Adults


Find below a list of resources we have compiled to help you find your next great read.

Podcast

What’s Next? is the Riverina Regional Library’s podcast for book lovers.  Amy Heap will be your personal librarian, helping you to 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.

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.

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.

  • Feel free by Zadie Smith
    by rrlreads on April 19, 2021 at 12:17 am

    This collection of essays begins with one about libraries, a very good start indeed. I love Zadie Smith’s fiction, and very much enjoyed many of the essays, especially those about books I have read, or places I have been or… Continue reading →

  • The bone sparrow by Zana Fraillon
    by rrlreads on April 19, 2021 at 12:13 am

    A moving story filled with sorrow and hope. Subhi was born in a detention centre – it is the only world he knows and it is not a pretty world. Then one night Jimmie appears from Outside and it changes… Continue reading →

  • All our shimmering skies by Trent Dalton
    by rrlreads on April 19, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Set in Darwin in 1942, All Our Shimmering Skies is about Molly Hook, a motherless girl, daughter of a gravedigger, looking to the skies for hope. When Japanese bombs begin to fall, she sets off on a quest in the… Continue reading →

  • The funny thing about Norman Foreman by Julietta Henderson
    by rrlreads on April 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Four and a half stars for this bittersweet, funny, and heart-warming book. Twelve year-old Norman Foreman lives in Cornwall with his mum, and his best friend, Jax, has just died. Norman and Jax were a comedy duo with plans to… Continue reading →

  • People of abandoned character
    by rrlreads on April 12, 2021 at 12:20 am

    This story is woven through the Jack the Ripper stories. Susannah marries a doctor without much thought and it quickly dissolves into disaster. The storyline was interesting but I did not connect with Susannah and her rambling thoughts. In parts… Continue reading →