours of a rainy weekend, take your mind away from the stresses of everyday life, or pass time between bar breaks on a beach holiday. So to celebrate World Book Night – taking place on 23 […]

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Once Upon A Time… National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we’ll begin! Starting this Saturday, 30 January, it’s the Society for Storytelling’s 16th annual National Storytelling Week. Here at Average Janes’ HQ we love curling up with a good book, especially on cold winter evenings, so we thought we’d share some of our favourite books and stories to inspire you to […]

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Reader beware: creepy Halloween books

When it comes to books, we love a good dose of chick lit as much as the next girl, but with Halloween just around the corner we thought we would share with you some of the creepy books that have found their way onto our bookshelves. These aren’t all ghosties and ghouls, just five books […]

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Top 5 Summer Books

feat-summer reading

With warmer weather finally on the way, there’s nothing like finding a spot of sunshine, grabbing a cup of tea and forgetting reality for a few hours by losing yourself in a great book. Here are our current top five picks for a bit of much-needed escapism! The Miniaturist – Jessie Burton Reminiscent of the […]

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Top 3 Clean food recipe books


Clean and lean, #strongnotskinny, counting nutrients not calories – these are all buzzwords thrown at us via Twitter, magazines and even the Sunday supplements. From powerhouse Instagrammers Madeleine Shaw, Deliciously Ella and Mille Mackintosh, to local supermarket displays, the healthy, nutritious food movement has gone stellar in 2015. Never ones to ignore a trend, we’ve […]

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7 books to cosy up with


Good books are essential! – so we’ve selected 7 brilliant reads for cosying up with on a frosty night or wet weekend. Grab a large cup of coffee and a bar of chocolate, and snuggle down with our current favourite books: Here’s Looking at You by Mhairi McFarlane Contemporary sparkle glitters throughout this ugly-duckling tale. […]

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6 Sizzling Summer Books


From perfect beach reads to gripping thrillers, classic love stories to unexpected twists – we’ve got it all covered with our top books this summer. Whether you’re jetting-off somewhere sunny, or want something to read on your lunch break, check out our top 6 summer scorchers. The Fever – Megan Abbott An unidentifiable virus sweeps […]

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And the Mountains Echoed Khalid Hosseini


If you are familiar with Hosseini’s previous novels (The Kiterunner and A Thousand Splendid Suns) then you will be well acquainted with the beginning setting of this book, Afghanistan. However he also explores a range of different places including Paris, California and Greece, with all characters connected to Afghanistan in some way. The tale begins […]

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