Good Reading Online

Want to keep up with the news from the literary world but your dog chewed up your brand new issue of Good Reading magazine? Parramatta library is here to help! Not only can you reserve the latest copy and pick it up at any of our branches, but you can even read it online through our GR online database! Here is how to access it:

  • Open Parramatta library online catalogue
  • Choose e-resources from the menu on the left side of the screen
  • Choose ‘For Readers’ icon
  • Scroll down to find #4 Good Reading Online
  • Click on the Electronic Access link
  • Choose Browse Good Reading Mag here icon
  • Read the current issue online or browse through past issues

Or just click the image below for a shortcut!

If you are experiencing difficulties accessing this online resource, please let us know in the comments.


All About Books – Autumn 2017 edition is now out!

The new Autumn 2017 edition of our reading guide, All About Books is now available. For your FREE copy ask a Library Staff member at any of our branches.
It is filled with lots of reading ideas to inspire you over the season and has a little something for everyone…check out our special Books to Screen section, so many wonderful titles are being made into a movie or tv series this year.
Can’t get to the Library and don’t want to wait until your next visit? Click on the cover to download your copy.

All About Books Summer 2016/17 edition

Looking for some more reading inspriration over Summer to distract you from the heat? Why not check out our All About Books reading guide, pick up your copy from the Library or click here.

Top eBook Reads of 2016!

Ever wondered what type of books are popular as eBooks? Here are the top ten most borrowed eBooks of 2016.

Adult Fiction

  1. The Girl of the train -Paula Hawkins
  2. To kill a mockingbird – Harper Lee
  3. Mine to share – Jenesi Ash et al.
  4. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  5. Worth dying for – Lee Child
  6. The hard way – Lee Child
  7. All the light we cannot see – Anthony Doerr
  8. A game of thrones – George R.R. Martin
  9. Any duchess will do – Tessa Dare
  10. The alchemist – Paulo Coelho

Adult Non Fiction

  1. Eat, pray, love – Elizabeth Gilbert
  2. Wild: a journey from lost to found – Cheryl Strayed
  3. People can’t drive you crazy if you don’t give them the keys – Mike Bechtle
  4. The power of now: a guide to spiritual enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle
  5. International Students’ Survival Guide – Collins (Publishing)
  6. Think and grow rich – Napoleon Hill
  7. Success: the best of Napoleon Hill – Napoleon Hill
  8. Twelve years a slave – Solomon Northup
  9. Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Someone Who’s Been There – Cheryl Strayed
  10. Last woman hanged – Caroline Overington

For Young Adults

  1. Harry Potter and the cursed child – parts one and two – Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany
  2. Divergent – Veronica Roth
  3. Looking for Alaska – John Green
  4. The hunger games – Suzanne Collins
  5. The maze runner – James Dashner
  6. The city of bones – Cassandra Clare
  7. The icebound land – John Flanagan
  8. The hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien
  9. The selection – Kiera Cass
  10. Animal farm – George Orwell

For Children

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
  2. Little women – Louisa May Alcott
  3. The curious incident of the dog in the night-time – Mark Haddon
  4. Percy Jackson and the lightning thief – Rick Riordan
  5. WeirDo–  Ahn Do
  6. Billie B. Brown: the second best friend – Sally Rippin
  7. I love you book – Libby Hathorn
  8. The adventures of super diaper baby – Dav Pilkey
  9. Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy
  10. The 78-storey treehouse – Andy Griffiths