Earlier this year, OverDrive (our digital partner) stopped updating and maintaining their OverDrive app. That’s why we’re encouraging all our members to try out OverDrive’s new app: Libby! This app is also free and has much of the functionality of the previous app, plus many fantastic additional features. Read on to learn more about how Libby can support and enhance your listening experience!
Even though there’s always a significant number of crime fiction novels at the top of the book charts, there are still many readers and listeners out there (including myself until recently) that have never explored this expansive genre. Is there a book out there for you that will turn you into a master of murder (the fictional kind of course) or a connoisseur of crime? Of course there is! Here are seven books we think may tempt you into the world of murder mysteries.
Audiobooks are particularly good for immersing yourself in nature stories. Once you've settled down, put your headphones in or your bluetooth speaker on, it can be a very immersive experience. Having the added extra of natural soundscapes in many audiobooks can make it feel like you're almost outside. Just open a window and add a warm breeze!
This year the Bookseller is celebrating 30 years of the British Book Awards by adding an extra category which will decide the best books of the last three decades.
February is LGBT History Month every year in the UK. In 2020, the theme is Poetry, Prose, and Plays, which celebrates the contribution that LGBT+ writers have made to writing of all kinds, from Sappho to Juno Dawson.
Maybe you've come across this list because you've made a resolution to read a certain number of books this year, and now that number is seeming a bit daunting. But there are many other reasons to try short audiobooks! They are perfect for listening to while going for a walk, doing household chores, or just spending an afternoon on the sofa. Also, February is the shortest month of the year - what better time to listen to short audiobooks?
When it comes to choosing audiobooks, you can't go wrong with one narrated by multiple narrators! Especially when a book is written from more than one perspective, having multiple narrators helps with immersing yourself in the characters heads. This works particularly well for crime novels, for short stories, and for adapting books that rely on illustrations. But, everything from two character voices to a full cast can help to enhance the story!
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year over the summer holidays. All you have to do to complete it is borrow and read six books from a library!
What's even better than getting to know more about your famous celebrity? Having them read it in their own voice!
Simon Lelic is the bestselling author of five books, including The House and his latest release, The Liar's Room. Before starting to write novels he studied history and previously worked as a journalist. He lived in London for several years before moving down to Brighton with his wife and three children. The House was chosen for the Radio 2 Book Club in November 2017.