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Reading for pleasure: Thematic Lists

Women in Science and Engineering



Black Literature and Culture

Book cover for Natives by Akala Book cover for Don't Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri Book cover for Black London by Nanton and Burton Book cover for Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo

International Book List

Book cover for Cloudstreet by Winton Book cover for The Pianist by Szpliman Book cover for Wild Swans by Chang Book cover for The Last of the Sweet Bananas by Mapanje


Popular Fiction

Book Cover Parable of the Talents by Butler Book cover for The Handmaids Table by Atwood Book cover for Jane Eyre by Bronte Book cover for The Hunger Games Catching Fire by Collins

Book cover for American Street by Zoboi Book cover for A Tale of Two Cities by DickensBook cover for In Other Lands by Brennan Book cover for Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets... by Saenz

Disability Awareness

The Library is in the process of putting together a selection of resources to celebrate Disability Awareness Month. This list will be expanded and updated as we acquire more stock. If you have any suggestions of titles to add to the list, please email


     To suggest further titles for the collection, please email

Link to record of Social skills for teens and adults with Aspergers' SyndromeLink to record of Putting on the breaksBook cover of Fall down 7 times get up 8Book cover of Man who mistook his wife for a hat

International Students' Day

The Migrant Journey

Bookcover for Homecoming by Grant   Book cover for We are Displaced by Malala Yousafzai  Book cover for Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody  Book cover for Seanchai by Kathleen Curran


Never Waste a Good Crisis Book Cover  Planet Savers Book Cover  Climate Justice Book Cover  What Has Nature Done For Us Book Cover

Bath Big Reads

Book cover the happiness hypothesis by Haidt Book cover Quirky Quarks   Book cover the maths of life and death by Yates Book cover the design of everyday things by Norman