Discovereads with Suffolk Libraries

Suffolk Libraries are launching a new reading promotion which aims to get people to read something a bit different.  

‘Discovereads’ is an exciting new project featuring six books chosen by Suffolk Libraries with the help of reading groups across the county.  

People will be encouraged to borrow, read and discuss the books. They will be available from Suffolk Libraries with the full collections available from Stowmarket, Sudbury, Brandon, Felixstowe and Bungay libraries.  

Discovereads will launch on Wednesday 11 March at Stowmarket library with a special event featuring Stella Tillyard, author of The Great Level, one of the chosen books.  

The six Discovereads books are as follows: 

  • The Great Level by Stella Tillyard 
  • I Am, I Am, I Am, by Maggie O’Farrell 
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell 
  • Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi 
  • The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton 
  • The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt. 

Lisa Brennan, Content and Reader Development Librarian at Suffolk Libraries, said: 

“We’re delighted to be launching a promotion of these six amazing books chosen with help from our book groups across Suffolk. We’d love people to take part and discover something new. You don’t have to be a regular reader or library customer – we’d love to engage with as many people as possible.” 

The programme will run until the end of May with other events and discussions also taking place. Anyone feeding back their views on the Discovereads titles by Tuesday 30 June will also be entered into a prize draw to win a copy of all six books. 

The launch event on 11 March will involve a talk and book signing with Stella Tillyard. Tickets are only £3.23 and can be booked online or via Stowmarket Library. Stella is an author and historian who has written eight fiction and non-fiction books. Her Discovereads novel The Great Level is an historical fiction novel set in Ely.  

For full details about the books, launch event and competition visit

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