During the pandemic many people have turned to reading for comfort, inspiration or distraction.
Lincs Inspire Libraries share the books that have helped staff during this time and invite readers to share their favourite reads. Post your recommendation on Facebook with a photo of the book (optional) and tag @LILLibraries in your post and we'll share it!
Recomendations can be any type, including non-fiction, such as cookery, baking, craft, or hobby books.
Sandy Rawlings, Lincs Inspire Libraries Development Officer, whose idea has inspired the Best Reads has shared her favourite read from during the pandemic below, along with other library staff.
All books are available to borrow from Lincs Inspire Libraries via the reserve and collect service, or digitally via RB Digital. If you're not yet a library member, you can register here.
Sandy's Best Read – La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman
I think Philip Pullman is a brilliant writer. In this book Lyra, from His dark materials, is a baby and her version of Oxford is fascinating. Eleven-year-old Malcolm, the main character, is wonderful.
It was exciting and frightening, and I was so caught up in the story that I could hardly bear to put the book down.
Anna's Best Read - Dear Life by Alice Munro
The book is a snapshot of people's lives, with an ability to draw me in, whilst being written in a balanced way.
Lawrence's Best Read - The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson
After living here for decades, Bryson decides to become a British citizen, but in order to do so has to read a study guide and pass a test.
The book is the good, bad and ugly things Bryson finds about Britain and very funny they are too.
Derek's Best Read - Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
When in doubt read Wodehouse.
Katrina's Best Read - The Salt Path by Raynor Winn
The book is awe inspiring, descriptive and well written as it follows the story of an older couple who lose their home and have some devastating news.
Whereas others would have given up, they have a crazy idea of walking the South West Coast path, and the story follows their adventure and many challenges and hurdles that they overcome.