Book Review – The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman

the light between oceansThis book was one of our readers group collections that was read by a number of our readers groups across our libraries in the city. Halton Readers group were the last group to read it, and I received a number of reviews from them this week.

Here’s what they thought of it:-

“I loved this book. I ended up reading until late to find out the ending. I must admit I cried at the last chapter – it was beautifully written and the characters made your heart go out to all of them. You wondered what you would do in such a dilemma. I also found the description of the island and  the working of the lighthouse intriguing. The soldiers stories on their return from the war was so sad.”

If you are intrigued and want to read The Light Between the Oceans yourself we have a number of copies of the book available to borrow.

If you are interested in coming along to one of our readers groups a full list can be found on our website.


New Year’s resolution – join a readers’ group

????????????????????????????We love discussing books, having a chat and meeting new people! if you do too, why not join a readers’ group – great places to meet other people who love to read, talk about books and discover new authors that you may not have thought of trying.

Here’s a list of our groups across libraries in Leeds. They’re local, friendly and informal and new members are always welcome.

You can find out about all reading related events in libraries by browsing the Leeds City Council events page – there’s a books and storytime section
If you’re already part of a readers’ group which meets in a non library venue, you can become an affiliated member and benefit from free reserves when you choose from our library stock. Have a look at our ‘Lets Talk Books’ leaflet to find out more.
If you fancy setting up a new readers’ group but you’re not sure how to go about it, read our top tips for setting up and running a group. We would also love to hear about books that you have read-  submit a review right here on Leeds Reads

Leeds Central Library Crime Club

drowThe Crime Club at Leeds Central Library (next to the Town Hall and Art Gallery in Leeds) has been running since February 2012  and we have had a good following from the first meeting. We are a friendly, well mannered and very talkative group of people who love an honest and open debate about the characters, motives and stories we read.

I’m open to any suggestions from the group and change the reading lists accordingly, we always mix the styles up so one month we might read a Stephen Booth title and next a Stieg Larsson book.

All are welcome, the next meeting is Monday 5th August and we meet in the Art Library at 6.30 pm. The group runs for 45 minutes and the latest title is “The Drowning” by Camila Lackberg which is available from the ground floor counter in Central Library.

Please ring me on 0113 2476016 if you want to chat about the group or check future dates

John Audsley