A brilliantly bookish subscription service
We’re the book box for feminists and changemakers who want to diversify their reading. With Heady Mix’s handpicked selection of the very best in female writing, our subscription book box makes it fast and easy for you to discover exciting new fiction.
Heady Mix will help you:
Be a better ally
By reading differently you’ll help spotlight female writers that aren’t getting the bookshelf space they deserve.
Broaden your entertainment
You’ll enjoy a unique reading experience immersed in a heady mix of diverse awe-inspiring stories.
Enter a fun, new world of reading
Discover new people, places and perspectives that mainstream bookshops ignore. No more of the same boring books.
The Heady Mix book box is recommended by:
If you want to refresh your reading list or need a thoughtful gift for the bibliophile in your life, allow Heady Mix to do the work for you
Featured book box authors
Nicole Dennis-Benn, the author of Here Comes the Sun, talks to Heady Mix about growing up in Jamaica and how her formative years influenced the narrative of her novel, along with her concern with the disparity between local life and the face of tourism in Caribbean nations. ⠀
Click the red button for our interview and an exclusive reading.
Here Comes the Sun featured in Heady’s Mix Section 28 collection that showcased writing about the LGBTIQ+ community.
Sara Novic, the author of Girl at War, talks to Heady Mix about strong female protagonists.
Click the red button to check out the interview and an exclusive reading. Since Sara is Deaf – she used American Sign Language to communicate her answers.
Girl at War was featured in Heady’s Mix Feminist Fairytales collection that showcased a different kind of fairy tale, one where women choose their own ‘happily ever after’.
Past book box collections
Every one of the collections in our book subscription box membership is focused on diversity; we spotlight the people, places or perspectives that don’t have enough representation in Western culture. You will always learn something new with us.
Book reviews, articles and short films
Not only do we offer the UK’s only book subscription box focused on diversity, we have a wide-ranging online library featuring articles, author guest posts, short films and documentaries to help you more deeply explore each season’s theme and become a better ally to underrepresented groups.
Earlier this year, Heady Mix spoke with author Nigerian-American author Chinelo Okparanta. Chinelo’s list of accolades and awards is extensive and includes being named as Granta's Best of Young American Novelist in 2017 for her novel Under the Udala Trees. It was this...
Mildly Different is a crowd-funded film project aimed at raising awareness of autism in women and girls, exploring what the condition looks and feels like in females who can often be misdiagnosed. Written and produced by Anna Czarska, who is herself autistic, the...
In part II of our conversation with writer Masande Ntshanga, author of Triangulum – a novel that featured in the 2019 Heady Mix theme ‘Afrofuturism’, we discussed the context of the genre and to what extent it is aligned to Africa and African writers… Heady...
Ausma Zehanat Kahn is the award-winning author of the hugely successful Khattak and Getty crime novel series. This sequence of books has brought Ausma critical acclaim for stories centred on solving crimes in some of Canada’s most vulnerable communities. From Toronto...
One of our previous themes, Windrush, led to us thinking about family ties and the deep and enduring importance of our mothers to our sense of home and place. So when it comes to thinking of gifts for our mum's birthdays, it felt fitting to celebrate Caribbean...
My mind is forever swaying this way and that. Naoki Higashida Naoki Higashida is a Japanese author who, aged just 13, began narrating his experience as someone who sees the world through the lens of Autism. This body of work culminated in the publication of ‘The...