All About Books – Winter 2019

Welcome to the latest edition of our reading suggestions guide, All About Books. As usual the guide is packed full of an amazing selection of books being published over the next 3 months in addition to the popular staff picks section. There is something for everyone no matter there reading tastes or interests.

Pick up your FREE copy of the guide at any one of our library branches or download it now for those on the go – just click on the cover above.Each cover or title in the guide has a link to our library catalogue to make reserving your copy even quicker and easier – why not reserve the book before it is event published!
Stay tuned for our inaugural kids edition of the guide which will be available soon.

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

 

Haunting Reads for Halloween

Our librarian delves into the origins of Halloween and recommends a few of her favourite haunting reads. To reserve books shown in the video for yourself click the links below:

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Poe: Stories and Poems by Gareth Hinds

Ring by Koji Suzuki

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Exorcist by William Blatty

Silence of the lambs by Thomas Harris

Rosemary’s baby by Ira Levin

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Turn of the screw by Henry James

 

Halloween Special

October is upon us and with recent rains it looks very much like the proper Halloween weather. One can debate the pros and cons of Australia increasingly adopting this heavily commercialized American holiday, but we can’t deny the occasion lends itself to enjoying a bit of mystery, thriller and horror. Visit your local branch of Parramatta libraries to enjoy a selection of recent releases, popular and classic titles in these genres.

Reserve some of our new titles in horror and mystery genres:

The best of the Best Horror of the year

The best Horror of the year vol.10

The mammoth book of Halloween stories by Stephen Jones

The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2018 ed.

Don’t Believe It by Charlie Donlea

Out of the Dark: Tales of Terror by Robert Chambers

Ghosts in the House: Tales of Terror by Benson A.C. & Benson R.H.

Slender Man by Anonymous

The Invisible Eye: Tales of Terror by Emily Erckmann & L.A. Chatrian

The tall man by Phoebe Locke