Books, Newspapers, and Magazines

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Book News

Charlotte again shares some of the recent books she has read with you: May has come around so quickly, and I am now starting to look forward to seaside holidays (although maybe staying on British sand) and what do you need on a holiday. A good book that you can get lost in! Choosing which books to tell you about this month has been difficult as I have read so many good ones!! If you are interested in seeing all that I read search for Books and Bargains on youtube! However, I have picked the following three books and I hope you enjoy them …

The first is a kindle exclusive book, that I am actually halfway through, but that is Kiley Dunbar’s The borrow a bookshop holiday. A bookshop owner in Devon is renting out his bookshop for two weeks at a time so guests can live their fantasy of running a bookshop and cafe next to the sea. I only have one question … where do I sign up? If you are craving a seaside retreat with descriptions of the beautiful views, then this one is most definitely for you!

The second, and my absolute favourite book of the last month is Eva Carter’s How to save a life. I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced reader copy of this book and it didn’t disappoint. Inspired by the authors own experience of saving her partners life when he went into cardiac arrest, this book follows three characters over the span of 18 years following the night that one has a cardiac arrest, and the others step in to save him. This book had me crying at points, and really hammered home the importance of both CPR and defibrillators. It also had definite greys anatomy vibes and I couldn’t put it down! (due to be published 27th May)

Last but by no means least is Sarah J. Naughton’s The festival. This is a slow burn of a mystery thriller following four old school friends who reunite to go to a festival. I loved how the beginning of this book really got to know the characters and where they were in life right now, before getting into the scary parts! We know from the blurb that not all of them will survive the weekend, and this book genuinely terrified me! I couldn’t put it down once I started, and I am not sure I could go to a festival again! I don’t scare easily, I can read all the supernatural horror in the world, but when a plot feels this real it has me running for cover under the duvet!

I hope that you are all keeping safe and enjoying the little bit more freedom we have now, I have bought several books and I don’t seem to be slowing down!

Borrow a Bookshop Holiday
Ho to Save a Life
The festival

Our book stock is still managed by Leicestershire County Council Libraries which includes:


We have a wide selection of modern fiction, ranging from the current best sellers to some of our wonderful old classics.


We have a good selection of up-to-date non-fiction books, including biographies, history, travel, as well as leisure pursuits.

Audio Books

We also have over 120 adult and children’s audiobooks. You can borrow these and listen wherever you want, ideal for long car journeys.

Large Print Books

We have over 50 large print books.

Books and Audio for Children and Young People

We have a dedicated childrens area in our library where there are a wealth of childrens story books, activity books, and wide range of both fiction and non-fiction from toddler to teen. We also have a weekly Reading and Rhymes storytelling sessions held every Friday morning between 10:00 and 11:30, after which mums and dads can enjoy coffee and biscuits.

Newspapers and Magazines

We have the latest local newspapers, including the daily Leicester Mercury, and the weekly Loughborough Echo and Coalville Times. We also have all the free to the public national and local magazines and periodicals, including The Herald and The Bradgate.

If you would like to donate any of your up to the minute periodicals or magazines we would really appreciate it.

We do not loan these out but they can be read in the library over a cuppa if you wish.