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).

Top 10 Loans Parramatta Libraries 2018

2018 was a very busy year for the City of Parramatta Libraries with over 1 million loans across all our branches! We have selected the top 10 loans for adult non fiction, adult fiction, young adult fiction and junior fiction from our libraries. Have you read them all yet?

Adult Non Fiction

 The barefoot investor – Scott Pape
The subtle art of not giving a f*ck – Mark Manson
Inglorious empire – Shashi Tharoor
The 7 habits of highly effective people – Stephen R. Covey
Sapiens: a brief history of humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
The life-changing magic of tidying up – Marie Kondo
12 rules for life: an antidote for chaos – Jordan B. Peterson
The secret – Rhonda Byrne
The happiest refugee – Anh Do
When breath becomes air – Paul Kalanithi

Adult Fiction

 Two kinds of truth – Michael Connelly
Origin – Dan Brown
The Midnight Line – Lee Child
Force of nature – Jane Harper
Night School – Lee Child
The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
The Dry – Jane Harper
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman
Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
The Rooster Bar – John Grisham

Young Adult Fiction

Turtles all the way down – John Green
Fantastic beasts and where to find them: the original screenplay – J.K. Rowling
The tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead – Rick Riordan
Throne of glass – Sarah J. Maas
Catching fire – Suzanne Collins
Queen of shadows – Sarah J. Maas
The hunger games – Suzanne Collins
The hate u give – Angie Thomas
Crown of midnight – Sarah J. Maas

Junior Fiction

Crazy weird! – Anh Do
Super good skills (almost…) – Liz Pichon
A tiny bit lucky – Liz Pichon
Captain Underpants and the revolting revenge of the radioactive robo-boxers – Dav Pikey
DogZombies rule (for now) – Liz Pichon
Extra special treats ( … not) – Liz Pichon
Old School – Jeff Kinney
The cheese experiment – Geronimo Stilton
A suitcase full of ghosts – Geronimo Stilton
Excellent excuses (and other good stuff) – Liz Pichon

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