Out of the Box – August 2019

August is officially over and here at the Library we are already looking forward to our next deliveries; it is definitely a case of too many books not enough time for the month of August!

FICTION

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

Lies, Lies, Lies by Adele Parks

The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz

For the Killing of Kings by Howard Jones

Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay

Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

Wolfe Island by Lucy Treloar

Leading Men by Christopher Castellani

A Dangerous Man by Robert Crais

NON-FICTION

Walking Towards Thunder by Peter Fox

The Essential Oils Diet by Eric Zielinski

The Sydney Language by Jakelin Troy

Travel Goals: Inspiring Experiences to Transform Your Life – Lonely Planet

LARGE PRINT & TALKING BOOKS

Sound of Her Voice by Nathan Blackwell

55 by James Delargy

The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood

The Last Girls of the Bonegilla by Victoria Purman

Photos of You by Tammy Robinson

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion

Nicola’s Virtue by AnneMarie Brearkitty

Good Girl Bad Girl by Michael Robotham

The Ringmaster by Vanda Symon

Love Song by Sasha Wasley – Talking Book

The Blue Rose by Kate Forsyth – Talking Book

The Love Knot by Elizabeth Chadwick – Talking Book

One Perfect Family by Anna Jacobs – Talking Book

FOR KIDS

House of Fear by James Powell – Graphic Novel

Travel Adventure of PJ Mouse (series) by Gwyneth Jane Page

Emperor of the Universe by David Lubar

Guardians of the Planet: How to be an Eco-Hero by Clive Gifford

Pink is For Blobfish: Discovering the World’s Perfectly Pink Animals by Jess Keating

Calling All Witches by Laurie Calkhoven

YOUNG ADULT

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafar

Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner

Teeth in the Mist by Dawn Kurtagich

Black Wings Beating by Alex London

You Can Change the World: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere by Margaret Rooke

A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi

Bright Star by Erin Swan

We Are Ghosts by Vicky Skinner

The Sidekicks by Will Kostakis

Out of the Box – July 2019

We are now officially half way through the year, hard to believe isn’t it? And the Library has already added thousands of new items to its collection.

Are you aware that if the library doesn’t have a book you want to read, there are two ways for you to request it –

For new material, (items published within the last 2 years) fill out the Suggestions for Purchase Form, or ask Library staff for help. If the book is available and fits in with our collection guidelines we will purchase a copy and place hold on it for you.

For material older than 2 years, City of Parramatta Libraries offers an Inter Library Loan Service. Where for a small non-refundable fee, (each item) we will search and see if we can locate the item and borrow it from another library service. for full guidelines and to fill in the online form click HERE.

Below is a small snapshot of what arrived on the Library’s shelves in July!

TALKING BOOKS

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion

Trails in the Trails in the Dust by Joy Dettman. We also purchased the, ebook, eAudio and hard copies. Book 7 in the Woody Creek series; which fans of Australian fiction will find hard to put down in any format. The Audio versions are particularly enjoyable!

FICTION

A Bond Undone by Jin Yong

Breathless by Helen Hardt

Devi’s Lair by Sarah Barrie

The October Man by Ben Aaronovitch

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

Fabulous Lives by Bindy Pritchard

Losing the Plot by Elizabeth Coleman

Paranoid by Lisa Jackson

Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern

The Ruthless by Peter Newman

The Roadhouse by Kerry McGinnis

Whisper Network by Chandler Baker

Trails in the Dust by Joy Dettman

The Yield by Tara June Winch

YOUNG ADULT

Beauty Sleep by Kathryn Evans

The Deceiver’s Heart by Jennifer Nielsen

No Place Like Here by Christina June

The Gifted, the Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe

Out of my Mind by Sharon M Draper

Starworld by Audrey Coulthurst

Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sona Charaipotra

Teen Titans Raven by Kami Garcia (Graphic Novel)

The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair

The Virtue of Sin by Shannon Schuren

NON FICTION

The Courage to be Happy: true contentment is within your power by Ichiro Kishimi

Everyday Resilience by Michelle Mitchell

See What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill

Mandatory Murder by Steven Schubert

The Last Unknowns by John Brockman

Before I Forget by Geoffrey Blainey

Blue Sky Mind by Ian Gawler

Jumping off the Hamster Wheel by Jamie Cunningham

The Fast 800 Recipe Book by Claire Bailey

Wabi Sabi Home by Mark Bailey

Lunch Box Express by George Georgievski

FOR KIDS!

Grandma Dangerous and the Toe of Treachery by Kita Mitchell (Junior Fiction)

You Won’t Believe This by Adam Baron (Junior Fiction)

Help! I Smell a Monster by Justin Davies (Junior Fiction)

Life Cycles. Egg to Butterfly by Rachel Tonkin (Non Fiction)

Investigating Magnets by Jacqui Bailey (Non Fiction)

The World’s Worst Teachers by David Walliams ( Junior Fiction)

Kids Can Code! Fun Ways to Learn Computer Programming by Ian Garland

Out of the Box: New Arrival Highlights – June 2019

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.

ADULT NON-FICTION

Ditch by Herman Koch

Evvie Drake starts over by Linda Holmes

Frankissstein a love story by Jeanette Winterson

Lady’s guide to etiquette and murder by Dianne Freeman

Lifetime of impossible days by Tabitha Bird

Blood orange by Harriet Tyce

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert

Conviction by Denise Mina

The Ottoman Secret by Raymond Khoury

Zero sum game by S.L. Huang

A love story for bewildered girls by Emma Morgan

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

Fall or dodge in hell by Neal Stephenson

The slipping place by Joanna Baker

The lost queen by Signe Pike

The white girl by Tony Birch

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Out of the Box!: New Arrival Highlights

Each month behind the scenes at City of Parramatta Libraries staff work tirelessly to get thousands of new items onto the Library’s shelves each month! Providing library members with a wide range of titles and material to choose from.

Below is a small snapshot of just some of the items to arrive on the shelves in May 2019; including new publications and top-up titles.

Reserving your copy is easy and free, click on the book cover and have your library card and password/pin handy!

Adult Fiction

So many varied and interesting titles including thrillers, fantasy, historical fiction and more!

ADULT NON-FICTION

We have you covered with the following non-fiction titles; so many varied subjects to choose from!

FOR KIDS

A great selection of board books, picture books, junior fiction and non-fiction.

YOUNG ADULT

It does not seem to matter if I am browsing through ‘All About Books’ or checking our recent additions; I always seem to end up with too many Young Adult titles on my TBR list. I hope the following titles allow you to grow your own TBR pile!

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.