Adults


Summer Reading Club

Find below 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, Good 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.

  • Steel Magnolias
    by rrlreads on December 9, 2019 at 12:04 am

    Having read Sally Field’s autobiography earlier this year, I thought it was time to revisit the movie from which I know her best. It was a delightfully nostalgic movie. Set in the American South, in the 1980s, it is full… Continue reading →

  • Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
    by rrlreads on December 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Binti is the first of her people to be offered a place at Oomza Uni, and she decides to go against their wishes. As she travels to the uni on a faraway planet, she is faced with a life and… Continue reading →

  • Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
    by rrlreads on December 8, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is the story of a 20th-century British nurse Claire Randall who time travels to 18th-century Scotland where she falls in love and finds adventure with a gallant young scots warrior named James Fraser. Sounds… Continue reading →

  • Paradise Lodge by Nina Stibbe
    by rrlreads on December 2, 2019 at 4:24 am

    Nina Stibbe’s books, both fiction and non-fiction, are a lot of fun. Paradise Lodge is an old people’s home in an English village in the 1970s. Fifteen year old Lizzie Vogel starts to work there as she avoids school, and… Continue reading →

  • The caravan & campervan cookbook by Catherine Proctor
    by rrlreads on December 2, 2019 at 4:20 am

    Easy recipes to cook while you are out caravanning using basic ingredients and not take a long time to prepare. I like that at the beginning of each chapter it lists the equipment you will need to cook each recipe.… Continue reading →