Reading Ideas

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…

Screenshot from GWL Covid-19 Safety Procedures video - our librarian opens a plastic box for a visitor to place a returned book into. They are both wearing facemasks.

Introducing ‘Select and Collect’ book borrowing

We’re delighted to be able to start lending books again, with our new ‘Select and Collect’ service, which you can start using from Wednesday 2nd September.

Book Picnic Recommendations-August 2020

Our monthly Zoom meet ups to discuss what we’ve been reading are one of the ways our team of staff and volunteers have stayed connected through lockdown.  We always enjoy hearing what others recommend and hope you will too!

Green Learning

We’d like to share with you what has been recently been shaping our thinking about climate justice, carbon reduction and our role in caring for our environment.

Three books standing on a shelf with a plant. The books are New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby, which has a black cover with a photo of a black woman looking directly at the reader, her hands clasped behind her head; Where the Wild Ladies Are, by Matsuda Aoko, a yellow cover with a dark abstract shape in the top half, and an illustration of the knees of two women in skirts sitting beside each other; Queenie, by Candace Carty-Williams, a deep pink cover with the head of a black woman in profile, her face not visible, and long braids pulled up into a bun.

Readers of Colour Recommends

Readers of Colour is a thriving community of women and non-binary folks of colour who meet once a month to discuss literature, film, podcasts and more by women and non-binary creatives of colour. In this blog, members of Readers of Colour are sharing books they’ve loved and would recommend. Enjoy!

Our July Book Picnic recommendations

Take a peek below at this month’s recommendations. I hope you find something that sparks your curiosity!