Scottish Readathon November 16-22, 2020


The Scottish Readathon takes places during Book Week Scotland, i.e. November 16th to the 22nd.  Join in by reading and posting on social media with the hashtag 

The video at the bottom of this post has all the details. #BookWeekScotland is another hashtag to check out!

Book Week Scotland   has GREAT book lists:

Scottish Novels

Humorous Fiction from Scottish Writers

And many, many more great book lists for all ages (not all of which are Scottish).

Here is another good list from The BBC.

Wikipedia’s list of Scottish novelists.

Here are two of my own suggestions:

Two books set in Scotland, written by Scottish authors. Both are set in Edinburgh.


Alexander McCall Smith writes two of my favorite series–44 Scotland Street and the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. He has a few others as well. This is a fun, light read–as are all of his books.


Muriel Spark’s books are often very short. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie is is set in a girls’ school in the 1930s. Maggie Smith of Harry Potter and Downton Abbey fame is the best known person to have portrayed Miss Brodie.

9 thoughts on “Scottish Readathon November 16-22, 2020

  1. Oh my gosh, another reading event in November. It’s getting so crowded !
    Just read an article in the Sunday Times (I know, it takes me this long to read it) where one publisher said No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency probably wouldn;t be published now because of concerns about cultural appropriation. White Scottish male writing a novel with a central character of black Botswana women……

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