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Discover your new favourite reads with Suffolk Libraries DiscoveReads programme

Suffolk Libraries has relaunched its DiscoveReads programme for 2023 with a brand-new selection of titles chosen by readers.

If you want to try something new but don’t know where to start, Suffolk Libraries has made it easy for you. DiscoveReads is an initiative to help you find new and exciting reads and get you talking about books. With a selection of five great books with five amazing journeys, all recommended by readers, DiscoveReads is unique way to take your reading to new places. All you need is your library card and an open mind.

DiscoveReads is a reading programme launched by Suffolk Libraries in 2020 to help people broaden their reading horizons and find exciting new reading experiences. It includes a lively Facebook discussion group with nearly 700 members, and each month the group discusses an unlimited audiobook title on our free BorrowBox service.

DiscoveReads 2023 will launch with a special event with author Esther Freud at Thurston Library on Friday 9 June. Esther will be talking about her new book, Mr Mac and Me, which is one of the five DiscoveReads titles chosen by readers. Esther will also be answering questions from the audience.

This year’s chosen titles are available to borrow from our libraries in Thurston, Haverhill, Needham Market and Kessingland. They are also available to reserve on our catalogue.

The full list of five DiscoveReads titles are:

Special events with each author will be held across libraries and online in June. The full list of DiscoveReads author events are as follows. Tickets are only £5 except for Gwen Adshead which is a free event. Tickets can be booked online.

Lisa Brennan, Content and Reader Development Librarian at Suffolk Libraries, said:

“We are delighted to be launching our annual DiscoveReads promotion in April. Like previous years, we have a fantastic selection of talented authors, whose books have been chosen by Suffolk library customers. I’m looking forward to interviewing each of them about their brilliant books.”

Some feedback we received from last year’s DiscoveReads events:

“Fantastic event. I am stunned to have had such an intimate opportunity to hear from such an insightful voice in literature. Wonderful work from all involved.” (Sim)

“An interesting insight into this writer’s writing and creative process. Great way to spend an evening.” (Yves)

“Such an interesting hour - it's fascinating exploring an author’s thought processes and motivations and getting to know more about them... I have been to quite a lot of these author talks put on by Suffolk Libraries and they are always good!” (Tony)

All previous online author interviews are available to watch on our YouTube channel.

Find out more about DiscoveReads.