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Reading and Learning

Find recommended books at a glance: new releases, bestsellers and reader favourites. We'll help you find your next read.

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Reading Well Books on Prescription

Provides self-help reading for adults for a range of common mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, phobias and some eating disorders.

The books are based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and have been recommended by experts.

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What'sHot : This link opens in a new window What's Hot - Just published

Great books hot off the press for you to enjoy!  Available at your local library now, they are issued for 7 days and can be renewed at www.hillingdon.gov.uk/renew 

Discover the latest titles and share your review on Hillingdon Libraries' GoodReads.

Specially requested

Interested in what others are reading in Hillingdon Libraries?

Browse the wide range of titles purchased especially to meet our readers' diverse requests at Hillingdon Libraries' GoodReads

Quick reads : This link opens in a new window Quick Reads

Short, fast-paced, easy to read and written by well-known authors and celebrities.  Ideal to get back into reading.

Award winning books

Discover award winning authors and join in national reading promotions with books from your local library.

The latest lists are available from Hillingdon Libraries' GoodReads:

costa awards : This link opens in a new window The Costa Book Awards celebrate some of the most enjoyable books of the year by writers based in the UK and Ireland,as well as rewarding the best novel; other categories include first novel, biography and poetry.

CWA dagger award : This link opens in a new window The Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over fifty years. There is even a dagger in the library award, with nominations from libraries and reading groups.

Guardian First Book Award : This link opens in a new window The Guardian First Book Award is awarded by the Guardian newspaper to the best new literary talent in fiction or non-fiction across all genres. 

Man Booker Prize : This link opens in a new window The latest Man Booker Prize is a prestigious annual contemporary fiction award, open to writers from the British Commonwealth and Ireland.

TV Book Clubs : This link opens in a new window ITV3's Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club a specially selected crime or thriller title is critiqued. 

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