A look back at our most popular recommended reading lists, author interviews and poetry posts of the last year, so you can give them a read if you missed them the first time around.

1. Short and spectacular - 21 great novels under 200 pages long

Our selection of brilliant books that are under 200 pages long but are guaranteed to stay with you for a very long time. 

2. Inspiring poems by female poets

Inspiring verse from some of our favourite women writers, from Carol Ann Duffy to Sylvia Plath. 

3. Don DeLillo - a beginner's guide

Picador Senior Editor, Kris Doyle, offers some expert advice on the books of one of America’s most important and influential writers. 

4. A Little Life - A Photo Story

Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life, explains how her novel took on a visual life online and takes us through some of her favourite images shared by fans.  

5. Perfect wedding readings - poems to suit any couple 

Our pick of the most beautiful, moving and original verses ever written about love and marriage.

6. The best short story collections of 2016

Read seven brilliant stories from some of the best collections published last year.

7. Caitlin Moran on Bridget Jones’s Diary

Why we still love Helen Fielding’s hilarious tale of a pissed, chain-smoking London thirty-something twenty years on.

8. Rediscovering forgotten classics

For anyone on the hunt for an undiscovered gem, our choice of the best books you’ve never heard of. 

9. The best dystopian novels of all time

Our choice of the best literary dystopias ever created.

10. The best poetry books of 2016 

Our pick of the best new poetry collections published in the last year.