Book Reviews for this months Doncaster Read will appear here. Want to add your own review? You can also download and complete the review template at the bottom of this page, and email it to the Literacy Team.
Every two months we invite you to read and review the Doncaster Read.
Following our launch of the Doncaster Read in May 2014 we have featured many different authors, genres and series of books to promote reading for pleasure. Our first Doncaster Read was Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks to mark the 100th anniversary of the First World War. We have since featured authors to coincide with the publication of a new book or film adaptation of a book. At other times our display features a selection of books by different authors on the same theme. The Doncaster Read display provides a focus to try a book you may not normally pick from the shelves.
We hope you will enjoy our selection and start talking about books you have read through the ‘Doncaster Read'. We’d like to hear what you think about the books and authors we’ve chosen and let other readers know what you think about the book. To get involved you can loan or reserve the chosen ‘Doncaster Read' from your library and there may also be e-books available online.
Doncaster Read for January & February
New Year, New Challenge!
When making your New Year’s resolutions this year, don’t forget the planet!
We’ve all heard the warnings about how our use and abuse of the earth is damaging the place we call home. The effects of global warming are said to lead to more extreme weather events that are being felt ever closer to home, for example, local flooding and moorland fires. The effects of plastics polluting our ‘Blue Planet’ are now well known. Our ‘food miles’ are continually counted and more waste recycled. We’re all encouraged to reduce our carbon footprint, to recycle and reuse more and pollute less, to use less energy and water.
But could we do more?
Take your pick from our selection and find out…