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.

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.

  • Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens
    by rrlreads on January 12, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Where the Crawdads Sing is the story of Kya, grown up alone and wild in the marshes of North Carolina. Told in two time periods, there is the story of Kya’s youth; harsh realities as well as kindness and care,… Continue reading →

  • Taking Tom Murray Home by Tim Slee
    by rrlreads on January 12, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    A dairy farmer burns his house down instead of letting the bank have it and unfortunately dies while doing it. What follows is an offbeat story of a funeral procession from the rural town to Melbourne. Is it a funeral… Continue reading →

  • Challenge accepted! by Celeste Barber
    by rrlreads on January 12, 2020 at 10:08 pm

    I very much enjoy Celeste Barber’s Instagram posts. They highlight the ridiculousness of celebrity images, and make us feel good about ourselves. This book is a memoir, about her youth, her career, her friends and family, and it is also… Continue reading →

  • An almost perfect Christmas by Nina Stibbe
    by rrlreads on January 5, 2020 at 10:45 pm

    I adored Love, Nina, and this is more of the same, only Christmassy. There are autobiographical parts, telling of her aversion to cooking turkeys, the best Christmas music, or how to shop, as well as a few short stories, that… Continue reading →

  • Bridge of clay by Markus Zusak
    by rrlreads on January 5, 2020 at 10:38 pm

    Bridge of Clay is the story of five brothers, grieving for their mother and finding a way to keep going. It isn’t told in a linear fashion, and there are many elements with a very slow reveal. It’s about the… Continue reading →