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Reviews and booklists

It takes five minutes . . . so does a story

The new 'It takes five minutes' reading promotion is all about books that Dads will enjoy sharing with their children as well as reading for themselves. Follow the link to find Storytelling Tips and booklists for children and their Dads.


South Asian Literature- fascinating reads by authors from the Asian sub-continent.

Celebrating Diversity - a booklist compiled by Kings Heath Library. A tantalising glimpse of the wide selection of lesbian and gay books that are available at Kings Heath Library and other libraries.

Astonishing Splashes of Colourby local author, Clare Morrall, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2003.

Local author Catherine O'Flynnwas longlisted for the Orange Prize and Man Booker Prize in 2007 for her novel What Was Lost.

Reading Groups around the city

Reading Groups in Birmingham Libraries


Black women writers from Birmingham: Maeve Clarkeand Jasmine Johnson

Booklists for special occasions

Holocaust Memorial Day
A list of powerful fiction and non-fiction books.

Booklists for Adults - mainly Fiction and Poetry

Flashback - fiction and non-fiction with a historical theme

Future tense- recently published science fiction and fantasy books.

It's a man thing- titles specially chosen to appeal to men.

Black Xibit- a celebration of recent black writing

openingthebook.com/whichbook - a completely new way of choosing what to read.

Mainly Non-fiction

Books from the City - books published by Birmingham Libraries


Caribbean cookery books

Children's Booklists and Reviews

What can I read next ?

When a book might help

Reviews about Mr Majeika from Spring Hill Library

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