GWL Recommends

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.

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…

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:

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.

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.

Cover of Peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva. The book cover is yellow with repeated illustrations of a woman with short dark hair who seems to be entangled in a snaking dark cloud

New books you can borrow this month

Looking for something new to read? We’ve got you covered. Check out the new books we have in this month, and pop on by to borrow one. From poetry to graphic novels, I’m sure you will find something that takes your fancy.

Cover of The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson. The book cover is dark blue, with a stylised female figure in pink emerging from a male figure that has been split in two like a chrysalis.

YA Recommendations

These books are a must-read for Young Adult fiction lovers. Whether you like being transported to the streets of New York battling mythical creatures, or travelling to far away lands where magic is everywhere, or even just going to high school, befriending an outsider, there is something here for everyone. 

Flatlay of an open book partly lying on a tartan blanket and on a wooden table. On the right-hand side of the book are a cup of coffee and a piece of apple lattice pie on a plate.

Our Volunteers and Staff Recommend: This Month’s Book Picnic

Check out our reading recommendations from this month’s book picnic featuring historical fiction novels, a feminist recipe book, a feminist manifesto, etc.