All About Books Autumn 2020

The new All About Books for Autumn 2020 can be downloaded above. 

The new reading suggestions guide has been revamped after survey results from readers in our last Summer edition, there is more short descriptions of books, more young adult and more pages. There are so many amazing books coming out this March, April and May for adults and young adults in a diverse range of genres and subjects – there is sure to be something for everyone.

There are two books in particular that I want to mention as they were left out of the guide when our author talk program was suspended recently.

The Coconut Children by Vivian Pham (March 3) is a moving debut by a talented new storyteller.

Growing up can feel like a death sentence.
Life in a troubled neighbourhood demands too much too young. But Sonny wouldn’t really know.
Watching the world from her bedroom window, she exists only in second-hand romance novels and falls for any fast-food employee who happens to spare her a glance.
Everything changes with the return of Vince, a boy who became a legend after he was hauled away in handcuffs at fourteen.
Sonny and Vince used to be childhood friends. But with all that happened in-between, childhood seems so long ago. It will take two years of juvie, an inebriated grandmother and a porn stash for them to meet again.

Gathering Dark by Candice Fox (March 31) is her new thriller, set in Los Angeles, introducing a new – and decidedly unconventional – team of ‘detectives’.

A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop.
Together they’re a missing girl’s only hope.
Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean to win back custody of her son. But when her former cellmate begs for help to find her missing daughter, Blair is compelled to put her new-found freedom on the line.
Joined by LA’s most feared underworld figure, the crew of criminals bring outlaw tactics to the search. Detective Jessica Sanchez has always had a difficult relationship with the LAPD. 
It’s been ten years since Jessica arrested Blair for the cold-blooded murder of her neighbour. So when Jessica opens the door to the disgraced doctor and her friends early one morning she expects abuse, maybe even violence.
What comes instead is a plea for help.

Goodreads Choice Awards 2019

The winners of the 11th annual Goodreads Choice Awards for 2019 as decided by avid readers. Congratulations to all the best books of 2019, to reserve your copy now just click on the title(s) below, happy reading.

The Testaments – Margaret Atwood – Best Fiction
The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides – Best Mystery & Thriller
Daisy Jones and the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid – Best Historical Fiction
The Ninth House – Leigh Bardugo – Best Fantasy
Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston – Best Romance
Recursion – Blake Crouch – Best Science Fiction
The Institute – Stephen King – Best Horror
Dear Girls – Ali Wong – Best Humour
Girl, Stop Apologizing – Rachel Hollis – Best Nonfiction
Over the Top – Jonathan Van Ness – Best Memoir & Autobiography
The Five: the untold story of the women killed by Jack the Ripper – Hallie Rubenfold – Best History & Biography
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? – Caitlin Doughty – Best Science & Technology
Antoni in the Kitchen – Antoni Porowski – Best Food & Cookbook
Pumpkinheads: a graphic novel – Rainbow Rowell – Best Graphic Novel & Comic
Shout – Laurie Halse Anderson – Best Poetry
Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston – Best Debut Novel
Five Feet Apart – Rachael Lippincott – Best Young Adult Fiction
The Wicked King – Holly Black – Best Young Adult Fantasy
The Tyrant’s Tomb – Rick Riordan – Best Children’s
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – Fred Rogers – Best Picture Book

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All About Books – Summer 2020

The latest edition of our reading suggestions guide for adults and teens is now out for Summer 2020. It has an amazing array of books that are being published over the next 3 months in a variety of genres and subjects – there is sure to be something for everyone. Pick up your FREE copy at any of our Library branches or click the cover to download. Each book cover in the guide contains a one-click link to our Library Catalogue for easy reservations. Why not quick link your copy even before it is published!

We are also asking for feedback about the format and contents of All About Books via a short survey in order to help us make the booklet even better. You have until Sunday 15 March 2020 to complete the survey and you can go into the draw for a chance to win a $30 book pack prize – just for having your say. The survey can be completed here or ask Library Staff for a paper copy.

Don’t forget that the All About Books – Kids edition for 0-5 year olds is also out and available at any of our Libraries. It has a range of suggested books to read as well as many fun puzzles.

All About Books – Spring 2019

The latest edition of our reading suggestions guide is here for Spring! It is packed full of a selection of the most exciting books for adults and teens being published over the next three months. Pick up your FREE copy at any of our Libraries or download a copy now (just click the cover).

There is sure to be something for everyone, from fiction to non fiction, young adult to debut authors and our always popular staff picks.To learn more about each title and reserve your copy before it hits the shelves – just click on the cover image(s) inside the guide.

Happy Reading!

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All About Books – Winter 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our reading suggestions guide, All About Books. As usual the guide is packed full of an amazing selection of books being published over the next 3 months in addition to the popular staff picks section. There is something for everyone no matter there reading tastes or interests.

Pick up your FREE copy of the guide at any one of our library branches or download it now for those on the go – just click on the cover above.Each cover or title in the guide has a link to our library catalogue to make reserving your copy even quicker and easier – why not reserve the book before it is event published!
Stay tuned for our inaugural kids edition of the guide which will be available soon.