Adults


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.

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.

  • The yield by Tara June Winch
    by rrlreads on March 29, 2020 at 10:52 pm

    August Gondiwindi returns home after ten years of wandering, when her grandfather dies. She finds her home about to taken by a mining company, and she is overwhelmed by the stories of her country. It’s a story of the horrors… Continue reading →

  • The strangers we know by Pip Drysdale
    by rrlreads on March 29, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    This was an entertaining thriller that kept the momentum going throughout the story. Told in a conversational tone by the main character Charlie (which included great asides) it grabbed me from the start and drew me into the story. It… Continue reading →

  • The best kind of beautiful by Frances Whiting
    by rrlreads on March 29, 2020 at 10:41 pm

    Florence Saint Claire is a former child star from a famous, musical family. These days, she works for a horticultural group based in a library (?!), alongside Albert Flowers, who seems to have his social life sorted, unlike Florence. It’s… Continue reading →

  • Blackberry & wild rose by Sonia Velton
    by rrlreads on March 22, 2020 at 10:37 pm

    I have mixed feelings with this historical read. The story grabbed me from the beginning, I then went to disliking Esther and her actions, to then be riveted by the trial and then not like the ending. I enjoyed the… Continue reading →

  • The last wish by Andrzej Sapkowski
    by rrlreads on March 22, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    I watched the first season of the television series, and was surprised to find many of the the episodes were based on stories in this book. It is hard to know where to start with an older series that has… Continue reading →