Parramatta Library was very proud to host best selling author Paige Toon at Parramatta Town Hall on Tuesday 30th April. Paige was in Sydney to promote her new book If You Could Go Anywhere and have a chat with one of our wonderful librarians all whilst enjoying a sumptuous high tea. A lot of fun was had by all and many books sold – we were very grateful to Penguin Random House for giving us the opportunity to host an author talk with Paige who was a dynamic and engaging speaker. Her many fans brought or bought books for her to sign and commented how much they enjoyed the event and meeting one of their favourite authors. Paige was happy to answer our favourite question – Why do you love libraries?
This will be the final Librarians’ Choice Top 10 picks – the service is ceasing with this months release. Never fear though the City of Parramatta Libraries staff will still be releasing their recommendations, reviews and lists of must read books. So without further ado the final books as voted for by Library Staff around Australia.
- The Place on Dalhousie – Melina Marchetta (Librarians’ Choice Favorite)
- Gravity is the Thing – Jaclyn Moriarty
- Eight Lives – Susan Hurley
- The True Story of Maddie Bright – Mary-Rose MacColl
- River of Salt – Dave Warner
- The Sparkle Pages – Meg Bignell
- Australia Day – Stan Grant
- Under the Midnight Sky – Anna Romer
- Growing Up African in Australia – Maxine Beneba Clarke
- The Artist’s Portrait – Julie Keys
What’s New at City of Parramatta Libraries – “ Crime, thrillers and Noir Fiction” – take a look at our most popular genre.
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).
The top 10 new reads as chosen by Library Staff around Australia for February 2019 are a mixed bag of adult fiction from various genres – something for everyone. Why not reserve one now!
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne -Librarians’ Choice Favourite
Darcy is a bartender who never keeps an address – or a boyfriend – for long. She’s secretly in love with her brother’s best friend Tom. Tom is a sweet, shy, solid-gold human with abs that remind Darcy of squares of chocolate.They are stuck together while they renovate a house for sale, and for the first time ever Darcy can’t run away.
Sparks are flying, but will Tom choose Darcy over his loyalty to her brother and can Darcy convince herself that she deserves someone like Tom?
The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers
Into The Fire by Sonia Orchard
Small Blessings by Emily Brewin
The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth
The House Of Second Chances by Esther Campion
After The Party by Cassie Hamer
Fusion by Kate Richards
Heart Of The Grass by Molly Murn
Home Fires by Fiona Lowe