Our favourite reading resources
We have a range of reading resources to get you into reading
Be part of the world’s largest community of book lovers on Goodreads. Find and read books you’ll love, and keep track of the books you want to read. Sign up required to interact which is free, though you can browse the site and look at their reading lists without joining if you prefer.
A great site to find out about new authors and new releases. Not only does it provide information about new releases, it also has great pages on individual authors, so you can check the order of their books, find out if they are about to release a new novel, and see what their reading recommendations are.
One of our favourite sites which features reviews, staff picks, features on audio books, new releases, features on genres and authors etc. You can access some content without signing up, but if you sign up (for free) you will get access to all content including competitions.
The BBC have selected 100 novels written in the English language from the last 300 years that shaped our world. Here you can explore the 10 themes, each with 10 books, which reflect the ways books help shape and influence our thinking. Everyone is encouraged to share their own stories of the novels that have had the biggest impact on them, using the hashtag #mybooklife.
Book & Reading Groups
If you belong to a reading group, there is no reason why you shouldn’t still meet together, and these websites give ideas on how you can join together with reading friends in the virtual world.