What’s Your Favourite Book Written in the Past 225 Years?

What’s Your Favourite Book Written in the Past 225 Years?

And so as we celebrate our 225th anniversary throughout 2017, we’re looking back on the books that have stood out, changed perspectives and stayed with their readers long after the last page. To join in with the conversation online, we want you to tell us your favourite book written in the last 225 years and why. It could be the book that ignited your love of crime and mysteries, or the book that first made you believe in magic. Maybe it’s the book that inspires you to be brave or adventurous or hopeful. Or perhaps it’s simply that worn-out book that has been on your bookshelf longer than you care to remember and that you take down to read time after time.

Whatever the reason might be, we want you to head over to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tell us your favourite book of the last 225 years using the tag #WHS225Books to share your favourite fiction book and tag #WHS225KidsBooks to tell us your favourite children’s book. It doesn’t necessarily have to be highbrow, or a classic, or have changed the world, as long as it changed your world. We can’t wait to see what you pick!

Need some inspiration?

We know that 225 years worth of books is a lot to consider when picking a favourite, and so get to get the conversation going we’ve picked 20 fiction books and 20 children’s books from the last 225 years that have stood out to us.

Best-Loved Fiction Books of the Last 225 Years

Click here to browse our full list of 20 of our favourite fiction books from the past 225 years and don’t forget to let us know your favourite book using #WHS225Books.

Best-Loved Children’s Books of the Last 225 Years

Click here to browse our full list of 20 of our favourite children’s books from the past 225 years and don’t forget to let us know your favourite kids’ book using #WHS225KidsBooks.


You can join in with the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #WHS225Books and #WHS225KidsBooks.