Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Winners

The winners of the 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, as decided by readers, have been announced! To celebrate their 10th year Goodreads created a new award – Best of the Best. Readers chose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as the best book of their 10 years worth of winners (from 200 books!). Did your favourite book win this year? To reserve any of the winners just click on the title below – happy reading.

Best Fiction – Still Me by Jojo Moyes
Best Mystery & Thriller – The Outsider by Stephen King
Best Historical Fiction – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Best Fantasy – Circe by Madeline Miller
Best of the BestThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Best Romance – The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Best Science Fiction – Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Best Horror – Elevation by Stephen King
Best Humour – The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Maddish
Best Nonfiction – I’ll be gone in the dark by Michelle McNamara
Best Memoir & Autobiography – Educated by Tara Westover
Best History & Biography – The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King
Best Science & Technology – The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte
Best Food & Cookbooks – Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen
Best Graphic Novels & Comics – Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
Best Poetry – The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Best Debut Author – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Best Young Adult Fiction – Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction – Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Best Middle Grade & Children’s – The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
Best Picture Book – I am Enough by Grace Byers

 

In Conversation with Graeme Simsion

City of Parramatta Library, in partnership with Text Publishing, is proud to present a very special author talk event to be held in Riverside Theatres Thursday 7th February 2019.

Hilarious and thought-provoking, with a brilliant cast of characters and an ending that will have readers cheering for joy, The Rosie Result is the triumphant final installment of the internationally best-selling and beloved series that began with The Rosie Project.

Books will be available for purchase on the night and you will have the opportunity to meet Graeme to have it signed.

All attendees will have the chance to win lucky door prizes of the Rosie books on the night.
An Auslan interpreter will be signing the talk.

Book your ticket ($10) via Riverside Theatres, in person, by phone 8839 3399 or online.

Podcast In Conversation with Grace De Morgan

New Pod Cast from Parra Pods – In Conversation with Grace De Morgan!

Listen to the recording of City of Parramatta Library’s Wine and Cheese night with Grace De Morgan author of ‘Everything Happens for a Riesling: Your not so Fancy-Pants Guide to Wine’.

 

 

Librarians Choice December and January

Welcome to the last Top 10 Librarians’ Choice reads for 2018! There is some great new books being published this month and next – a little something for everyone. Click on a title below to reserve a copy as your next Summer read.

Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander
(Librarians’ Choice Favourite)

An engrossing mystery set in America’s deep south. It’s about a missing boy, and the two very different mothers who claim that he belongs to them. This is a work of fiction, but it was inspired by the true story of a boy named Bobby Dunbar who went to play in the woods with his brothers and never returned.

The Lost Girls by Jennifer Spence
The Year of the Beast by Steven Carroll
Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare
Gone by Midnight by Candice Fox
The Promised Land by Barry Maitland
The Cottage at Rosella Cove by Sandie Docker
The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner
How to be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann
I Can’t Remember the Title But the Cover is Blue by Elias Greig