October is Mental Health Month and the City of Parramatta Libraries have created a page of resources, tips, events and contacts to help support the mental health of you and your loved ones. Why not take a look at our lists of books for all ages and reserve/borrow one today, a sample of some of the titles from the list are shown below. We even have a special downloadable booklet filled with colouring pages for the beginner and the more advanced and mental health tip posters to print at home.
Ready, Set, Read!
2021 is certainly gearing up to be a great year for books, with so many great new titles hitting the shelves in the first three months.
, at City of Parramatta Libraries, we like nothing better than helping you; our readers, discover your great read. Whether that be a new author or revisiting an old favourite, we are here to help.
Below you will find a list of our, ‘Top Six’ most borrowed fiction, young adult, junior & picture book titles for January to March.
Have fun exploring! Remember placing a hold is free and you can pick it up from any one of our Libraries.
I have also snuck in my personal, ‘Top Six’ picks for books I have read over the past three months. Just to tempt you even more.
If you love reading and enjoy sharing what you are reading with other like-minded people, then follow Parra Reads on Goodreads or add us as friend.
Announcing the winners of the 12th Annual Goodreads Choice Awards, a major book award decided by readers. Congratulations to the best books of the year! Did one of your favourites become a winner? Click on the titles below to reserve your copy now.
Best Fiction – The midnight library by Matt Haig
Best Mystery & Thriller – The guest list by Lucy Foley
Best Historical Fiction – The vanishing half by Brit Bennett
Best Fantasy – The house of Earth and blood by Sarah J. Maas
Best Romance – From blood and ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Best Science Fiction – To sleep in a sea of stars by Christopher Paolini
Best Horror – Mexican gothic by Silvia Moreno Garcia
Best Humour – Strange planet by Nathan W. Pyle
Best Non Fiction – Stamped by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Best Memoir & Autobiography – A promised land by Barack Obama
Best History & Biography – Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Best Science & Technology – A life on our planet by David Attenborough
Best Food & Cookbooks – Modern comfort food by Ina Garten
Best Graphic Novels & Comics – Heartstopper: Volume Three by Alice Oseman
Best Poetry – Dearly by Margaret Atwood
Best Debut Novel – Such a fun age by Kiley Reid
Best Young Adult Fiction – Clap when you land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Best Young Adult Fantasy – The queen of nothing by Holly Black
Best Middle Grade & Children’s – The tower of Nero by Rick Riordan
Best Picturebook – Antiracist baby by Ibram X. Kendi, Ashley Lukashevsky (Illustrations)
Calling all NSW students in Kindergarten to Year 9 and taking part in PRC!
Take part in this year’s NSW PRC from home with our collection of eBooks from the official booklists. All you need is your Library Card number and your PIN/password – hint if you have forgotten it reset it online via the Library Catalogue or contact us. Visit the website or download the app to start reading one now.
Another busy month is over and our Library’s shelves are bursting with new arrivals! In fact some titles are so popular we have had to order additional copies.
This month’s snapshot includes, audio books, DVDs, fiction, non-fiction, junior, young adult and eAudio and eBooks.
It is easy to reserve the titles you are interested in; click on the title and have your library card and password/pin ready.
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