We have held nine Big City Reads in York since 2008. Each one has been very different and each one has celebrated the joy of reading.


The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted our plans for 2020 and 2021, but we are on course for a wonderful celebration of York, its people and an illustrious daughter of the city in 2022.


Our plans will be revealed on this page in due course, but in the meantime, you might like to revisit one of our past Big City Read titles:-


2008 The Railway Children, E Nesbit


2009 Sovereign, CJ Sansom


2010 Chocolat, Joanne Harris


2011 The Lost Luggage Porter, Andrew Martin


2012 Mystery in the Minster, Susanna Gregory


2014 The Orpheus Descent, Tom Harper


2016 Regeneration, Pat Barker


2017 To Catch a Rabbit, Helen Cadbury


2018 The Radleys, Matt Haig