Reading Ideas

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.

My Women in Politics Book Picks

Check out this selection of books from the politics section, handpicked by Maisie who is doing her school placement with us this week.

(Re) Discover the pleasure of being read to

Our weekly Story Cafe sessions are so much fun! In this post our volunteer Lily explains what to expect from one of these events and shares why she feels these reading out loud sessions are so valuable and pleasurable.

Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp archives. Credit: Feminist Library, GWL, Mayday Rooms, Women’s Art Library Goldsmiths.

A Year in Six Books

This December I’m celebrating an anniversary – I’ve now been happily working in GWL for a full year, having joined the team as a development worker last December. Looking back on a packed year of ground breaking projects and personal learning it’s hard, if not impossible, to sum it up in a blog post. One of the great things about working in the women’s library (as well as the large variety of tea on offer) is being surrounded by such inspirational book shelves. It’s been difficult but I’ve chosen six books, that have punctuated this year in the library and would thoroughly recommend to others.

A group of ten people sitting on blankets on the grass. They are listening to a young woman who is holding a book.

Book Bunk Picnic

During our visit to Nairobi last month, we joined forces with the Book Bunk team for a Book Picnic like no other. Find out what books were recommended by the interns and staff from Book Bunk.

A book called Blether from the Scottish Book Trust

Blether

It’s Book Week Scotland!

List of Books by Theme for Young Women

A selection of books from our library young women might like to read.

Cover of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. The cover is stark black, with a stylised figure of a woman dressed in red with a white bonnet.

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

One of our volunteers gives a brief review on a book she read recently.