Help us pick a book for next year's Read at Leicester!

We're looking for suggestions for what book to give out to our students for the 2018/19 project.

Have you got #ThePower? At the start of the academic year, as part of the University Library’s ‘Read at Leicester’ project, we gave out a copy of Naomi Alderman’s electrifying dystopian thriller ‘The Power’ to 5000 of our students, as well as helping them deliver book clubs, film screenings, workshops and loads of other fun events aimed at encouraging people to read for fun! The book was chosen from a longlist of books suggested to us by our students and staff here at the University, and has proven to be a great hit.

Now we’re thinking about next year. We need your help on deciding what our next title should be! We want the next book to be one which inspires students, introduces them to new ideas, and most importantly, is an unputdownable story which will encourage a lifelong relationship with reading.

So here’s what we need from you: have you ever read a book which has changed your life? One which fits the criteria above, and has had an impact on your attitude to reading? Have you ever read a book which you wished everyone else would read? Now’s your chance to make that happen. If you know what should be next year’s Read at Leicester book, send us an email telling us which book it should be, along with a couple of sentences explaining why! You can also let us know via Facebook or Twitter.

Need some inspiration? Why not check out our graphic novel recommendations or our dystopian reading list?

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