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Book News & Reviews

:hatever your taste, your library has a book for you. On this page are websites you can explore and recommendations that will help you get more from your reading. Why not start with our Reading for Pleasure brochure? 


Runarounds are very popular books that come in and out quickly - can be borrowed for 7 days only with no renewals. 

We also have a selection of the most popular books for Juniors and Young Adults called Young Runarounds.

Prize Winning Books

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  • Good Reading is an Australian resource with information on "Everything about books". Including independent book reviews, articles, author profiles, short stories, book trivia and more. Visit the online tutorial with help on how to get stated.


  • Australian Book Review (ABR) is Australia's oldest and premier literary review which publishes reviews, essays, commentaries and creative writing highlighting the full range from around Australia. Please note that this database is only available within Mona Vale Library. 

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Not sure what to read next?

  • Who Else writes like...? A reader's guide to fiction authors. This site is designed to help anyone to expand the number of writers they read. It is designed to answer the perennial question "I've read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?".
  • Who Next...? In the library  Not in the library     A guide to children's Authors. When children ask: “Who can I read next?” or “Who writes like my favourite author?”, the answers are here in Who Next…? Writers of children’s fiction are listed with suggestions of other authors who write in a similar way, together with key book and series titles. Please select the correct link below to use this database:        
  • If you liked - Hennepin County Library has put online "a handy reference guide to authors and genres." Users may browse all the subject categories, which range from Christian Fiction to techno-thrillers and horror. Search the databse by author or theme, or view the links to other resources from Hennepin County Library. A wonderful readers' advisory resource for librarians and book lovers alike!

Not sure what you're looking for?

  • Whichbook gives the opportunity to make choices such as plot shape, type of main character, country the book is set in. This website starts from the reader and enables each individual to build the elements of the 'good read' they are looking for but don't quite know how to define.