Thank you for your book suggestions!

Thank you for your book suggestions!

We were thrilled with the way you engaged on World Book Day. Many of you are clearly well read and you made such interesting recommendations for things others should read. I’ve summarised the list of suggestions below so you can see what everyone else is recommending that you read! It’s certainly a varied and interesting list. What’s even better is that we have quite a few of these in the Library already that you can either read online or borrow in print. I’ve linked to the ebooks and the catalogue records for these print books below.

Don’t forget the public library

If you haven’t yet joined the public library in Portsmouth, they have some of the best fiction collections around and you can join and borrow from them absolutely for free!

The books you recommended


Science and business


Social sciences

  • Homo sapiens: a very brief history of humankind – Yuval Noah Harari (“If you love to read history, it’s a must read”)
  • Rethinking socialism – what is socialist transition – Deng-Yuan Hsu & Pao-Yu Ching
  • The will to change – Bell Hooks – “Will change your life”

Life skills

  • The forty rules of love – Elif Shafak (“Do not go with the flow, be the flow”)
  • Atomic habits – James Clear
  • Jojo –  Johannes Radebe

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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