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

Summer Reading Challenge for Adults is now open!

adult-summer-reading-challengeLooking for a Challenge over Summer?

Enter to win a Prize Pack!

Welcome to our Summer Reading Challenge Competition for Adults!

Complete at least 10 challenges over the weeks of Summer to go into the draw to win 1 of 3 fantastic major prize packs, each to the value of $150. Open to Library Members 18 years and over. Challenge starts 1 December 2016 and ends 28 February 2017.

There are also 2 bonus chances to enter the major prize draw and a ‘Find the image’ minor prize draw to be won.

Pick up your Answer Board, in our Summer 2016-17 events calendar and hand in your board to Library Staff by Wednesday 8 March 2017.

Can’t get to the Library to collect your Board? You can view and enter each challenge online here.

NEW Good Reading Resource Hub is launched!

Good readingThe Good Reading Magazine has launched a new Resource Hub for book lovers to make reading the ‘Good Reading’ magazine easier and includes exciting interactive features. Access to the new resource is free to Library members, click here to access the Hub. When you click you will be taken to the homepage of the Resource Hub instead of the digital version of the magazine, you then sign up for a free membership with your email and chosen password. Once you sign up you will have access to:

 

 

 

  • Set up your own profile
    • Create a list of books you want to read
    • Create a list of books in your personal library that you’ve read
    • Recommend books to other readers
    • Write your own reviews and share them with other readers
  • Have access to the articles and reviews in all the magazines in a website format.  You will also have access to bonus exclusive interviews and stories just for online subscribers.
  • View the print magazine in a digital format. This is the same format as you have been viewing before.
  • Purchase books. For the convenience of readers they have connected their website with Booktopia, so you can purchase books.

 

Good Reading

GR 12Wonder what to read in this hot summer? Good Reading magazine provides fantastic reviews, author interviews and book recommendations. I can’t wait to see the Dec issue to come out. So stay tuned.

In Dec issue Aussie favourite Fiona McIntosh is back with The Perfumer’s Secret and an article she wrote for GR about her research trips to France, during which she crafted her own fragrance. Professor Robert Power, an award-winning short story writer and acclaimed novelist, tells us about his latest semi-fantastical offering Tidetown and his work in Zimbabwe that inspired his characters. We’re joined by Peter Garrett, who takes us on a tour of his bookshelf, and we also dip into a conversation with one of the world’s most fascinating scientists. Leaf through our reviews and Summer Reading Guide to find your next book to enjoy in the sunshine, and for dog lovers, we’ve got two canine-themed articles featuring posing French bulldogs and a labrador detective called Monty.

To access the Nov issue of GR, click here & type in your Parramatta City Library card number and password.  Enjoy reading and stay cool.