Season’s Greetings & Happy Reading

Season’s greetings from all staff at Parramatta City Library!

It’s almost to the grand conclusion of our National Year of Reading. To keep the reading alive we’re asking your favourite reads.

The following list is from the SMH by Linda Morris as she asks 6 authors for their favourite escapist reads which they return again and again:

Maxine McKew, the author of ‘Tales from the political trenches’, who’s favourites are

The great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

Middlemarch by George Eliot

Edith Campbell Berry trilogy by Frank Moorhouse

Robert Drewe, the author of ‘Montebello’, who’s favourites are:

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

The island of Dr Moreau by H.G. Well

Benjamin Law, the author of Gaysia, who’s favourites are:

Revolutionary road by Richard Yate

The corrections by Jonathan Franzen

On beauty by Zadie Smith

1984 by George Orwell

A storm of swords by George R. R. Martin

Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, pray, love, who’s favourites are:

Great expectations, David copperfiled and Bleak house by Charles Dickens

Gideon Haigh, the author of  On Warne, who’s favourites are:

On the beach by Nevil Shute

Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis

In search of Churchill by Martin Gilbert

Kate Morton, the author of The secret keeper, who’s favourites are:

The secret garden by Fance Hodgson Burnett

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens

Remains of the day by Kaszuo Ishiguro

Atonement by Ian McEwan

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

What’s your favourite? Write to us and let us share your joy of reading.