Lancashire Reads

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

In 2021 we want to encourage adults to set their own reading targets for the 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!

We will be promoting themes throughout the year to give you some inspiration and ideas, and would love to hear your feedback! New for this year we have launched Lancashire Libraries Facebook Book Chat Group where you can go to discuss your favourite reads and share recommendations with fellow readers. 


Our theme for April is Young Adult Fiction, and we will be celebrating some of the brilliant YA novels we have in our collection. Whether it's the Lancashire Book of the Year winning works of Sam Pollen or Holly Bourne, or the best-sellers by John Green and Suzanne Collins, we want to know your recommendations. Make sure you use the hashtag #LancsReads2021 when sharing your reads with us on social media, and let us know who your favourite YA authors are!

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_2021, or make your own list.
  • find out what other Lancashire readers are reading on our catalogue lists
  • Twitter use #LancsReads2021 and follow us on @LancsLibraries
  • Facebook look out for our Lancashire Reads posts on @lancslibraries and leave your reviews in the comments using #LancsReads2021
  • or with the staff in your local Lancashire library

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