Library Staff and Users Recommendations
On these pages you will find reviews of books (and the occasional CD and DVD) that are available through Glasgow Libraries. Visit our online catalogue
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by Susan Hill
If you enjoyed 'Birdsong' then you might like to read this moving novel by Susan Hill, first published in 1971, which focuses on an unlikely friendship which develops between two officers during World War I.
The Black House
by Peter May
I really enjoyed this book because I went to the Western Isles on holiday this year. Although it's a murder mystery set on the Isle of Lewis, it's also about growing up in a small, isolated community. There's lots of detail about local traditions - especially the annual guga hunt - and the main character has to face up to events from his past, as well as try to find the killer.
by Jo Nesbo
Harry Hole returns to Norway from Hong Kong to investigate what turns out to be a series of gruesome murders. The increasing tension, the changing scenery and the shifting goalposts will keep you gripped to the final page.
The News Where You Are
by Catherine O'Flynn
This funny and touching book starts off with a radio presenter's reflecting on the death of his predecessor (in a hit and run accident). The narrator draws you in to the story and his relationships with his mother and daughter.
Seasonal Suicide Notes: My Life as It's Lived
by Roger Lewis
Despite the grim title, this book made me laugh out loud. It was inspired by those awful round robin letters where people go on about their fabulous holidays and their wonderful children. It's the sort of book that Les Dawson might have written.