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!

Our April Lancashire Reads theme is all about celebrating "eAudiobooks"! We will be sharing recommendations on social media and on the library catalogue, where you will find an excellent selection of eAudiobooks provided by BorrowBox.

You could try award winning titles such as George Saunder's "Lincoln in the Bardo," read by a full cast, or the Harry Potter series, read by the fantastic Stephen Fry. In addition, we are delighted to be able to offer the following eAudioBooks on BorrowBox with unlimited downloads:

The Wife Between Us, by Sarah Pekkanen and Greer Hendricks, read by Julia Whelan

Date with Death, by Julia Chapman, read by Elizabeth Bower

Mr Holmes, by Mitch Cullin, read by Simon Jones

Keep checking our Digital Library and Lancashire Libraries social media accounts, as more titles will be added throughout the month.

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