All About eBooks Winter 2020

Welcome to our special edition of ‘All About eBook’ for Winter 2020. This season’s reading suggestion guide is a little different than our past ‘All About Books’ guides. The focus for this special edition is our amazing range of titles in our online library. There are eBooks, eAudios, eMagazines and much much more. Many of the titles featured in the guide also have print versions available so don’t forget to ‘click and collect’ your favourites. The ever popular staff picks section and most popular eLoans are also inside this issue. Stay safe and happy reading!

Introducing Click & Read

City of Parramatta Libraries are proud to introduce a new series of promotional material to help our community connect with books 24/7, especially while we are closed. We have been very busy behind the scenes producing online content and purchasing additional Online Library items. Our ever popular eBooks, eAudio & eMagazines have been getting a real workout.

‘Click & Read’ postcards are an alternative to our in-library bookmarks and are designed to make it a little easier to find authors in your favourite genre. Each postcard lists a number of great authors who write eBooks/eAudio in popular genres or subjects. Simply click on the author name to display a listing of available titles via our library catalogue, choose a title you wish to read and borrow it via our Wheelers ePlatform or Bolinda BorrowBox apps.
Why not download the first set of ‘Click & Read’ postcards by clicking on a genre now?

NSW PRC eBooks

Calling all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9 and taking part in PRC!

Take part in this year’s NSW PRC from home with our collection of eBooks from the official booklists. All you need is your Library Card number and your PIN/password – hint if you have forgotten it reset it online via the Library Catalogue or contact us. Visit the website or download the app to start reading one now.

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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