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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.


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.




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

  • The naturalist’s daughter by Tea Cooper
    by rrlreads on March 20, 2018 at 2:27 am

    Stories of early Australia are a favourite of mine and this story I thoroughly enjoyed, so much that I read it over a weekend. Add strong female characters, good historical detail in dual story lines and you have a good… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The hate you give by Angie Thomas
    by rrlreads on March 20, 2018 at 2:23 am

    The Hate U Give is a really powerful book about the value of every life. One night, two black teenagers in the US, are pulled over by police, and one of them is shot dead. Even from the other side… Continue reading &rarr […]

  • The shepherd’s life by James Rebanks
    by rrlreads on March 20, 2018 at 2:19 am

    I love a story of belonging, and that’s what this is; one man’s sense of his family’s place in the world. It’s extremely local – shepherds in the Lake District – but very relatable. We go through the seasons on… Continue reading &rarr […]