Adults


A list of resources we have compiled to help you find your next great read.

Book Lists

We have created lists of reading suggestions, choose from Chilly reads, Reading laughing, Aussie women, War reads and many more. We also highlight new arrivals every month.

Sometimes getting lost in the pages of a good book can be just the cure you need for a broken heart, a stressful day at work or frazzled nerves. These Reading for Wellbeing booklists may help.

Request a Reading List

Fill out the form and get a personalised list of reading suggestions. See what other people have requested.

Award winners

A list with links to the major literary prizes in Australia and around the world.

Websites

To help you find your next read you may like to check out Australian Women’s Writers, Better Reading or Novelist or check out our book review blog rrlreads.

Book Club

Our Book Club program contains around 250 kits. You may like to view the list of kits or form your own club.

For Teens and Kids

Hints for teens to find their next read.

Teens are welcome to join Book Club.

Hints for kids to find their next read.

Kids can also form their own Junior Book Club. You will find heaps of readings lists to suit all ages that have been created by our Children’s and Youth Librarian.

 

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rrlreads

Welcome to rrlreads a blog of reviews by library staff. Discover what we are reading and watching.

  • Searching for Grace Kelly by M.G. Callahan
    by rrlreads on December 14, 2017 at 1:07 am

    The story opens with a young lady taking the stairs to the roof of a hotel. We then meet three very different women lodging at the Barbizon, a women-only hotel in New York. We get a glimpse into their lives… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The improbability of love by Hannah Rothschild
    by rrlreads on December 14, 2017 at 12:57 am

    The Improbability of Love is the story of an 18th Century French painting, which turns up in a junk shop, and sets an awful lot of drama in motion. It’s a fast-paced mystery/thriller with elements of chick lit and satire.… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
    by rrlreads on December 11, 2017 at 5:39 am

    I really love this book! In order to tell his story, Cal Stephanides needs to go back and start with his grandparents. What follows is the epic story of a Greek family, beginning with an escape from burning Smyrna to… Continue reading &rarr […]