Libraries NI announces its Perfect Library

A Perfect Library list has been compiled by library staff who searched through hundreds of nominations for Northern Ireland’s preferred novels.

The final list contains 164 titles which reflect the Northern Ireland public’s wide range of reading tastes, representing diverse genres from horror to crime, science fiction to mystery, and romance to children’s classics.

Classic novels such as To Kill a Mockingbird and Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights are listed, alongside future-focused Hollywood movie titles including The Hunger Games and Frank Herbert’s Dune.

Commenting on the Perfect Library, Libraries NI Chief Executive Irene Knox said: “The list of nominated novels illustrates the breadth of reading styles and wide-ranging interests of the Northern Ireland public and refining the list was a difficult task.

“The final cut has something for everyone. We hope that people come into libraries to view the recommendations and to borrow ‘that book’ from the list that they never quite got round to reading.

“What better way of finding the ‘perfect’ book or books to enjoy during the summer holidays?”

To find out what books have made it onto Northern Ireland’s Perfect Library visit