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Library Online: Curated reading lists

Welcome to the curated reading lists

Here at Hallam Library, your librarians, have handcrafted a range of curated reading lists to help explore a range of political and social issues, or find genre fiction to help you unwind and take a break from academic studies – recreational reading with a little bit of dystopian fiction anyone?

Hear one of our academic librarians talk more about the benefits of the curated reading lists!

We ask... where will a book take you today?

Who have you worked with to help create these lists?

Many of the curated reading lists have been developed in partnership with Hallam staff networks, the Students Union, and the Student Wellbeing Service.

We have also worked as a library collective, and recommendations from the list have come from subject librarians and library teams.

This month's featured reading list: Welcome to Herstory - Influential Women and Their Stories.

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." - Maya Angelou. 

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

In support of International Women's Day (Friday 8 March), this months featured reading list will be Welcome to Herstory - Influential Women and Their Stories. The aim of this Reading List is to highlight the numerous books, journals, essays, DVDs and much more that we have available within the Library that were created by or focus on self-identifying influential & inspiring women.

Curated Reading Lists

Here are all the curated reading lists.

You can see what the list covers by the title of the list and we have included a book from each reading list to help you decide which list to take a look at!

To view the entire list, all you need to do is click on the name of the list you would like to explore, and it will link through to the list in Reading Lists Online.

Happy reading!

Here are even more curated reading lists!

You can see what the list covers by the title of the list, and we have included a book from each reading list to help you decide which list to take a look at!

To view the entire list, all you need to do is click on the name of the list you would like to explore, and it will link through to the list in Reading Lists Online.

Happy reading!

Here is more good reading news!

Since 2020/2021, the Library has been buying the shortlist of a range of book awards. We have included links to the prizes' websites for you to explore and find out more. We have also included links to the shortlisted books for each prize within Library Search.

The books will be available at either Collegiate or Adsetts Library. Just waiting for its next reader!

Recommend a resource for learning, teaching or research to the Library

We are always looking for new publications to support your learning, teaching, or research and to keep the library collections up to date with high-quality materials. If you think we're missing something crucial though, we'd like to hear about it.

You can do this using the form below.

  • If we are unable to purchase a recommended resource, then we would explain why we made this decision.
  • We encourage your suggestions for additional books covered by the curated reading lists.

We look forward to your recommendations.


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