Book Spotlight

Check this page every month to see our new stock, and book spotlights (books recommended by the Learning Centre staff each month).

At the end of April, the Learning Centre had a refresh of available books – focussing largely on fiction and recreational reading (non-course related non-fiction). With this in mind, May’s book spotlight is intended to highlight some of the amazing new books we have on our shelves. We know many of you are busy revising, but it’s important to take a break and do something fun – and what better than to read a great book!

New Fiction

The Bees by Laline Paull

“The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Hunger Games” – A dystopian style tale from the perspective of a sanitation bee, the lowest class of bee in her hive, who aspires for more.

Dune by Frank Herbert

A sci-fi classic, recently adapted to the screen in the incredible film starring Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya. A must read for science-fiction fans.

Last Night at the Telegraph Club, Malinda Lo

A coming-of-age romance novel, set in San Francisco in the 1950s. The story of Lily Hu, a Chinese American, as she tries to figure out who she is.

New Graphic Novels

Venus in the Blind Spot by Junji Ito

A terrifying series of short horror stories by the master storyteller – Junji Ito. Includes some of his best known work, including “The Enigma of Amigara Fault”. Not one to be missed if you are a horror fan!

On Tyranny by Timothy D. Snyder

A graphic edition of Snyder’s incredible book of lessons on how to resist America’s arc towards authoritarianism.

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

A graphic autobiography depicting Satrapi’s early life in Iran and Austria during and after the Islamic Revolution.


Remember this is just a snapshot of all the books we have available at the Learning Centre, so please do come down and check them out yourself!