Book reviews and forums
If you're struggling to decide what to read, a great starting
point can be our reading groups.
On this website you can find details of the new books we've got
in as well as information about titles to do with the local area
and its heritage.
Online there are hundreds of website where you can read reviews
of books, post your own reviews or chat to other readers. On this
page we've provided a handful of sites we suggest.
Help picking a book
There are so many millions of books in the world that it can
sometimes be really hard to decide where to start. A great online
resource is something called Whichbook. Whereas
most libraries and shops put books on shelves based on their genre
or author, Whichbook helps you find a book by picking the elements
of the story.
So perhaps you want something serious but happy and easy to read
with an unpredictable plot.. or maybe a book that's long, demanding
and with disturbing and violent themes? Whichbook helps you find
the right book for you!
Press book reviews and articles
Radio programmes about books
The BBC broadcast many programmes about books - everything from
stories read out loud to reviews and discussions. Most of them are
also available to listen to online.
Here are a few BBC programmes you might be interested in:
Podcasts about books
You can download a variety of podcasts that discuss books and
review them, including:
Forums are online communities where you can interact with other
users and share thoughts, stories and recommendations. There are
loads of forums on the internet about books and reading, but here
are a few to get you started:
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