Book Reviews

Book Picnic

Our volunteers and staff recommend… this month’s Book Picnic

July is here and the summer holidays have officially started here in Glasgow. If you’re looking to add some great titles to your summer reading list, we’ve got you covered.

New books you can borrow this month

There are three fictional and three memoir books to choose from this month – all very different and creative; two poetry books, one by Iona Lee and the other by Liz Lochhead; a biography of Jane Haining; an examination of the italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi; travel to Iceland; and Amanda Thomson’s Scots Dictionary. I think there is definitely something for everyone this month!

The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi

March has been rainy and rainy with a side of chill and more rain. I beckon you, please, to indulge in prize winning poet Tishani Doshi’s The Pleasure Seekers where things are much warmer.

New books you can borrow this month

We’ve received some great new donations these past few weeks which have now been catalogued by our volunteers and are ready for you to borrow. And if you like what you read why not fill out one of our recommendation cards when you return your book? (ask our friendly front of house team when you visit)

Black Snow Falling by L.J. MacWhirter

Here are my thoughts on Black Snow Falling.

Our volunteers and staff recommend… this month’s Book Picnic

With a varied selection of recommendations, January’s book picnic selection covers everything from non-fiction to children’s literature which means that there is something for everyone. Whilst the weather’s still cold outside, why not make your January a month for reading with these ideas from January’s book picnic?

Swansong by Kerry Andrew

Oh how the holidays come and go- I spent my time on the sofa getting through Swansong by author Kerry Andrew; her first novel, an adaption of a Scottish ballad. I won’t spoil any twists or turns so don’t be frightened! Enclosed are simply my thoughts on the book.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Here are my thoughts on The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. It’s the perfect world to jump in to if you’re craving to be somewhere other than here and somewhere a bit more exciting.

Our volunteers and staff recommend… Book Picnic of the month

Christmas is so close now, and we are sure that, just like us, you might be struggling with Christmas presents ideas. So why not get some inspiration through our new recommendations for the book picnic of this month?

It’s A (New) Kinda Magic (Book Review)

“Children Of Blood And Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi (Paperback Macmillan 2018) YA FICTION  reviewed by Jay Andrew, Front of House volunteer A sister and a brother. A brother and a sister. A whole lot of magic. World building at its best – it effortlessly blends Nigerian and African culture and mythology/ religion into a whole […]