Wednesday, 23 December 2015

January 2016 - Mood Boosting books from Huffington Post

Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self. 
To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, Huffington Post compiled a list of books that can help lift you up in these less-than-desirable times. From a graphic novel to a memoir to a fictional story of intrigue to a picture book adults can enjoy, here are 12 very different books you should read:
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January 2016: Mood Boosting Books 2016

The new list of titles for 2016 are as follows:
Self-help titles for a January re-vitalisation all in stock

Browse our shelves or if in stock at a different Campus use the reservations service

Monday, 21 December 2015

Books Unlocked - January: Mood Boosting Reads

The aims of this month's promotion is to emphasise the role reading has to play to inform and entertain and the benefits this will have on your health.

Books from the "Reading Well Books on Prescription" will  help you to understand and manage your health and well-being using self-help reading. The scheme is endorsed by health professionals and supported by public libraries.

The Reading Agency supports the "Reading Well Books on Prescription" by listing  uplifting titles, including novels, poetry and non-fiction. The books are recommended by readers and reading groups around the country.

The list of Reading Well Mood-boosting Books from 2015 titles included:
  • Bee Journal by Sean Borodale
  • Dart by Alice Oswald
  • The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
  • Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogy edited by Neil Astley
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
  • Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson
  • A Month in the Country by J.L. Carr
  • A Sea Change by Veronica Henry
  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ by Sue Townsend
  • Soul Music by Terry Pratchett
  • A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
  • The Thread by Victoria Hislop
  • Thursdays in the Park by Hilary Boyd
  • Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro
  • Turned out Nice Again by Richard Mabey
  • The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
  • Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka

Monday, 7 December 2015

Books Unlocked - Refugees

Please have a look at the display at Bedford Library on this month's Books Unlocked theme of Refugees.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Books Unlocked Refugees

This month Books Unlocked looks at Refugees novels and poetry written about refugees and by refugees. Please have a look at the display at Luton LRC and Bedford Library and let us know what you think.