It’s National Poetry Day on 7 October and they have compiled a reading list of some fantastic new poetry collections for all ages.
Poetry books for adults
Poetry books for children
Poetry books for young adults
We’ve put together a Black Stories Matter booklist of excellent fiction and non-fiction titles that we have in stock or have recently added to our collection. Many of the titles are also available to download via our eLibrary.
As part of the BBC Novels That Shaped Our World campaign, we held events throughout February with three bestselling authors, to talk to them about the books that have inspired and influenced them and the role that reading has played in their lives.
Missed any of our My Favourite Book articles in your local paper? Read them here:
Rebecca Robertson – And Then There Were None / Agatha Christie
Samantha Kimber - Chocolat / Joanne Harris
Tom Batten - High Fidelity / Nick Hornby
Holly Burrell - The Blind Assassin / Margaret Atwood
Steph Fuller - The Martian / Andy Weir
Kirsty Franks - Perfume / Patrick Süskind
Sarah Brand - Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times / Edited by Neil Astley
Graeme Page - Tess of the d’Urbervilles / Thomas Hardy
Susan Whitington – Atonement/Ian McEwan
Amy Potts - Belgarath (and its sequel) Polgara / David and Leigh Eddings
Amanda Martin - The Girl with Seven Names / Hyeonseo Lee
Rachel Willmer - Jamaica Inn / Daphne du Maurier
Sam White - Magician / Raymond E. Feist
Kathryn Gallop - How Not To Be a Boy / Robert Webb
Hannah Relfe – Moonshine / Christina Jones
Jackie Manners – Cider With Rosie / Laurie Lee
Rose Cable – Howl’s Moving Castle / Diana Wynne Jones
"Fully Booked" is our series of book recommendations from staff in the Library Service. Keep an eye out on Social Media and here for the increasing number of recommendations!
BBC Culture in Quarantine
The BBC have put together a Culture in Quarantine page with lots of great articles about books and links to book-related TV and radio programmes. There’s even some visual walks through British art.
The Novels That Shaped Our World
The brilliant BBC Novels that Shaped our World pages.
Reading Agency Stay Connected
This is the Reading Agency Website complete with ‘Stay Connected’ resources, such as their Reading Friends Top Tips for living in self isolation.
Goodreads - find and read more books you'll love and keep track of the books you want to read. Be part of the world's largest community of book lovers on GoodReads.
Comprehensive webpages full of interviews with authors, book reviews, booklists etc from The Guardian newspaper.
The Lit Hub website is a central place for readers, writers, publishers, books, bookstores and librarians to congregate and celebrate books and literary culture.
We are now offering an online reservation service or a Staff Select Service. Items reserved or selected through these will be available for collection from your chosen library. If you feel safer staying at home or are unable to get to the library, we can offer an Essential Delivery Service and may be able to deliver items to you. Please indicate on the Staff Select form or during the phone call to the library that you would like to arrange a delivery.
For further information about the Essential Delivery Service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
PressReader provides access to over 7000 newspapers and magazines and is available free with your library membership.
PressReader includes these national newspapers:
- The Guardian
- The Daily Telegraph
- Daily Mail
- Daily Express
For guidance to downloading and using PressReader, see our eNewspapers helpsheet.
If you want to keep your interaction on Facebook for simply discussing books and reading then you can join our West Sussex Libraries Virtual Reading Group. This is a friendly forum for West Sussex borrowers to connect over the pleasure of reading. Everyone is welcome to join us, you don’t need to be a member of an existing reading group and we’d really love to see you there.
We asked the group to give us their favourite Fantasy novels and you can have a look here at what they suggested. Fantasy Booklist.