Author Spotlight – Maeve Binchy

Join Claire from Girvan Library every month for our Author Spotlight. Here we shine the light on authors who we have read, reviewed, and recommend to others. This month, the author in the spotlight is Maeve Binchy. Request Maeve Binchy books on our online catalogue .

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Book Lovers’ Review – Summer

Summer by Ali Smith Longlisted for The Women’s Prize for Fiction. Review by Melanie, Prestwick Library Summer is the last book in Ali Smith’s seasonally named quartet. It caught my eye as I liked the idea of each book being written across a couple of months and therefore being as up to date as possible […]

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Book Lovers’ Review – Exodus

Exodus by Julie Bertagna Review by Sarah, Troon Library It is 2099 – and the world is gradually drowning, as mighty Arctic ice floes melt, the seas rise and land disappears forever beneath storm-tossed waves. Exodus by Julie Bertagna tells the unforgettable story of Mara, a 15 year-old girl living in the year 2100. Global warming has […]

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World Book Night -“Books to Make You Smile”

World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books that takes place on 23 April every year. Presented by The Reading Agency in partnership with Specsavers, in 2021 they’re celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special “Books to Make You Smile” theme with their lead ambassador, Sandi Toksvig. Up and down the country, everyone from libraries, local businesses, health organisations and many […]

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Book Lovers’ Review

Walking with Ghosts by Gabriel Byrne Review by Margaret, Prestwick Library This a vivid and poetic memoir of the Irish actor Gabriel Byrne. I don’t normally read autobiographies but this was a cracker ! His recollections of his childhood growing up on the outskirts of Dublin evoke the halcyon days of youth and are interspersed with […]

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Book Lovers’ Review

Join us for the latest book reviews by our library staff. Review by Doris – Ayr’s Carnegie Library Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty The Number One Sunday Times bestseller from the author of Big Little Lies Who would have thought that an upmarket health spa called Tranquillum House could be hazardous to your health! […]

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