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Aberdeen City Libraries took part in the annual National Adult Reading Promotion.

This years theme was ReaDiscover which  ran in all Aberdeen City Libraries from 6 February to 30 April 2016.


Designed to celebrate reading in this year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, together with libraries across Scotland, we encouraged adults and young people to ReaDiscover authors and books linked to Innovation, Architecture, Design, Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths.

Want to try something but not sure what to read? We have a few suggestions below to help:

  • Susan Hill The man in the picture
  • Andy Weir The Martian
  • Graeme Donald The accidental scientist
  • Chris Beckett Mother of Eden
  • Robin Cook Cell
  • Philip K. Dick Do androids dream of electric sheep?
  • William Golding The spire
  • Paolo Bacigalupi The water knife
  • H.G. Wells The time machine
  • Jules Verne Journey to the centre of the Earth
  • Ben Miller The aliens are coming! : the exciting and extraordinary science behind our search for life in the universe.
  • Stephen Petranek  How we'll live on Mars
  • Charles Belfoure The Paris architect : a novel
  • Donna Tartt The Goldfinch
  • David Mitchell Cloud Atlas
  • Tracy Chevalier The Girl with a Pearl Earring
  • Dan Cruikshank A History of Architecture in 100 Buildings
  • Dan Brown The Da Vinci Code
  • Jim Al-Kalili Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics
  • Mary Shelley Frankenstein
  • Terry Pratchett The Long Earth


Alternatively, if you're looking for something a bit more innovative, try our  eBooks download service - Overdrive or our eMagazines

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