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Love reading?

At Central West Libraries we love authors, books and reading and know you do too. Here are some resources to add to your reading pleasure:

Good Reading Hub for Book Lovers is an Australian resource with information on “Everything About Books” including thousands of easy-to-read independent book reviews and lots of interesting Australian and international articles, author profiles, stories on writers’ houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more. As a Library member you can also read the digital edition of Good Reading Magazine online and Good Reading for Young Adults and Good Reading for Kids.

 

 

 

Who Else Writes Like – try out this guide find more authors you may enjoy!

 

 

 

Who Next….? Helps you choose similar books and authors that Children would enjoy. It helps to answer the questions “what do I read next?” or “who else writes like my favourite author?”  As well as searching by authors, you may select an age group from 7 to 14+ years, pick a theme or genre and see a range of children’s book award winning titles. While the emphasis is on UK writers, there are plenty of Australian and international authors included in the suggestions.

 

Book Clubs

Pageturners Book Club at Orange City Library

Each month we discover different authors, topical themes and thought- provoking reads. The group usually meets at Orange City Library (ground floor) on the second Wednesday of the month at two sessions 12.30pm to 1.30pm; and 5.30pm to 7 pm. Current meetings are limited to 12 participants. Please RSVP online at eventbrite.com or call 6393 8132. We also welcome reading suggestions. The next meetings will be:

  • Pageturners meet Wednesday 13 March at 12.30pm to discuss the bestselling novel Yellowface by Rebecca Kuang and 5.30pm to talk about Anam by Andre Dao.
  • The April meetings are on Wednesday 10th April with the Daytime meeting to discuss Anam by Andre Dao and the evening meeting to chat about Yellowface by Rebecca Kuang
  • Discussion groups meet in May on Wednesday 8th to discuss Australian crime stories
  • Pageturners meet on Wednesday 12th June to continue the discussion on Australian crime stories.
  • The July meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 July to talk international prize-winning authors.

***The Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist is announced in May. Try and guess who will win Australia’s premier literary prize!***

During 2023 Pageturners read:

  • The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O’Farrell
  • The Seven Moons of Maalia Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka
  • Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi
  • Cold Enough For Snow by Jessica Au
  • 2023 Miles Franklin Longlist – Winner Shankari Chandran for Chai Time at Cinnamon Gardens
  • Biography (your choice)
  • Wifedom by Anna Funder
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • All The Broken Places by John Boyne
  • The Bookbinder of Jericho by Pip Williams

inklings – a book club for kids @Orange City Library

We also have book clubs at Orange Library that cater to our younger readers, who meet up every month. Are you a bookworm? Just can’t put a good story down? Do you tell anyone and everyone about your latest great read? Our kids Book Club, inklings, is for you. Read the suggested book, or pick any book up from the library, and read it ahead of our meeting. Maybe you loved it, maybe not! Your opinion matters and we want to hear it. Activities, discussion and afternoon tea await you at our gathering, where you can borrow the next book and meet other keen readers. Inklings – for 7-12 year-olds. Days and dates to be confirmed – usually meet each month 4pm – 5.30pm.

Discover the Book Club Collection

Do you belong to a book club?  Are you looking for your next read?  Central West Libraries has sets of multiple copies of the same book ready for your group to borrow. Please ask us for assistance when searching for Book Club collections. You can view the books online or in Orange City Library on the Book Collection shelves located in Adult Fiction. Happy browsing.