Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
library logo banner

Reading for pleasure: Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Here you will find Library Lists of print and e-books from different genres for you to enjoy. These include novels, biographies, non-fiction and books to help you with your study skills and personal development. These lists have been compiled with recommendations from students, staff, the SU and Student Services. Whilst our collections are primarily to support teaching and research, further fiction and reading for leisure titles can be found via our Library Catalogue.  We also recommend joining Bath or your local public library for more current fiction material.


 PressReader logo    


Book Clubs

Feel the fear and do it anyway book cover     Happy Ever After A Radical New Approach to Living Well Book Cover


Our LGBT+ Collection celebrates LGBT+ voices and includes novels, biographies and non-fiction recommended by students, staff and the SU.


Bath Big Reads

Cabinet of Curiosities

City Guides


Ordnance Survey Maps are available in print in the Level 3 Reference Collection outside of the Information Point.

Box of Broadcasts

Black Literature and Culture

Our Black Literature and Culture Collection celebrates black voices. The collection consists of popular fiction and academic books, with themes ranging from UK/international perspectives, healthcare, immigration, the internet, justice, radicalism, white privilege, body politics, feminism, trangenderism, queer identity and beyond. These books have been recommended by students, staff and the SU.

Library and Chill

A thematic list of binge-able reading and viewing!

Read Well/Wellbeing

Our Read Well collection includes resources on anxiety, depression, body image, mindfulness and physical health.



International Book List

Popular Fiction

Managing Exam Stress


If you have any recommendations please email