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News  »  Derby County Council's new online book club, #Derbyshire Reads

   Derby County Council's new online book club, #Derbyshire Reads    May 25, 2016

Readers are being encouraged to share their recommended reads and get more out of their local library with Derbyshire County Council’s new online book club. The council’s library service suggests a topic for the #DerbyshireReads Facebook group each month and asks members to come up with books on that theme. Since it launched in February themes have included ‘Books successfully adapted to film’ and ‘The best twist in a book’ which have generated a range of reviews at the end of each month.


The library service already runs thriving Reader Group and Book Chat networks but some people find it difficult to go along in person due to work or other commitments. The new #DerbyshireReads group gives people the chance to recommend their favourite book, pick up ideas from other readers and borrow titles they wouldn’t have normally thought of from the comfort of their own home at any time.


The classic ‘Rebecca', by Daphne Du Maurier and the thriller ‘One Step too Far’ by Tina Seskis have so far featured amongst readers’ favourites and choices for books with a good twist include ‘The Chemistry of Death’ by Simon Beckett and ‘The Use of Weapons’ by Iain M Banks.


Recommended books can be borrowed or ordered from any Derbyshire County Council library and some can be downloaded via its eBook service. Residents can take part in #DerbyshireReads on the county council’s libraries Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DerbyshireLibraries They can find out more about the council’s Reader Group and Book Chat networks at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/libraries and about eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks at www.derbyshire.gov.uk/ebooks


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