#Escape with books! NYR Theme for May

Escape! Escape! Escape!  It’s time to get adventurous and get stuck into a seriously good book this month.  And since it’s May, we’re celebrating the exciting theme: ‘ESCAPE’.

The only ticket you need for this adventure is your library card!

Find out more…

The National Year of Reading is a celebration of all things to do with reading. But it’s not only that. So we’re delving deeper…

#Escape to somewhere you never knew existed

You’ve all heard that before.  But have you actually realised the potential of pictures yourself?

Here are a couple of sites to get you started:- (please note, I do not personally endorse these sites)




#Escape to an alternative world

Alternative history novels are a great way to escape.  Jean M. Auel’s Earth Children series, the final novel released late last year, could be the answer to all your questions.  What could life be like ?

Earth's Children

Dystopian novels, the latest hit in Young Adult reading, are running off the shelf.  Haven’t yet caught on to the craze? Start with Orwell’s 1984, Murakami’s 1Q84 then type back here and ask for more.

#Escape into someone’s life

Fancy dipping your shoes into Richard Branson’s life?  Or finding out about the man who made ‘i’ the most famous letter on the planet?  It’s time, everyone, to escape your own life, even if it’s only an hour a week.  Biographies and autobiographies are a great way to learn and gain inspiration.

#Escape into the future

Never liked Science Fiction?  It’s not for everyone, but give it a second chance.  Everyone loves to predict the future, but not so much as Douglas Adams in The Hitch-hiker’s guide to the galaxy.Cover

Want more?  We know you do, so check back here later this week for a stash of titles to sink your head into (and while you’re at it, we’ll fly you off on a whole new adventure — you’re excited aren’t you).

What are you waiting for?  Subscribe for National Year of Reading updates and Book News.   Subscription box is on the right column.

The only ticket you’ll need for this adventure, to let you #escape, is your library card! Join your local library today.

The NSW Writers Advisory also have some great ideas to get you on your #escape! Visit them here.

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