Summer 2022 reading recommendations

Whether you're looking for the perfect beach read to pop in your suitcase, or a fabulous page turner to whisk you away, Aura Libraries have got you covered! Here are just a few our top reading recommendations for summer 2022:

• Darllen yn Gymraeg:

Aura Libraries Welsh reading recommendations.

Aura Libraries Welsh reading recommendations.

Haf o Hyder by various contributors

Pum Diwrnod a Phriodas by Marlyn Samuel

Y Stori Orau by Lleucu Roberts

• Fantasy Fiction:

Fantasy fiction.

Fantasy fiction.

The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey

Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

This One Sky Day by Leone Ross

• Crime Thrillers:

Crime thrillers.

Crime thrillers.

One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke

Out Of Her Depth Lizzy Barber

We All Have Our Secrets by Jane Corry

The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

• Idyllic Locations:

New romantic fiction.

New romantic fiction.

A Theatre For Dreamers by Polly Samson

The Lost Daughter by Elena Ferrante

Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

• New romantic fiction:

Books set in idyllic locations.

Books set in idyllic locations.

Honey & Spice by Bolu Babalola

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Book Lovers by Emily Henry

All of the above titles are available to borrow from Aura libraries as books, e-books or audiobooks. Remember: you can browse these titles and hundreds more on our online library catalogue!

Aura Library members can download e-books and audiobooks free of charge from Borrowbox and Libby to a PC, laptop or Mac. Alternatively, you can download the Borrowbox and Libby 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:

Fit, Fed and Read with Aura

This summer, we are delighted to be teaming up once again with the Aura Sports Development team for the return of Fit, Fed and Read sessions. Food, snacks and drinks will also be provided to promote a healthy diet and all round wellbeing. We are running sessions in: Holywell, Buckley, Aston, Saltney, Flint, Mold and Mostyn. There will be opportunities for children to enjoy various sports activities, plus Summer Reading Challenge resources and crafts. We hope you can join us!

For dates, locations and more information about the Fit, Fed and Read sessions, please visit the Aura Sport Development Facebook page: @AuraSportDev or contact your local library.

Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Join Aura Libraries for a summer of science, reading, creativity and fun! To take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge organised by the Reading Agency, children will need to read six books throughout the summer, collect goodies along the way with each book that they read, and finally receive an extra special medal and certificate at the end of the summer holidays in celebration of completing the challenge. Children can join the challenge at the library or online via the Summer Reading Challenge website where they can rate and review books, download activities, and access video content, games and quizzes. The purpose of this free reading for pleasure programme is to encourage children aged four to 11 to keep reading during the summer holidays, and visit their local library to help maintain their reading skills and confidence. This year's theme, 'Gadgeteers', is all about science and innovation.

Come and join the fun and be a Gadgeteer with Aura Libraries! Pop in to your local library or visit to view our list of Summer Reading Challenge activities including workshops with authors Karen McCombie and Ben Davis, plus mad science workshops, Lego clubs and Xplore Science Wrexham. We hope to see you soon!

You can also browse through the Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge book list collection which is comprised of 67 inspiring titles for children of all reading levels aged 4-11. Each title has been specially chosen to reflect key Gadgeteers themes including everyday science, invention and creation, and fun with friends. For more information, visit:

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

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