Category Archives: Historical Fiction

All Australian Summer Reading Challenge

Welcome to our All Australian Summer Reading Challenge! This Summer City of Parramatta Library is running an ‘All Australian Summer Reading Challenge’ for readers 18+ years. The challenge runs from Monday 4 December 2017 to 26 February 2018. It’s easy … Continue reading

Posted in All, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Non Fiction, Reading Lists, Recommended Reading, Romance | Tagged , | Comments Off on All Australian Summer Reading Challenge

Good Reads – Best Books of 2016 Winners!

The winners of the Good Reads Best Books of 2016 have been announced – did your favourite win? Categories included: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Horror, Humour, Non Fiction, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Authors, Awards & Prize Lists, Biographies, Children, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Non Fiction, Reading Lists, Recommended Reading, Romance, Science Fiction | Comments Off on Good Reads – Best Books of 2016 Winners!

Book Review: The Dressmaker

The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham The Dressmaker is a modern Australian classic, much loved for its bittersweet humour. Set in the 1950s, its subjects include haute couture, love and hate, and a cast of engagingly eccentric characters. It is now … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Authors, Book Club Kits, Book Reviews, Books to Screen, Fiction, Historical Fiction | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Book Review: The Dressmaker

Jody’s Favourites

  One of the best questions a Librarian can be asked is ‘Can you please recommend a book for me to read’. I must admit I am always over eager to share my favourite books. Below is a selection of … Continue reading

Posted in Fiction, Historical Fiction, New Arrivals, Recommended Reading | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Jody’s Favourites

Better Reading Top 100 Books 2016

Better Reading has released the 2016 Top 100 Book as voted by the Australian public – number 1 is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird! Is your favourite in the list? The Top 50 Kids Books for 2016 list has … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Authors, Awards & Prize Lists, Books to Screen, Children, Classic Literature, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery & Crime, Reading Lists, Recommended Reading, Romance, Science Fiction | Comments Off on Better Reading Top 100 Books 2016