Some of our services are closed or have different hours on the public holiday before the AFL Grand Final – Fri 29 Sept 2023

We have asked our library staff what they have loved reading so far this year and here are some of their favourites. From new releases to vintage poetry, International fiction to fascinating biographies, there are recommendations for all readers. Explore what we are reading at the library and and come along to our Chatterbooks sessions to discuss more great books!

Chatterbooks: book chats


Flames* by Robbie Arnott

Limberlost* by Robbie Arnott

The personal librarian* by Marie Benedict Victoria Christopher Murray

The Inheritance* by Gabriel Bergmoser

After story* by Larissa Berhendt

The angry women's choir by Meg Bignell

The flight attendant* by Chris Bohjalian

Horse* by Geraldine Brooks

The good wife of bath* by Karen Brooks

The house of fortune* by Jessie Burton

Fallen* by Linda Castillo

The bodyguard* by Katherine Center

The school for good mothers* by Jessamine Chan

State of terror* by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny

Anam* by Andre Dao 

The girl with the louding voice by Abi Dare

Trust* by Hernan Diaz

Bodies of light* by Jennifer Down

The easy life by Marguerite Duras

The benevolent society of ill-manned ladies* by Alison Goodman

Weyward* by Emilia Hart

Godmersham Park by Gill Hornby

Kite runner* by Khaled Hosseini

The summer book by Tove Jansson

How to kill a client* by Joanna Jenkins

Demon Copperhead* by Barbara Kingsolver

Foster* by Claire Keegan

Small things like these* by Claire Keegan

Grown ups* by Marian Keyes

Seven sisters* by Katherine Kovacic

The poppy war trilogy by R. F. Kuang

Don't you cry by Mary Kubica

The left hand of darkness by Ursula Le Guin

Pachinko* by Min Jin Lee

The curfew* by T. M. Logan

Wrong place wrong time* by Gillian McAllister

The group by Mary McCarthy

Never lie* by Feida McFadden

How to kill your family by Bella Mackie

Nina X by Ewan Morrison

The bell in the lake* by Lars Mytting

Girl in a pink dress* by Kylie Needham

Thistlefoot* by GennaRose Nethercott

The marriage portrait* by Maggie O'Farrell

Revenge by Yoko Ogawa

Tale for the time being* by Ruth Ozeki

The Dutch House* by Ann Patchett

The land of short sentences by Stine Pilgaard

The maid* by Nita Prose

Cold people* by Tom Rob Smith

Tuesday evenings with the Copeton Craft Resistance* by Kate Solly

Eye of Isis series by Dana Stabenow

Lucy by the sea* by Elizabeth Strout

The kind worth saving* by Peter Swanson

Under my skin* by Lisa Unger

The bookbinder of Jericho* by Pip Williams

Tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow* by Gabrielle Zevin


A village in the Third Reich* by Julia Boyd

The body illustrated by Bill Bryson

The girl who fell from the sky* by Emma Carey

Apollo & Thelma: a true tall tale* by Jon Faine

Helen Garner's Diaries* by Helen Garner

A pocketful of happiness* by Richard E Grant

The Anthropocene reviewed: essays on a human-centered planet* by John Green

Pandora’s jar: women in Greek myths by Natalie Haynes

The Rattle Bag: An anthology of poetry ed. Seamus Heaney and Ted Hughes

Raised by wolves* by Jess Ho

The memory code by Lynne Kelly

The Tigress of Forli: the life of Caterina Sforza by Elizabeth Lev

You are not alone: a new way to grieve by Cariad Lloyd

This much is true by Miriam Margolyes

Just one thing: how simple changes can transform your life by Dr. Michael Mosley

Did I ever tell you this? by Sam Neill

Wild things: how we learn to read and what can happen if we don't* by Sally Rippin

Tell me why: the story of my life and my music* by Archie Roach

Educated* by Tara Westover

Landlines by Raynor Winn 

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Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection. See all titles available from this collection on our eBooks and audiobooks page.

More recommended reading

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