Books, Reading and Writing
Do you love reading?
Whatever kinds of books you enjoy, our libraries have something for everyone ... crime, classics, science fiction, fantasy, poetry, romance, thrillers, chick lit, westerns or any other type of fiction! What's more, if you can't find what you're looking for, then for a small charge you can request any title and we will try to obtain it for you.
Why not join a Reading Group?
Reading Groups offer the chance to discuss your reading with other book lovers and also try out some authors you might not have discovered otherwise.
More information about reading groups
Ideas for a Good Read
Read (Peoples' Network) - meet up with other readers online, or browse suggestions to suit your mood. Check out the Bin a Book section where readers consign a book to the dustbin of literary history!
Love Reading - extracts, reviews and suggestions covering a wide range of genres
What Should I Read Next? - enter the title of a book you like and get some more recommendations
Book Browser Whichbook.net - a completely new way of choosing something to read...
BBC Books - creative writing, books and poetry
Booktrust - bringing books and readers together
Encompass Culture Fun to use site giving lots of information about books, authors, reading and more
Ready Steady Book - 'a literary site' with, reviews, criticism, interviews
Library Thing Find out what to read next on the basis of what books you own
Borrowers Recommend - 21 books by up-and-coming writers chosen by 150,000 library users
- video clips of authors discussing their books
Daily Mail Book Club
Read It Swap It - not-for-profit book exchange service
Web4readers.com - A website for readers who want to develop their knowledge of books and authors
Poetry Archive - recordings of poets reading their work, past and present