Podcast – Young Adult Fiction

In Episode 17 of Parra Pods, Katherine & Nisa discuss some of the amazing Young Adult fiction books they have read over the last couple of weeks.

Reading Youth Adult fiction in all its diversity is great way to understand the issues facing the up and coming generation. The books that we review in this episode discuss diverse themes  such as “Black lives matter”, growing up Muslim in Australia, body issues and being young and LGBTQ identified. What these wonderful books have in common is that they are all thought provoking, funny at times, often inspiring and always entertaining. I urge you to grab a YA book now and enjoy!

Some of the books discussed in this podcast include:

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, 2017.

How (Not) to Ask a Boy to the Prom by S.J. Goslee, 2019.

You Must Be Layla by Yassmin Abel-Magied, 2019

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon

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.

Top 10 Loans Parramatta Libraries 2018

2018 was a very busy year for the City of Parramatta Libraries with over 1 million loans across all our branches! We have selected the top 10 loans for adult non fiction, adult fiction, young adult fiction and junior fiction from our libraries. Have you read them all yet?

Adult Non Fiction

 The barefoot investor – Scott Pape
The subtle art of not giving a f*ck – Mark Manson
Inglorious empire – Shashi Tharoor
The 7 habits of highly effective people – Stephen R. Covey
Sapiens: a brief history of humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
The life-changing magic of tidying up – Marie Kondo
12 rules for life: an antidote for chaos – Jordan B. Peterson
The secret – Rhonda Byrne
The happiest refugee – Anh Do
When breath becomes air – Paul Kalanithi

Adult Fiction

 Two kinds of truth – Michael Connelly
Origin – Dan Brown
The Midnight Line – Lee Child
Force of nature – Jane Harper
Night School – Lee Child
The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
The Dry – Jane Harper
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman
Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
The Rooster Bar – John Grisham

Young Adult Fiction

Turtles all the way down – John Green
Fantastic beasts and where to find them: the original screenplay – J.K. Rowling
The tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead – Rick Riordan
Throne of glass – Sarah J. Maas
Catching fire – Suzanne Collins
Queen of shadows – Sarah J. Maas
The hunger games – Suzanne Collins
The hate u give – Angie Thomas
Crown of midnight – Sarah J. Maas

Junior Fiction

Crazy weird! – Anh Do
Super good skills (almost…) – Liz Pichon
A tiny bit lucky – Liz Pichon
Captain Underpants and the revolting revenge of the radioactive robo-boxers – Dav Pikey
DogZombies rule (for now) – Liz Pichon
Extra special treats ( … not) – Liz Pichon
Old School – Jeff Kinney
The cheese experiment – Geronimo Stilton
A suitcase full of ghosts – Geronimo Stilton
Excellent excuses (and other good stuff) – Liz Pichon

All About Books – Autumn 2018

The latest issue of our reading guide – ALL ABOUT BOOKS – is out now. Pick up your free copy at any of our library branches or click on the cover to download a copy. It’s filled with lots of amazing fiction and non-fiction books that are being published in the next 3 months. Reserve these pre-publication titles before the rush!