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Love to Read

Selected resources from the Manchester Metropolitan University Library collection for leisure reading and reading for pleasure.

Why love to read?

This Love to Read guide is about "reading for pleasure" or "leisure reading".

Both of these terms are used interchangeably to mean reading that is done primarily for enjoyment. This includes the reading of fiction or non-fiction books.

We are showcasing some of Manchester Metropolitan University Library services excellent reading material that might not necessarily be connected to your academic studies.

Want to find out a bit more about why reading is good for you? Try the links below:

Some useful links

There are lots of good websites, magazines and radio programmes with suggestions for reading for pleasure:



BBC resources

We are happy to add links to this page so if you have any suggestions, please get in touch using the contact details on this page.

Suggest new reads

If you have any ideas for themes for future collections of "reads" that we include in this guide, please get in touch with us using the contact options on the right hand side of this page.

And if you find that the Manchester Metropolitan University libraries do not hold any of the books that you love to read, get in touch and we'll investigate whether we can buy them.

If you'd like to see what new books we've added to our main collection recently, have a look at our 'New resources at MMU' Pinterest board.

What is Wakelet?

We are using a new tool called Wakelet which allows the sharing and curation of lots of different web content.

Wakelet is Manchester-based and was founded by an MMU graduate, Jamil Khalil. We think it's a fantastic idea and hope you like the way in which it presents our reading choices.

Mike Birchall, Head of Customer Support at Wakelet, said, "Wakelet is all about storytelling, so we're delighted that the MMU staff are using our platform to share hand-picked, truly fantastic reads. We can't wait to see their collections grow and inspire a passion for reading in today's students. If anyone has any questions, shoot us an email at and we'll be more than happy to help."