GWL Recommends

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.

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.

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)

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?