Top 10 Librarians Choice – August 2018

Another wonderful selection of newly published books for August, as chosen by Library staff around Australia. A mixture of fantasy, fiction, true crime, a memoir an more. Why not finish off Winter by reading one this month?

Jane Doe And The Cradle Of All Worlds – Jeremy Lachlan
Librarians’ Choice Favourite

The spooky atmosphere of Stranger Things meets Northern Lights in this dark and magical fantasy adventure. Fifteen years ago, Jane Doe and her father arrived on the steps of the Manor, the entrance to a dangerous labyrinth connecting the island of Bluehaven to many other worlds. That was the same night the earthquakes started.

Jane and her silent, troubled father John have been feared and despised ever since. When the strongest quake yet strikes and John disappears back into the Manor, Jane embarks on a perilous adventure to find her father and save her world from destruction.

Scrublands –  Chris Hammer
The Biographer’s Lover – Ruby J. Murray
A Superior Spectre – Angela Meyer
The Botanist’s Daughter – Kayte Nunn
Trace – Rachel Brown
The Ones You Trust – Caroline Overington
I Had Such Friends – Meg Gatland-Veness
Dressing The Dearloves – Kelly Doust
Always Another Country: A Memoir Of Exile And Home – Sisonke Msimang

Deja Who – a book review

Title: Deja Who

Author: MaryJanice Davidson

Reviewed by Suzanne

This book is the first in a new series for Mary Janice Davidson, best known for her vampire series, Queen Betsy.

I found this book to be an enjoyable, fun, quick read full of Davidson’s trademark humour. Continue reading

Most Popular Reads in the Library Last Month

The following titles are the most borrowed titles in City of Parramatta Libraries last month. You’d be surprised by its diversity, well probably not that surprised.

I’ve made some comments after each title just to let you know that reading is always fun and interesting.

Enjoy reading!

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Good Reads – Best Books of 2016 Winners!

good-reads-2016The winners of the Good Reads Best Books of 2016 have been announced – did your favourite win?

Categories included: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Horror, Humour, Non Fiction, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Science & Technology, Food & Cookbooks, Graphic Novels & Comics, Poetry, Debut Goodreads Author, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Middle Grade & Children’s, and Picturebook.

HINT – Click on the category below to see the winner and shortlisted books and click on the title to reserve your copy of the winner now. The Library has all of the winning books and many of the shortlisted ones. Continue reading

Better Reading Top 100 Books 2016

BR-TOP100Better Reading has released the 2016 Top 100 Book as voted by the Australian public – number 1 is Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird! Is your favourite in the list?

The Top 50 Kids Books for 2016 list has also been announced – number 1, to no surprise is the classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

Why not reserve your favourite now via the Library Catalogue?