Most Popular Reads in the Library Last Month

The following titles are the most borrowed titles in City of Parramatta Libraries last month. You’d be surprised by its diversity, well probably not that surprised.

I’ve made some comments after each title just to let you know that reading is always fun and interesting.

Enjoy reading!

Edit by Yan

Non fiction

Word 2013 in easy steps by Scott Basham – Way to go guys, keep your brain active.

The barefoot investor: the only money guide you’ll ever need by Scott Pape – Money matters!

The urban farmer by Justin Calverley – Raise something other than kids J

The little book of hygge: Danish secrets to happy living by Meik Wiking – Hygge (pronounce Hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort.

The life-changing magic of tidying up: The Japanese art of decluttering and organizing by Marie Kondo – If only you don’t know how to… ha ha ha…

The CSIRO low-carb diet by Grant Brinkworth – there must be some scientific evidence in this.

Lion by Saroo Brierley – It is a long way home for an adopted child

Coping with an anxious or depressed child: a guide for parents and carers by Sam Cartwright-Hatton – worried about your child? Read this!

After by Nikki Gemmell – shock and devastation after her Mother’s body was found…

Unmasked by Turia Pitt – courage and endurance, good on you, Turia!

Top 10 of everything 2017 by Paul Terry – wonders for a curious mind!

The spider and the fly: a reporter, a serial killer and a journey into murder by Claudia Rowe – a terrifying serial killer, the last thing you want to know…

The power of habit: why we do what we do and how to change by Charles Duhigg – really, can we change in to someone else?

Salads & vegetables by Karen Martini – definitely need to eat both!

Oxford wordpower dictionary by Victoria Bull – everyone can learn English, it’s hard but it certainly worth the learning!

Miss Muriel Matters by Robert Wainwright – Standing high, in fact, high in the sky. All women in UK and Australia, should thank activists, like her, especially when we go to polling booth.

Live what you love by Naomi Simson – a successful story by a woman in the technology field, something for a change!

Instant memory training for success: practical techniques for a sharper mind by Chester Santos – we all need to do this, otherwise…?

I quit sugar : your complete 8-week detox program and cookbook by Sarah Wilson – Yep, we eat so much sugar and it’s not sweet anymore…

Guinness world records 2016 : blockbusters! By Craig Glenday – so much records, so much human ability that you never probably think of…


Honestly I’d think we could have more diversity. But that’ll depend on you, our library readers! This is a list of most popular titles and it seems you can’t have enough crime.

Cold earth by Ann Cleeves – if you love a taste of crime then you have to love this. A Dagger Diamond winner, here is one of Cleeves’ Shetland series titles.

Night school by Lee Child – Jack Reacher, you’ve done it again. 21th titles in this series.

A high mortality of doves by Kate Ellis – another crime, but this time we go back a century ago…

The wrong side of goodbye by Michael Connelly – from Connelly, nothing will go wrong, will it…?

The hidden hours by Sara Foster – unnerve everyone or just imagination?

Island of glass by Nora Roberts – enough crime, now we go to travel the universe, with stars…

The husband’s secret by Liane Moriarty – a secret, usually lands you in a trouble, believe it or not…

Truly madly guilty by Liane Moriarty – she’s a hot property, for a long while, I mean the author, Liane Moriarty.

Rogue lawyer by John Grisham – you never know where a lawyer can direct you to, especially a rogue one…

Humans, bow down by James Patterson – don’t know where humans are heading to, honestly, this is worrying…

Big little lies by Liane Moriarty – lies accumulating and eventually it ends badly…

Between sisters by Kristin Hannah – human relationship is awfully the most difficult thing in life because when it goes sore, nothing is right…

Alert by James Patterson – I’m bit over Patterson but so many of you love reading his books. So what else can I do?

Win, lose or draw by Peter Corris – as an Australian author, Corris has this rare quality for a detective’s story. Hang on, is Hardy there…(whisper)

The whistler by John Grisham – whistle blow on a Judge? Are you insane?

The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See – eventually something’s not that intense. Why not try some Chinese tea…?

The reversal by Michael Connelly – oooops, murder, sorry.

The Obsidian chamber by Douglas J Preston – feeling a bit nerves by now, all these abduction, death, what else…(sigh)

The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins – this fits into a new sub genre, ‘domestic noir’. Only if you know what it is… (sigh)

The fire child by S K Tremayne – stop crime!