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?

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.


2015 Summer Bookmarks are here!

Looking for some reading inspiration for Summer? Why not check out one of our latest bookmarks here or pick one up at any Parramatta Library Branch. What’s your favourite? Crime/Thriller; Australian Authors; Steampunk; Horror; Historical fiction; Scandinavian Crime; Books to Screen; Fantasy; Science Fiction; or Romance.