We should all be making an effort to read more female authors, so with that in mind here is the nominated longlist, and more recently announced shortlist for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction! There are some fantastic sounding books on this. I am particularly looking forward to reading The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (I have a soft spot for science fiction, particularly when gender issues are tackled!), and The Green Road by Anne Enright which has been on my to-read list for a while.
I can highly recommend two which have made the shortlist. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara is devastating and beautifully written, and it’s a popular one among Our Lady’s staff at the moment! The other is The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney, which is the first novel of this Irish writer, a thrilling read with lots of raw social commentary.
If you have read any on the list or are intrigued by any of the titles let us know in the comments! 😊 📚 ❤️
Our new library catalogue powered by TinyCat 😺 displays most of the books in the school library. It’s constantly a work in progress with new books being added all of the time. It has its very own tab just above here on the website so it’s very easily accessed.
I think you’ll agree that it’s a lovely clean and easy to use interface and I am delighted that we now have an online catalogue that students, parents and staff can access and browse anywhere. You can enter any search term into the search box, such as an author’s name, a book title, or a genre such as fantasy to get recommendations. You will be able to see if each book is available in the library or if it is currently checked out by someone else, and in that case, when it is due back. Each book entry also has much more information on what each book is about, and gives recommendations for similar books in the library.
In the advanced search area (the arrow button to the right of the search box) you can search by title, author, genre, tags (buzzwords like vampires, boys, friendship, mystery, historical fiction, feminism, comics, whatever you’re into) You can also search by ‘collection’ in the advanced search area which is great for Accelerated Reader students, as the Accelerated Reader books are all tagged as such, and can be searched by reading level as well.
It also allows students to have their own accounts set up where they can check what books they have out, renew their books, and request books. If you would like your student account set up just come to the library and ask for your library ID number.
In the meantime have a browse through some of the great books that we have in the library on the new catalogue
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Guess what his favourite books are? 😊 ⚡