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Reading Zone: Reading

According to the Reading Agency , "Reading needs to be an everyday part of our lives".
Reading for pleasure is not only important for our heath and wellbeing but also has social benefits.
"Reading increases our understanding of our own identity, improves empathy and gives us an insight into the world view of others".
And with the current state of the world, it has never been as important to be able to escape for a few moments.
Reading for pleasure can also help improve your English language skills, increase your vocabulary and could help improve your grades for your academic subjects.
Books, whether read or listened to, are a great aid in developing and maintaining your health and wellbeing.
Taking a break to read is an excellent way to broaden your mind and is also very therapeutic.
The Library has a fairly wide selection of books which can be read for pleasure in our Reading Collection.
The Quick Read titles area great starting point for students learning English as a second language.
The more that you read,
the more things you will know.
The more that you learn,
the more places you'll go.
Dr Seuss
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!

Suggest a Book

If you have read a book you really love and think everyone else should read, please let the Library know.

We could add it to the Reading Zone.
Suggest a book


Graphic Novels

GCSE Recommended Reading

Behind the Scenes at the Museum
Brick Lane
Captain Corelli's mandolin
The catcher in the rye
The French lieutenant's woman
Girl with a pearl earring
Life of Pi
Monstrous regiment
Nineteen eighty-four
Oryx & Crake
Small island
White Teeth

Booker Prize Fiction Winners

Carnegie Medal Winners

Costa Novel Award Winners

Costa First Novel Award Winners

Quick Reads

The Corpse's Tale
Don't make me laugh
Girl on the Platform
One Good Turn
A Cool Head
The Perfect Holiday
Traitors in the Tower
Follow Me
Kung-Fu Trip
The Donor
Notting Hill Carnival : a West Side story
A Fresh Start
The little dreams of Lara Cliffe

Non-fiction Reads

Kate Greenaway Medal Winners

Costa Children's Book Award Winners

Women's Prize for Fiction Winners

Between the Covers

Between the Covers