Lancashire Reads

Lancashire Reads is a new, year-long adult reading initiative aiming to get more people in Lancashire reading regularly.

We want to encourage adults to set their own reading targets for the next year - maybe you will want to read more classics, more prize winners, or set yourself a target of how many books you can read in a year!

It doesn't matter what you read – whether it's 1000 page epics on eBook, new novels on eAudiobook, biographies, crime capers or graphic novels. We want to start a conversation with the booklovers of Lancashire and encourage you to start a new year's reading resolution!

For our February theme, we are celebrating LGBT History month by bringing attention to a range of LGBT authors and books.  We will be sharing recommendations on the library catalogue and on social media. We have an excellent selection of LGBT books including best sellers from Sarah Waters and Jeanette Winterson and YA classics from authors such as John Green and Becky Albertalli. Take a look at our booklists. As well as this, we are delighted to be able to offer the eAudioBook of The Madonna of Bolton by Matt Cain on BorrowBox, with unlimited downloads!

We will be keeping lists of all the reading recommendations that we get, and you can see those on our online catalogue. Please join us and share your reviews and recommendations on our library catalogue, Twitter and Facebook, or with the staff in your local Lancashire Library.

So join in, share your reviews and recommendations and see what others are reading and recommending on:

  • our library catalogue - log in and find the book to leave your review using the tag lancs_reads_2020, or make your own list, see our guide (PDF 681 KB) for more information
  • find out what other Lancashire readers are reading on our catalogue lists
  • Twitter - use #LancsReads and follow us on @lancspublib
  • Facebook – look out for our Lancashire Reads posts on @lancslibraries and leave your reviews in the comments using #LancsReads
  • or with the staff in your local Lancashire library

If you need any help leaving a review please contact us library.online@lancashire.gov.uk.