Discover your next great read here. Each month there will be little snippets of new things to inspire and encourage you.
There is a definite hint of Autumn in the air; the schools are back, the summer sales are in full flow and the dew drops are lying stubbornly on the grass of a morning.
We have picked out some highlights for Autumn that we think you will fall in love with. Browse the full list of Books to Fall For this Autumn.
The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff: Based on true events, The Orphan's Tale is a moving story set in Nazi-occupied Holland. A seventeen year-old girl saves a baby from a train bound for a concentration camp. Fleeing, she stumbles upon a travelling circus where she and the baby are taken in. This is a story about love, friendships, courage and loss.
The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova: Elizabeth Kostova is a master storyteller and creates a wonderful web of words that will capture your mind until you finish the last page. Left holding an urn after a mix-up at the airport, Alexandra Boyd sets out to return the urn to its rightful owners; but she gets pulled deeper into a dark past and realises that the implications of the urn are far more significant that she could ever have imagined. Absolutely gripping.
Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land: Described as the new 'Girl on the Train', this is set to become a huge hit. A tense thriller following a girl who hands her serial killer mother in to the police. Need we say more?
National Poetry Day falls on September 28th this year and we want to have some fun with words to mark it.
Drop in to any library and let our poetry lovers prescribe the perfect poem for you. Why not have a go yourself - transform titles on the shelves or words on spines into poetry and we will display for others to enjoy.
And we have 'Poetry Play' for families too. Make up your own poem by picking random words from the Rhyming Hat...who can make the silliest, kookiest rhyme...?
Poetry Competitions: If you enjoy playing with words, why not get involved with some of the poetry competitions that are running just now. You could be in with a chance to win some smashing prizes including a cheque for £500, a visit from a poet or a medal. Full details can be found on the Scottish Poetry Library Website.