Books on a shelf

The Worcester Bookshelf

The Worcester Bookshelf project is all about sharing books that we love about our subjects with you. We suggest books that we love - you tell us what you think of them. If you are in year 10, 11, or 12 at a UK state school and would like to read one of the books on the bookshelf and be part of this project, simply email telling us which book you would like to read and which school you are at (and which year group), and providing a postal address that we can send the book to. We will send the book (free of charge) to you, and in return - no later than 3 weeks after receiving the book - you will write a review of the book (of no more than 300 words) that we will publish on our website. You do not need to send the book back to us.

Please note that the Bookshelf project is currently paused and more details will be posted here when they are available. 

To read reviews of books featured on past editions of the Bookshelf, click here

How do I write my review?

We will ask you for no more than 300 words on the book. Try to engage and evaluate the ideas within it, rather than simply to tell us what it contains. We will also ask you to answer the following three prompts in no more than a sentence:

Something I agreed with in this book was...

Something I disagreed with in this book was...

Something I learnt from reading this book that I didn't know about this subject before was...