What to read

What should I read next

Not sure what to read next? The library has resources both online and in the library to help you.

Free websites

Australian Book Review - broad, independent coverage of the latest books and ideas, subscribe to receive full content.


Fantastic fiction - bibliographies for over 25,000 authors; information on over 300,000 books. Search by author, book or series.


Good Reading magazine - Australian monthly magazine and website dedicated to books and reading, subscribe to receive full content.


Goodreads - a site for readers and book recommendations; a great way to keep track of what you have read.


LibraryThing - catalogue your own book collection online; connect with people who read the same things; find books with similar tags and see suggestions for similar books you might like.


Literature Map enter your favourite author and the site will map like authors. Great fun!


Stop, You’re Killing Me! a resource for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy, and suspense books. Lists over 5,000 authors, with chronological lists of their books (over 58,000 titles).


Whichbook.net - this UK site has an interesting and fun way of retrieving recommendations for fiction reading.

Websites available through the library’s eResources

Books and Authors logo 

Book and Authors - Gale With this comprehensive database you can search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

Literature Centre logo Literature resource centre - Gale. A comprehensive database of up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

How to search the catalogue.

The catalogue can be searched by title, author, subject, series, or publication date.  You can search through everything the library holds or limit the search to books, for example.  You can log in and reserve the item to be picked up at the branch of your choice. If we don’t have it you can request an item.

Ask a librarian

Don’t forget the library staff are here to help and will happily suggest new authors or find items in the subject area of your choice.

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