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Are you stuck in a rut with your reading?  Are you keen to discover new authors and titles?  Try some of these ideas...

Our latest curated collection is from Dorset Blind Reading Group which meets on the second Friday of every month in Poole Central Library at 10.30am. Download the list of their favourite audiobooks from the sidebar on the right of this page, and come and join us for some lively discussions over coffee and biscuits.


The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK's most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.


The 2016 winners are:

Costa First Novel Award: Golden Hill by Frances Spufford

Costa Novel Award: Days without End by Sebastian Barry

Costa Biography Award: Dadland: a journey into uncharted territory by Keggie Carew

Costa Poetry Award: Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

Costa Children's Book Award: The Bombs that Brought us Together by Brian Conaghan

Read more information about the books, then reserve them through the library catalogue

 


 

There are lots of book-related sites, and here is a selection of our favourites:

Who Else Writes Like?  Find out who else writes like your favourite author. You will need your library card number to get into the site.

Whichbook can help find a book to suit your mood.

Fantastic Fiction What else has your favourite author written?  What’s next in the series?  Information on more than 2500 titles.

Lovereading helps you make up your mind what to read next. Find out about authors similar to others you like, read first chapters of a selection of novels, and sign up for a newsletter to keep you up to date.

When you’ve discovered the book you’d love to read next, look on the catalogue and reserve it online from the comfort of your own home. Or pop along to your local library and ask the staff to request it for you. There may be a charge for this service.