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Tuesday 25 November’s Guardian has an interesting article Woolf is for Women – and Mailer’s for Men? How Readers Favour Authors of Own Gender on research done by the website Good Reads about their readers reading habits. The survey found most women and men on their website read fiction where the author matches their gender. Any surprise to you?

However mostly their readers didn’t make a choice to read a male or female author from the start but just chose a book according to how interesting it seemed them.

Good Reads was inspired to run the survey having followed the Twitter campaign #Readwomen encouraging people to read books by female authors. This year a Twitter group @Readwomen2014 has been dedicated to getting female authors’ output read.

Today there’s a chance for libraries to register as a giver for World Book Night 2015. We’ll be selecting the books which we’d like to give out and you can view them on their website too. It’s your chance to be a volunteer and give out books. Plus if you register as a volunteer you can give out books you own that you want to give away free yourself. You will need to register by 30 January 2015.

 

 

 

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A 'stair' of booksThe Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction organisers ran a poll from May 2014 to find out which novel written by a woman had had the greatest influence on women readers. The readers who were surveyed were selected as being influential women themselves; ranging from Jennifer Saunders, Sandi Toksvig to Kate Mosse. Discover more about the women selected on the #ThisBook website.

They ran the poll using the hashtag #ThisBook on Twitter. Top of the list was the ever popular Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird and with The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood in second place followed by Jane Eyre by Chalotte Bronte.

Find out what else is on the list to start your summer reading on the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction’s #ThisBook Campaign page.

To link up with the top three we have two of these on DVD for loan through our library:

To Kill a Mocking Bird directed by Robert Mulligan and starring Gregory Peck and John Megna

Jane Eyre directed by Susanna White starring Ruth Wilson and Toby Stephens

Our lucky Access to Higher Education Humanities and Social Science students are set to read Jane Eyre this coming academic year 2014/15.

Bailey Women's Prize for Fiction booksWe added one more book from the the Bailey Women’s Prize for Fiction nominees to our shelves this week:

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent

Take a look at the shortlisted books as a reminder. We’ve already added this one by Jnumpa Lahiri to our collection from the shortlist:

The Lowland by Jnumpa Lahiri

and from the longlist:

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto

We also submitted some of our students for the national prize draw for completing the 2014 Six Book Challenge. Our students could win a free weekend trip to London with a friend or Kobo ereaders. Visit the Reading Agency’s About the Six Book Challenge to discover what it entails.

If you’re like our students and just getting back into reading the Reading Agency’s Find a Read page is handy for choosing books that interest you to suit your reading level.

Voting form for World Book NightAt our World Book Night event on 23 April we got our students voting for some the latest pieces of fiction by women writers. The list included:

The Shadow of the Crescent Moon by Fatima Bhutto

The Hen who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-Mi Hwang

Perfect by Rachel Joyce

Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason

Love, Nina: Dispatches from Family Life by Nina Stibbe

We’re adding these to our fiction collection over the summer. We’ll be also looking at ordering from the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction Longlist:

Americanah by Chimamanda  Ngozi Adiche

The Lowland by Jnumpa Lahiri

Burial Rights by Hannah Kent.

 


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