Return of Strictly and the Bake Off

The return of Strictly Come Dancing and The Great British Bake Off marks, as always, the start of the autumn season. We’ve put together a list of top book and audiobook recommendations for lovers of either or both:

Strictly Come Dancing recommendations:

Dance-themed book titles.

Dance-themed book titles.

Tales From The Dance Floor by Craig Revel Horwood

Behind the Sequins by Shirley Ballas

Strictly Murder: A Whitstable Pearl Mystery by Julie Wassmer

Craig Revel Horwood's Ballroom Dancing by Craig Revel Horwood

Dance with Oti: The Bird Jive by Oti Mabuse

Dances and Dreams on Diamond Street by Craig Revel Horwood

The Great British Bake Off recommendations:

Baking inspiration books.

Baking inspiration books.

The Story of the Great British Bake Off by Anita Singh

The Great British Bake Off Winter Kitchen by Lizzie Kamenetzky

The Great British Bake Off Everyday:100 foolproof recipes by Linda Collister

Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya's Bake Me a Story by Nadiya Hussain

All of the above titles are available to borrow from your local Aura library and many of which are available as e-books or audiobooks via Borrowbox. As a reminder, Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from Borrowbox and RBdigital to a PC, Laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and RBdigital apps directly to a smartphone or tablet.

To access most online library resources you will need to enter your library membership number and pin. If you do not have this then you can join up as a member online via the Aura website for instant access. All links and further details about our digital library resources can be found on our website:

Just Read, Currently Reading, and About to Read

We have recently been sharing images on social media of the books we have just read, are currently reading, and are about to read. Here are Library Manager Susannah’s choices:

Just Read, Currently Reading, and About to Read...

Just Read, Currently Reading, and About to Read...

Just read: City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Currently reading: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

To read next: The Drowned City by K.J. Maitland

Join in the fun by sharing your own titles with us: send us a comment on social media or even better, send us your own photo!

All of the above titles are available to borrow from your local Aura library. If any of these books sound right up your street, why not add them to your next Select and Collect order: search our online library catalogue and reserve titles, or email or telephone your local library. To make an order please telephone us on 01352 703750, or email us at

You can browse our catalogue at and place a hold on items to collect from the library counter. We will just need to know your library membership number, a contact telephone number and email address, your book requests/preferences, and your preferred collection point.

Our Back Yard

We are delighted to be hosting free outdoor taster sessions led by Our Back Yard at Connah’s Quay Library in September and October:

Nature Art & Craft: Tuesday, September 28, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Introduction to Wildlife Surveys: Tuesday, October 5, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Heritage & Nature Walk: Tuesday, October 12, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Practical Volunteering – Community Growing: Tuesday, October 19, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Creating wildflower areas: Tuesday, October 26, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Come along and take part in the Our Back Yard project and discover more about other training opportunities available. All sessions are free of charge – a very warm welcome to all! For more information or to book, please telephone 01978 757524 or email

• Visit us on social media to view handy information about our services and the online monthly events we host, as well as lots of book and audiobook recommendations. We can be found on Facebook at @LlyfrgelloeddAuraLibraries, Instagram at @llyfrgelloeddauralibraries and Twitter at @LibFlintshire.

From everyone here at Aura Libraries, thank you for reading, stay safe and we hope to hear from you or see you soon!

• Aura is a charitable, not-for-profit, organisation responsible for managing the majority of leisure, libraries and heritage services in Flintshire. Aura is owned by its employees and operates for the benefit of local communities.