Top Loans of 2019

Top Loans of 2019 City of Parramatta Libraries

The top loans of 2019 for the City of Parramatta Libraries are here! The top 10 loans for adult fiction, adult non fiction, young adult, junior fiction, eAudio and eBook are below as easy access quick guides. Spotted a title you missed reading last year then simply one click the cover image to reserve your copy now – Happy Reading/Listening.

Top 10 Adult Fiction Loans 2019

Top 10 Adult Non Fiction Loans 2019

Top 10 Young Adult Loans 2019

Top 10 Junior Fiction Loans 2019

Top 10 eAudio Loans 2019

Top 10 eBook Loans 2019

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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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Parra Pods – Movies & Beamafilm

Join Katherine and Nisa for the first of our ‘Summer’ episodes.

In this episode Katherine and Nisa discuss some of the entertaining movies and television series they have been watching or are planning to watch.

With multiple streaming services and digital downloads more ubiquitous than ever, discovering new television series, movies and documentaries has never been easier.

Did you know as a member of City of Parramatta Libraries you can stream 100’s of great movies for free? Well you can! And it couldn’t be easier.

Through Beamafilm, Australiasia’s premiere streaming channel for true stories and independent voices, library members can access hundreds of documentaries & movies for free. Stream and watch – The Australian Dream, Mystify Michael Hutchence, 2040, Nicole Kidman in the BMX Bandits and more Australian classics like – The Shiralee, Playing Beattie Bow & Skippy to name a few.

Access is easy – enter your library card number, create an account and you are ready to go!

DVDs discussed here include:

  • Booksmart – directed by Olivia Wilde [movie]
  • Succession – Created by Jessie Armstrong [TV series]
  • Ophelia – directed by Claire McCarthy [movie]

Book Review – Jessica

Jessica by Bryce Courtenay

ABOUT THE BOOK

Jessica is based on the inspiring true story of a young girl’s fight for justice against tremendous odds.

A tomboy, Jessica is the pride of her father, as they work together on the struggling family farm. One quiet day, the peace of the bush is devastated by a terrible murder. Only Jessica is able to save the killer from the lynch mob – but will justice prevail in the courts?

Nine months later, a baby is born … with Jessica determined to guard the secret of the father’s identity. The rivalry of Jessica and her beautiful sister for the love of the same man will echo throughout their lives – until finally the truth must be told.

Set in the harsh Australian bush against the outbreak of World War I, this novel is heartbreaking in its innocence, and shattering in its brutality.

‘A deserved bestseller, based on fact, a story told with heartbreaking honesty.’ Australian Women’s Weekly

‘Courtenay draws on the social satire of Jane Austen and the dark forces of Thomas Hardy, and his tragic heroine parallels Antigone … ‘ Herald Sun

COMMENTS

Bryce Courtney’s book Jessica is an enthralling read about life in the outback early 1900’s Australia.  The hardship and expectations of everyone around her just made her more determined to go her own way in life.  That is until wrongly committed to the asylum.  Friendship and love prevail.  It’s a beautifully written book set in sheep country with vivid descriptions of life and death on a station.  However there were those who found it implausible and disappointing.

READ BY

MJ Readers Club 7/10

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