Librarians Choice – December 2017/January 2018

The Top 10 New Reads for December 2017 and January 2018 as voted for by Australian Library Staff – why not reserve your copy now?  Continue reading

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Better Reading 2017 Top 100

Better Reading have released their Top 100 reads of 2017 for adults as voted for by the Australian public. The Top 10 are featured below and include some older and new titles. For the full list visit Better Reading – the Library has the majority of  titles available for reservation now.

Top 10 Reads for Adults

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
To kill a mockingbird – Harper Lee
The Dry – Jane Harper
The Bronze horseman – Paullina Simons
The Art of Keeping Secrets – Rachael Johns
A Little Life – Hanya Yanagihara
Outlander (also known as Cross Stitch) – Diana Gabaldon
All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

There is also a list of the top 50 reads for kids featuring some old and new authors.






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Costa Book Awards 2017 Shortlists

The Costa Book Awards is one of the UK’s most prestigious and popular literary prizes and recognises some of the most enjoyable books of the year, written by authors based in the UK and Ireland.

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Prime Minister’s Literary Awards 2017 Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2017 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards have been announced. You can reserve your copy at City of Parramatta Library.

The shortlisted titles in each category are:


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Sophie Hannah’s Hercule Poirot

A new Poirot movie is recently on our screens: Murder on the orient express, a famous adaptation of Agatha Christie’s book, again and again.

Christie is a most loved author, the creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. All of her books have been  reprinted and sold over 2 billion copies  in various languages. Murder on the orient express was adapted for TV and movie  many times, with some great actors portraying   Poirot. While this time it is Kenneth Branagh’s time for Poirot I personally favoured David Suchet, a Poirot in action for 25 years. But I did like Kenneth Branagh playing as the detective Wallander in the TV series UK version, adapted from the books by Henning Mankell. Continue reading

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