All About Books – Autumn 2019

Our latest edition of our reading suggestions guide, All About Books is now here! It is full of a selection of some of the best books being published in the next three months.
There is a little something for everyone from adults to teens to children, for those who like their fiction to those that prefer non fiction. Don’t forget to check out our upcoming Author Talk events in April & May.
Pick up your FREE copy at any of the City Of Parramatta Libraries or download it now (just click on the cover).

Girls Night Out with Paige Toon

Tuesday 30 April
6.30pm

Parramatta Town Hall
Book online | $15

Parramatta Library, in association with Penguin Random House Australia, is hosting an In Conversation author talk with bestselling author Paige Toon.
She will be touring Australia for the very first time to talk about her new book
If You Could Go Anywhere.
Enjoy our special Girls Night Out High Tea with (sneaky) Bubbles! Why not have a meet and greet with Paige to have your books signed and pick up her newest release from our on site bookseller.
Don’t miss your chance with Paige before she goes back to the UK!

Goodreads Choice Awards 2018 Winners

The winners of the 10th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, as decided by readers, have been announced! To celebrate their 10th year Goodreads created a new award – Best of the Best. Readers chose The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas as the best book of their 10 years worth of winners (from 200 books!). Did your favourite book win this year? To reserve any of the winners just click on the title below – happy reading.

Best Fiction – Still Me by Jojo Moyes
Best Mystery & Thriller – The Outsider by Stephen King
Best Historical Fiction – The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Best Fantasy – Circe by Madeline Miller
Best of the BestThe Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Best Romance – The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
Best Science Fiction – Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
Best Horror – Elevation by Stephen King
Best Humour – The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Maddish
Best Nonfiction – I’ll be gone in the dark by Michelle McNamara
Best Memoir & Autobiography – Educated by Tara Westover
Best History & Biography – The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King
Best Science & Technology – The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte
Best Food & Cookbooks – Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen
Best Graphic Novels & Comics – Herding Cats by Sarah Andersen
Best Poetry – The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace
Best Debut Author – Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Best Young Adult Fiction – Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Best Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction – Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Best Middle Grade & Children’s – The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan
Best Picture Book – I am Enough by Grace Byers

 

Librarians Choice – November 2018

Check out the Top 10 Reads for November 2018, as chosen by library staff around Australia. A little something for everyone including the sequel Wundersmith (Librarians’ Choice Favorite of the month), to the best selling children’s book Nevermoor: the trials of Morrigan Crow. To reserve a copy, just click on the title that catches your attention.

Mutiny on the Bounty by Peter Fitzsimons
Three Secret Cities by Matthew Reilly
The Fragments by Toni Jordan
The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra
The Pearl Thief by Fiona McIntosh
Two Old Men Dying by Tom Keneally
Suitcase of Dreams by Tania Blanchard
Where The River Runs by Fleur McDonald
Preservation by Jock Serong