Read Widely in 2022. This year’s headline novel, A More Perfect Union by Tammye Huf, is being read and enjoyed by readers and book groups across the City. To start your own Read Widely journey, head down to your local library and get your hands on a copy!

Over the coming months we’ll be adding more titles to our Read Widely collection, shining a spotlight on some fabulous titles by authors of colour, highlighting the best voices recently published in the UK.

Did you know June is National Crime Reading month? The perfect time to read this month’s book choice, the legal thriller, Truth Be Told by the wonderful Kia Abdullah!

Kamran Hadid feels invincible. He attends Hampton school, an elite all-boys boarding school in London, he comes from a wealthy family, and he has a place at Oxford next year. The world is at his feet. And then a night of revelry leads to a drunken encounter and he must ask himself a horrific question.

With the help of assault counsellor, Zara Kaleel, Kamran reports the incident in the hopes that will be the end of it. But it’s only the beginning…

Shortlisted for the Diverse Book Awards 2021

Extra copies of all the books featured in this year’s Read Widely campaign are available to borrow from your library. Or, if you’re part of a Manchester Libraries reading group and fancy giving any of them a go, get in touch for a book set by emailing

To check availability or reserve a copy for collection from your local library please access the online catalogue here.