The URTU Learning project has created an online book club, this book club is available to everyone and we would love you to become a part of it.

Within this section you will find a list of recommend reads plus the book of the month, these have been recommended by the URTU Learning Project Team and fellow book club members.  If you want to recommend a book to be included in the book of the month, or have it added to the recommended reads, all you need to do is e-mail the title and author with a quick review to and we will add your book to the list.

Reading a book is a great way to unwind or discover new things, you can immerse yourself into a story by letting the authors take you to far away places or on different adventures.  Reading is also proven to help deal with stress, as well as giving you something to talk to your fellow colleagues or friends about.

If you have not read a book in years and find the idea a daunting one, or that reading is boring and not for you.  the Reading Agency have created Quick Reads , these are a selection of short stories written by top authors such as Linda La Plant and Andy McNab, they have been written especially for the Reading Agency to help get people back into reading and they cost as little as £1 to buy.

Start Up your own Book Club or Book Swap!

The URTU Learning project can help you set up your own book club or book swap, as well as helping individuals get back into reading.

Book Club – We will supply you with a pack of books to get you starter, plus a poster to inform people of the date of your book club meeting.

Book Swap – We will supply you with a pack of books and a poster to help promote your book swap.

Loan Reader – We will supply you with a quick read and novel of your choice plus a reading diary to track your progress.

For full details of how to apply please e-mail,  

Book of the month!

The Kept Woman,

By Karin Slaughter


The latest novel in the Will Trent series from No. 1 bestselling author, Karin Slaughter. A body is discovered in an empty Atlanta warehouse. It’s the body of an ex-cop, and from the moment Special Agent Will Trent walks in he knows this could be the most devastating case of his career. Bloody footprints leading away from the scene reveal that another victim – a woman – has left the scene and vanished into thin air. And, worst of all, the warehouse belongs to the city’s biggest, most politically-connected, most high-profile athlete – a local hero protected by the world’s most expensive lawyers. A local hero Will has spent the last six months investigating on a brutal rape charge. But for Will – and also for Dr Sara Linton, the GBI’s newest medical examiner – the case is about to get even worse. Because an unexpected discovery at the scene reveals a personal link to Will’s troubled past. The consequences will wreak havoc on his life and the lives of those he loves, those he works with, and those he pursues. But Sara’s scene-of-the-crime diagnosis is that they only have a few hours to find the missing woman before she bleeds out.

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Recommended Reads!

Dead Mans Grip, by Peter James

Holes, by Louis Sachar

The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak

The Colour of Magic, by Terry Pratchet

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce

Ultimatum, by Simon Kernick

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