Reading Ideas

Browsing Hour at GWL, National Libraries Day 2013

Browsing Hour at GWL, National Libraries Day 2013

Looking for something to read that’s a little bit different? Overwhelmed by rows of books and don’t know where to start? Then look no further – we’ve hand-picked books old and new to inspire, suprise and challenge you. You can check out our latest recommended reads and reviews below (or browse through them all here).

Whether you’re a book lover or just starting out on your reading journey, our weekly Story Cafe is a great source of new ideas – we try different writers and styles every week.

Take a look at our Reading for Wellbeing recommendations for books that other women have found inspiring, nourishing, uplifting or even just downright funny.

Browse for new books on our catalogue

You can see all the books that have been added to our catalogue over the last few months here. Come along to the library and borrow them!

Tell us what you’ve been reading

We love books at the Library, and we’re always looking for our new favourite book.
What’s your must-read book? Tell us so we can make sure we’ve got a copy on our shelves!

Recent Reading Ideas Posts:

Join Us This Thursday for Utter: Raise Your Voice – It Might Just Help Your Mental Health.

Are you an aspiring singer? Looking for a fun way to meet new people or try something different? Or are you interested in boosting your own confidence or escaping the stresses of daily life in a safe and understanding environment? If so, this is just the session for you! Beginning this Thursday 14th September from […]

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Thoughts on Brand New Ancients

Kate Tempest’s Brand New Ancients pushes the idea of what poetry can be, telling a complete story through verse rather than serving as a collection of individual poems. It’s the kind of story that deserves to be read all in one go, preferably with tea, and lose yourself into the world of these characters whose lives intersect in ways that are recognisable to the reader.

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A Review of Marlena, the Debut Novel of Julie Buntin

Marlena is the stunning, intricately thought out début by young New Yorker Julie Buntin. Fresh with clearly remembered and intimately experienced details of the struggle and turbulence of adolescent life, Buntin pours herself into narrator Cathy, caught in a rut of reminiscing and fantasising on the life of her 15-year-old self, back when she had […]

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