Reading Ideas

February Book Picnic Recommendations

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

Some books from the book groups selection, past and future

January Book Picnic Recommendations

After our holidays some of our volunteers and staff got together online to share what they’d been reading over the festive period: lots of fiction, including for children and young adults, and a self-help book inspired by bees! Here are our recommendations…

Best feel-good books: comfort reads you can enjoy over the winter months

It might be cold, dreich and dark outside but there’s plenty to love about winter: the chilly, grey days are the perfect excuse to stay inside and indulge in one of our favourite pastimes, reading. The Danish concept of hygge is still having its moment, and for good reason: it encourages us to indulge in […]

December Book Picnic Recommendations

Need some inspiration for the next book to add to your reading list? We’ve got suggestions! On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic…

BHM: Black Women Writers

October 2020 marked Black History Month, first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987,  BHM is an annual event to remember celebrate and honour the achievements, culture and history of Black people. Throughout October we celebrated Black Women Writers by sharing a book or piece of writing a day on our Instagram and Twitter feeds. […]

Books about Gardening, Plants, Seeds and Growing

Now that winter is upon us, many of us will be longing for spring and the flora and fauna that we see during that season. Here are some reads about gardening and growing to keep you going and hopefully plant some inspiration.

November Book Picnic Recommendations

Need some inspiration for the next book to add to your reading list? We’ve got suggestions! On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic…

October Book Picnic Recommendations -2020

Happy Libraries Week to all! Need some inspiration for the next book to add to your reading list? We’ve got suggestions! On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic…

Themes of Isolation in our collection

Emilie, who was on placement with us last Spring, highlights how a selection of books she borrowed at the start of lockdown each look at different aspects of isolation.

September Book Picnic Recommendations

Need some inspiration for the next book to add to your reading list? We’ve got suggestions! On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic…