Behind The Cover Club

Behind the cover logo.jpg

Behind the Cover is for all women and non-binary readers aged 16 and over. It’s a book club that celebrates brilliant books with women at the centre of the story.

We share audiobooks alongside activities to help grown ups and young adults talk about the book. There's exclusive content from authors discussing their inspirations and writing process, their favourite books, and answers to book club questions.

Behind The Cover Club aims to share excellent books by and about women, while giving you readers a glimpse at the big questions and writers behind the stories.

How it works

Once you've signed up to the Behind the Cover Club the National Literacy Trust will email you an exclusive access code to download the book for free.

Sign up here

Not Without a Fight

This January, we are listening to Not Without a Fight: 10 Steps to Becoming Your Own Champion by professional boxer, model and activist, Ramla Ali.

In her first book, Ramla details ten key fights - a combination of life's constant challenges and real bouts she's endured both in and outside of the ring - that have shaped her remarkable rise to date.

From her arrival in England as a refugee to being drawn to the energy and spirit of her first boxercise class; from the adrenaline of her first amateur fights to how she often powered on alone, searching for a community of women like her, and her biggest win of all: letting love into her life.

Each relatable lesson is packed full of honesty and urgency, powering the reader on to become their own champion.

Find out more about this month’s audio book

Ramla Ali

Previous titles and authors

Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

The story of a mother and daughters love, this book deals with themes of love, sex, memory and grief.

Read more

[TW1]Link to Burnt Sugar pageBecoming by Michelle Obama

Discover the former First Lady’s book recommendations, book club questions, and a Q&A all about her bestselling memoir Becoming.

Read more.

Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo

This Booker Prize-winning novel follows the lives of 12 very different characters and their friends, family and lovers across the country.

Read more.

Ordinary People by Diana Evans

Set at the time of Obama’s election victory, this book explores big themes like intimacy, grief, parenthood and ageing.

Read more.