Some of our services are closed or have different hours over Easter, from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April.

The Warm Winter Read has begun! It’s time to choose that perfect book you can’t wait to curl up with every day. Still searching for that special story that makes you look forward to your daily reading time? Why not start with one of these fantastic books from our Warm Winter Read ambassadors? Select from the titles below or pick up a bookmark in the library. 

Visit our Warm Winter Read page to participate, or find out more information. 

Warm Winter Read recommendations 

Warm Winter Read Ambassadors are high profile Victorian authors, try one of their favourite reads this winter.

To reserve a book, click the title and use your membership number and PIN to place a reservation. You can find out more about reserving books on our Reserve and request page. Titles with an asterisk (*) are also available from our eBook collection, which you can find out how to use on our eBooks and audiobooks page.

Toni Jordan recommends

No hard feelings: hungover, underpaid and overwhelmed* by Genevieve Novak

A million things* by Emily Spurr

The Nancys* by R.W.R. McDonald

Other houses* by Paddy O'Reilly

Dinner with the Schnabels* by Toni Jordan

Jock Serong recommends

Those who perish* by Emma Viskic

The orchard murders* by Robert Gott

The islands* by Emily Brugman

Grimmish by Michael Winkler

The burning island* by Jock Serong 

Claire G. Coleman recommends

Son of sin* by Omar Sakr

How decent folk behave* by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Unlimited futures: speculative, visionary Blak and Black fiction* ed. Rafeif Ismail and Ellen Van Neerven
Dropbear by Evelyn Araluen

Lies, damned lies: a personal exploration of the impact of colonisation* by Claire G. Coleman

Maxine Beneba Clarke recommends

Lies, damned lies: a personal exploration of the impact of colonisation* by Claire G. Coleman

Trigger warning by Maria Takolander

One hundred days* by Alice Pung

Sadvertising* by Ennis Ćehić

How decent folk behave* by Maxine Beneba Clarke

Rebecca Lim recommends

The mother wound by Amani Haydar

Resurrection Bay* by Emma Viskic

Day Boy* by Trent Jamieson

The three-body problem* by Cixin Liu

Mercy* by Rebecca Lim

Jane Harper recommends

The younger wife* by Sally Hepworth

Where the truth lies by Karina Kilmore

The mother fault* by Kate Mildenhall

Everyone in my family has killed someone* by Benjamin Stevenson

The survivors* by Jane Harper

Helen Garner recommends

A couple of things before the end* by Sean O'Beirne

After story* by Larissa Behrendt

Teacher: one woman's struggle to keep the heart in teaching* by Gabbie Stroud

How to end a story* by Helen Garner

More recommended reading

Want more reading suggestions? You can always speak to our library staff, who will help you find new authors based on your preferences. Come into the library or call us to find your next favourite read.

You can also visit our Booklists page for more reading recommendations, or our Book Groups page for everything you need for book groups.