Keele Books of Life

Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labeled "This could change your life." 

~Helen Exley

Modern Fiction

Crime/Science Fiction/Fantasy & Adventure


Classical Fiction Novels

Non Fiction & Miscellaneous


Historical Novels

                It is what you read when

                 you don’t have to that

                             determines what you will be

               when you can’t help it.

–Oscar Wilde


Do medical  students read?

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.- Neil Gaiman

 We assume that you still open a textbook from time to time as well as looking at Wikipedia, but do you read literature, classics and modern novels and poetry? We fear that in our increasingly hectic world with its emphasis on immediacy and visual media, the value and simple pleasure of reading a book may have been lost. For this reason we would encourage you as  medical students to read, explore the human condition, enrich you professional and personal lives, as well as introducing you to the pleasures of reading for its own sake.

In each of the collections below you will find links to reviews of the books, suppliers of the books and student reviews

Why should I read?

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end.

You live several lives while reading.

William Styron

If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet,

you must be the one

to write it

Toni Morison