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.

In Conversation with Paige Toon

Parramatta Library was very proud to host best selling author Paige Toon at Parramatta Town Hall on Tuesday 30th April. Paige was in Sydney to promote her new book If You Could Go Anywhere and have a chat with one of our wonderful librarians all whilst enjoying a sumptuous high tea. A lot of fun was had by all and many books sold – we were very grateful to Penguin Random House for giving us the opportunity to host an author talk with Paige who was a dynamic and engaging speaker. Her many fans brought or bought books for her to sign and commented how much they enjoyed the event and meeting one of their favourite authors. Paige was happy to answer our favourite question – Why do you love libraries?

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