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Trusted book recommendations are key to finding your next best read. The lovemyread team is that reliable friend. Our curators bring heart and inspiration to their work. LoveMyRead scours the world—not just for books—but for passionate celebrity curators to bring wonderful books to our attention and wonder to our members.

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Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton is an author journalist and podcast host. Her Sunday Times Bestselling memoir Everything I Know About Love won a National Book Award and was nominated for Waterstones Book of The Year. Dear Dolly is her newest book.

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KightsOf

KNIGHTS OF is a multi award-winning inclusive publisher focused on bringing underrepresented voices to the forefront of commercial children’s publishing. With a team led by women of colour, and an unwavering focus on their intended readership for each book, Knights Of works to engage with gatekeepers across the industry, including booksellers, teachers and librarians, and supports non-traditional community spaces with events, outreach, marketing and partnerships. "We're very excited to be partnering with LoveMyRead on the curation of their book subscription boxes we've long been fans of the impressive and innovative work that they do. We're looking forward to reaching more readers with them in the children's space."

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Adults

Paterson Joseph

Paterson Joseph is a beloved British actor and writer. Recently seen on Vigil and Noughts and Crosses, he has also starred in Peep Show and Law & Order UK and he plays Arthur Slugworth in the forthcoming Wonka movie. Paterson has curated a selection of our October Adult Fiction and Non-fiction picks, including his debut novel The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho.

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Adults

Taylor Jenkins Reid

Taylor Jenkins Reid is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including Malibu Rising, Daisy Jones & The Six, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their daughter. Taylor has lovingly curated our September Adult picks, including her newest novel Carrie Soto is Back.

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Children's

Rebel Girls

Rebel Girls is a global, multi-platform empowerment brand dedicated to helping raise the most inspired and confident generation of girls through content, experiences, products, and community. Originating from an international best-selling children’s book, Rebel Girls amplifies stories of real-life, extraordinary women throughout history, geography, and field of excellence. Rebel Girls curated our September Kids Picks!

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Adults

Our Team

The LoveMyRead team loves books. Each month we work with all publishers looking for the best upcoming releases, seeking out unseen gems and soon to be prize-winning books before anyone else. With passion and a commitment to finding beautiful books, we curate 6 of the best each month. Gripping books chosen by hand. Not by algorithm.

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Adults

Sophie Dahl

Sophie was a contributing editor at British Vogue for ten years, and has written non-fiction essays for US Vogue, The New York Times, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. She has judged the Women’s Prize for Fiction and Vogue’s Young Talent Contest. Sophie is a monthly columnist and contributing editor at House & Garden magazine. She is also an ambassador at Place2Be, a charity who provide mental health support and advocacy in schools across the UK. As an author, Sophie has published four bestselling adult books and two amazing children's books. But turns out, her taste in books is just as impeccable as you’d imagine – and we love the books she’s chosen for our Adults and Kids selection.

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Adults

Dr Hazel Wallace

Hazel started ‘The Food Medic’ blog in 2012, as a medical student, in a bid to bridge the gap between conventional medical advice and the latest thoughts and developments in nutrition and other areas of lifestyle. The blog has now extended to various other platforms and publications including social media, two books, The Food Medic and The Food Medic for life, and a podcast where she interviews leading experts on how we can live healthier lives. Dr. Hazel is also a qualified personal trainer and is passionate in the use of exercise as medicine, which was the topic of her TEDX talk.

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Adults

Candice Brathwaite

Candice Brathwaite is an author, journalist, TV presenter, and founder of Make Motherhood Diverse – an online initiative that aims to ensure many more people see themselves reflected online. Candice is a Contributing Editor to Grazia and regularly appears on national radio and television news channels to talk about maternal mortality rates for black women in Britain. Her debut book I Am Not Your Baby Mother - about being a black British mum – published in May 2020 by Quercus made the Sunday Times Bestseller list.

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Adults

Pandora Sykes

Pandora Sykes is a journalist and contributing editor and columnist for Elle magazine. Previously the Fashion Features Editor and a columnist for the Sunday Times Style, she has also written for the Telegraph, Guardian, GQ, i-D, Red magazine, Vogue Australia and Man Repeller.

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Adults

Caitlin Moran

For our March 2021 guest curation, cultural icon Caitlin Moran has chosen 6 of her favourite books that have been a roadmap in her life as a mother and daughter. Snuggle up with them to laugh, cry and love.

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Kids

Malorie Blackman OBE

Prolific, brilliant, awarded and progressive, Malorie brings a writerly perspective to kids curation— a task first entrusted to her as UK Children's Laureate in 2013. Each month she helps discover the best children's books coming to market and curates them for our members

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Kids

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

One of Britain’s favourite authors and a 500 words competition judge for a decade, Frank Cottrell-Boyce has a huge list of smash hits under his belt, including the sequels to Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the much-loved Millions. Frank's critically-acclaimed children’s book Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth is a mainstay on bookshop shelves. Frank also has a Gold (Carnegie) medal award to his name.

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Guest Curator

There's nothing like a great book recommendation from a friend... So at LoveMyRead, you'll find a few famous faces popping up now and again to join us as Guest Curators. Find out what your favourite author is curling up with on a rainy Sunday afternoon or taking away on holiday with them.

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