People often think those of us who read for a living spend all day lying on the sofa, slowly turning pages and eating our way through a box of Turkish delight.
Sometimes science and psychology stray into the region fondly known as the bleeding obvious.
With more women MPs at Westminster than ever before, here are ten inspirational political novels that would make any woman want to take to the hustings.
Julia Donaldson is not, from the look of it, a woman easily shocked.
Election fall-out will be chewed over all weekend.
Carey Mulligan's face is about to become as ubiquitous as Nicola Sturgeon's as the film of Thomas Hardy's novel, Far From The Madding Crowd, attracts flocks in the coming weeks.
Such was the flood of suggestions of other books about islands, following last week's list, here are more.