Looking for even more reads being published this month? These are the titles that didn’t make it into the ‘All About Books‘ Summer 2020/21 edition – we just didn’t have room for them. Why not take a look (we all know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover…but we all do!), click on a cover to read more about it and reserve your copy.
Announcing the winners of the 12th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, a major book award decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year! Did one of your favourites become a winner? Click on the titles below to reserve your copy now.
Best Fiction – The midnight library by Matt Haig
Best Mystery & Thriller – The guest list by Lucy Foley
Best Historical Fiction – The vanishing half by Brit Bennett
Best Fantasy – The house of Earth and blood by Sarah J. Maas
Best Romance – From blood and ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Best Science Fiction – To sleep in a sea of stars by Christopher Paolini
Best Horror – Mexican gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia
Best Humour – Strange planet by Nathan W. Pyle
Best Non Fiction – Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Best Memoir & Autobiography – A promised land by Barack Obama
Best History & Biography – Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Best Science & Technology – A life on our planet by David Attenborough
Best Food & Cookbooks – Modern comfort food by Ina Garten
Best Graphic Novels & Comics – Heartstopper: Volume Three by Alice Oseman
Best Poetry – Dearly by Margaret Atwood
Best Debut Novel – Such a fun age by Kiley Reid
Best Young Adult Fiction – Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Best Young Adult Fantasy – The queen of nothing by Holly Black
Best Middle Grade & Children’s – The tower of Nero by Rick Riordan
Best Picturebook – Antiracist baby by Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrations)
It’s that time of year again when the new edition of our reading suggestions guide for adults and teens, ‘All About Books’, is ready to inspire your reading. The Summer 2020/21 edition features a diverse range of titles being published over the next three months – there is a little something for everyone. We may not have as much time during the festive season but hopefully these titles will encourage you to read and relax when you can. Collect your copy at any branch of the City of Parramatta Libraries or download it now, check our website (parra.city/library) for the latest news and opening hours. Don’t forget you can click on any cover to reserve the titles that you would like to borrow, even before they have been published, so as always happy reading!
This new fantasy adventure, set in 1980s London follows one girl’s quest to find her father, leading her to a secret society of magical fighting booksellers who police the mythical Old World when it disastrously intrudes into the modern world.
This FREE online author talk will be broadcast via Zoom with a Q & A session at the end. Book your place here and we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the meeting (download and install from zoom.us if you haven’t already). Copies of the book can be purchased online from Booktopia or from your local bookshop.
This collaborative event between multiple NSW Public Libraries’ is supported by the NSW Public Libraries Association and in association with Allen & Unwin.
The latest All About Books, our reading suggestions guide to some amazing titles for adults and teens being published this season is now here…better late then never! Another issue jam packed with a wide range of upcoming titles on so many different subjects and in a variety of genres – there is sure to be something for any reader. The always popular Staff Picks is back with reviews of books our staff have been reading lately to inspire you. We are also very pleased to announce the resumption of our author talks via an online platform – now you can listen to wonderful authors from the comfort of home and send in your questions. Pick up your free copy of our guide at any branch of the City of Parramatta Libraries or download now. Don’t forget you can click on any of the covers inside to reserve it before it arrives in the Library.