Did you know September is Library Health Month? Why not check out our amazing range of events and resources to help you Spring into Health! To get you started we have compiled a list of eBook and eAudio titles to inspire a Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit, Home & Garden by improving your lifestyle and welbeing. Happy Reading!
Welcome to our monthly reading wrap-up fellow readers!
Books, books & more books.
Finding ourselves still in lockdown here in Sydney being able to enjoy the odd book or two is one thing we look forward to in our downtime. Enjoying every opportunity to share what we are reading our City of Parramatta reading community is one of our highlights.
With our reading theme for August being, ‘Big, Bang Books’, I decided to re-read ‘And the mountains echoed’ by Khaled Hosseini. While ‘And the mountains echoed’ isn’t my favourite Khaled Hosseini book, it was still a beautiful, emotional read that stayed with me for days after I finished the book. The next time I’m looking to have my heart squeezed, I think I might re-read, ‘The kite runner’ & ‘A thousand splendid suns’.
‘Banned Books’ is our reading theme for September and one that offers up a great chance to pick up one of those classics you have been considering for years. We have highlighted some titles you might like to explore for your reading or listening pleasure.
For those of you who are more interested in exploring what we have been reading, you will find a list below.
Whatever book you choose to read over the next month or so, we hope you enjoy it.
Some of the fabulous books we’ve been reading
Still life by Sarah Winman – eBook
Leave me alone: A memoir of me, myself and Trish by Christian Hall – eBook
The truth & Addy Loest by Kim Kelly – eAudiobook
One hundred days by Alice Pung – eBook
Your second life begins when you realize you only have one by Raphaelle Giordano
So much life left over by Louis de Berniere – eAudiobook
All the titles listed were at some point banned in Countries around the world or people were asking for them to be banned. How many have your read?Continue reading
Did you know that this is National Science Week (14-22 August)? There are many events across Australia to help celebrate the wonder of Science and the accomplishments of scientists. Why not become a citizen scientist and help advance the understanding of our world and help our scientists? Visit National Science Week for more information.
If you want to know what is going on more locally then visit Discover Parramatta for Parramatta centric events. Although the libraries are closed that doesn’t stop you from reading one of the many science related eBooks we have available for both kids and adults from science facts to science fiction. For an easy to browse selection of titles simply click on the picture above to start borrowing one now.
Happy National Science Week!
Titles that have been hugely popular in the last ten to twenty years.
As August fast approaches, I have to admit to being completely behind in my blog posts. Will you accept that the current COVID situation has thrown things in the library world into chaos?
City of Parramatta Libraries is temporary closed and my colleagues and I are busy coming up with ideas to keep you all engaged online; all from the comfort or maybe chaos of our own homes.
As always I am finding it hard to concentrate on one book long enough to finish it and have almost given up hope that I will actually read a title related to our monthly reading themes. I am blaming the fact that I spend way too much time researching great titles to recommend that I overload on them and can’t even think about possibly reading one.
My colleague Michelle and I both failed in our attempts to actually finish ‘Wolf Hall’ by Hilary Mantel for the umpteen time, and lets not even mention July’s ‘memorable memoirs’. I am hoping to have better luck with August’s theme of ‘big bang’ books.
In saying all of that, we have managed to put our heads together and come up with our picks for books that have made a big splash over the last ten years.
If you would like to stay up-to-date with all the books we are reading, why not become our friend on Goodreads.Continue reading
Just when we thought our ‘to be read’ piles could not grow any larger, another month ticks over and a completely new lot of amazing books are released out into the world for us all to read.
It probably won’t surprise any of you that there are quite a few of us here at City of Parramatta Libraries who love to read. In fact, we love nothing better than catching up over lunch or online via our Goodreads page to discuss books, books, and more books.
After one recent discussion, we decided to share with everyone these newly released books we simply cannot wait to get our hands on.
If like us, you love books and reading and you currently find yourself at a reading crossroads, you might enjoy exploring some of our top picks for newly released fiction titles.
We have ordered copies of the below recommended new releases, so place a Hold on your pick now. Holds are free and you can now place up to ten (10) Holds and collect from any one of our Libraries.
We hope you find your next great read to share with your reading buddies.