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:

Helen Oyeyemi and Boy, Snow, Bird: a Review

Some of my very favourite reads are ones that intricately incorporate rich myth, folklore and fairytale, and Helen Oyeyemi’s novels are nothing if not characterised by her abundant use of all of the above, exploring territories and cultures that such historically mythical possibilities for narratives have become deeply embedded. From the central ghost story of […]

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Don’t Discount the Power of Female Protestors – We’ve Been Successful Before

Over the weekend, global society witnessed something quite spectacular. In the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th POTUS, people protested, and protested on a huge scale. Indeed, some figures suggest that protests took place in over 20 countries, with as many as one out of every 100 people in America marching to reject […]

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Monstress volume 1 by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

  The realms of fantasy and sci-fi have been ,until recently, overwhelming masculine genres of fiction ,despite the impact of those like Le Guin and Atwood, as well as genres in which alternative worlds tended to be the creation of someone white. C.S Lewis and Tolkien writing works after their elite educations at Oxford in […]

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