Reading Ideas

Our team recommends this month…

Check out some recommended reads from our staff and volunteers. Fiction and non fiction; newly published and not so recently published; transporting us to Nigeria, the Hebrides, and Ireland; and exploring all sorts of topics including the environment, slavery, and feminism in the 21st century.

Barrington Stoke Books-Four images showing the covers, spines and clear layout of text inside two books.

Dyslexia-Friendly Books

A women with dyslexia and I would describe myself as a very reluctant reader but an extremely avid audiobook listener. Barrington Stoke books are extremely clearly laid out and clearly written (to allow the story to flow). Very personal commentary, i.e. this is Doreen’s experience of reading and the written word.

May’s Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. Like last month, our Book Picnic took place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many, many excellent book suggestions…

Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay

Red Dust Road saw me through the first few weeks of lockdown…

From schoolgirl climate warriors to sea poems

The Women in the Landscape Resource List GWL’s Women in the Landscape project aims to reveal, to celebrate and to preserve women’s stories, experiences and environmental heritage. We called on women from all backgrounds and intersections of identity throughout Scotland to help us think about how we experienced our surroundings and environments, and women’s historical […]

Book cover of The Summer Book by Tove Jannson. It shows a small island surrounded by blue sea and sky

April’s Book Picnic Recommendations

This month we met for Book Picnic, not in the library, but remotely! Here are the books we’ve been reading:

March by Geraldine Brooks

This is a gripping, powerful book. Reading it, I was impressed with the depth of Brooks’ research and how lightly it was carried – though complex, it was easy to follow and to remember the many and varied characters.

Online Reading to Keep You Company Through Isolation

As we all prepare to self-isolate in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, we are sharing some reading you can access for free at home to keep you company while you stay safe inside.

New Books To Borrow This Month

A list of some of the new books you can find on our shelves, whether you want something to celebrate Women’s History month, or get you in the mood for spring – We’ve got you covered!

February’s Book Picnic Recommendations

Here are this month’s Book Picnic suggestions including a young adult novel, some historical fiction books and a climate change book by Mary Robinson.