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Winter Reading Challenge

Are you planning to make the most of cooler days and snuggly evenings to work your way through some great new reads? Whether you’re aiming to catch up on the latest releases, read more by your current favourite author, or try out new writers and genres, why not add some fun by doing it all as part of our Winter Reading Challenge?

Visit our Readers page for all the details, as well as useful tips to enhance your reading and library membership! 

Discover our top picks!

Our library team curates the latest and greatest reads to inspire your choices.

This month’s trending reads are:

  • Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty - A family mystery unfolds as Joy Delaney disappears, leaving her children questioning everything. Now a Peacock TV series.
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - Jason wakes up to a life he doesn’t recognize, blurring realities. Now a TV series on Apple TV.
  • Shogun by James Clavell - Follow Pilot Major John Blackthorne's journey in feudal Japan. Now a TV series on Disney+.

In hot demand right now by our library customers:

Also see our What’s hot titles handpicked by our librarians, on our homepage.

Want more? Check out the hottest reads from Libby and BorrowBox.

What's new

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Check out Overdrive’s Instant reads collection for new and popular titles that are ready to download right now with no holds. With titles from popular authors such as Kerry Greenwood, Craig Silvey, Sarah J. Maas, Chris Hammer and more, you're sure to find something to read today.

Looking for something to borrow but not quite sure what? Our new and recommended lists take you straight to the items, where you can browse what's available and request or download items! Our lists of new items are updated regularly.

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Genre reads

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Find your genre

Discover an author in your favourite genre or try something new. From epic sagas to thriller and suspense we have you covered.

Drop into your local library for a bookmark!


Each bookmark features 20 authors and a box next to each name so you can check them off as you read.

You will also find a QR code for another extensive list of authors in that genre. Or while you are here, click a genre below for great reading recommendations.

Australian rural romance

Lust in the dust. Tales of love and fortune lost and found in rural regions and the great Aussie outback.

Award winning fiction

The finest in fiction. Outstanding authors who have celebrated a literary prize or two.

Cosy mysteries

Often in a small community, these whodunnits are crime without the gore.

Domestic noir

Suburban crime. Drama unfolds in the place most people feel safest – the family home.

Epic sagas

Follow generations of families through drama, love and tumultuous times.

Fresh & flirty

Light-hearted modern romance for the perfect escape. A great beach read.

Historical fiction

Set in historical places and times, these stories relocate you to a world gone by.


Laugh out loud, feel good and smile as you follow crazy adventures and fun stories.

Nordic noir

Focused detectives solving crimes in challenging and often freezing settings.


Magic, fantasy, escapism and the epic hero story. Journey into the impossible yet believable.

Paranormal romance

Love of another kind with steamy shapeshifters and loveable monsters.


Romantic comedies that leave you feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside


Stranger than fiction stories set in space, parallel universes and beyond.

Swoonworthy romance

Guaranteed to give you heart-eyes and fill you with positive emotions.

Time travel

Travel without a passport. So many worlds, so many endless possibilities.

Thriller & suspense

Edge of your seat suspense with plenty of twists and turns along the way.

Uplifting reads

Feel good, life affirming stories that warm the heart and feed the soul.

Urban fantasy

Magic set in the world we know. Supernatural meets reality.