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).

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

 

All About Books – Spring 2018

Welcome to the latest edition, Spring 2018, of our reading suggestions guide – All About Books. It is full of reading ideas for all ages with a selection of the most interesting and exciting reads to be published over the next 3 months. Pick up your FREE copy in one of our City of Parramatta Libraries or click on the cover to download now. We hope you enjoy our selections and happy reading!

Top 10 Librarians Choice – August 2018

Another wonderful selection of newly published books for August, as chosen by Library staff around Australia. A mixture of fantasy, fiction, true crime, a memoir an more. Why not finish off Winter by reading one this month?

Jane Doe And The Cradle Of All Worlds – Jeremy Lachlan
Librarians’ Choice Favourite

The spooky atmosphere of Stranger Things meets Northern Lights in this dark and magical fantasy adventure. Fifteen years ago, Jane Doe and her father arrived on the steps of the Manor, the entrance to a dangerous labyrinth connecting the island of Bluehaven to many other worlds. That was the same night the earthquakes started.

Jane and her silent, troubled father John have been feared and despised ever since. When the strongest quake yet strikes and John disappears back into the Manor, Jane embarks on a perilous adventure to find her father and save her world from destruction.

Scrublands –  Chris Hammer
The Biographer’s Lover – Ruby J. Murray
A Superior Spectre – Angela Meyer
The Botanist’s Daughter – Kayte Nunn
Trace – Rachel Brown
The Ones You Trust – Caroline Overington
I Had Such Friends – Meg Gatland-Veness
Dressing The Dearloves – Kelly Doust
Always Another Country: A Memoir Of Exile And Home – Sisonke Msimang