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Library Love

February 14 is not Valentines day it's Library Lovers' Day! Show your library some love with these books loved by Librarians and borrowers alike. 

The Indyreads Summer Book Club ends Thursday 15 February. There is still time to read Funny Ethnics or join online for an author talk with Shirley Le. 

Click on the links below each book title to reserve via the Library Catalogue, or find eBooks and eAudiobooks.


Indyreads Summer Book Club
​The indyreads Summer Book Club will run from 1 December to 15 Februrary 2024. Read along with thousands across the state this year's book Funny Ethnics by Shirley Le. Funny Ethnics is a humourous coming-of-age story set in the sprawling suburbs of Western Sydney. Published by Affirm Press, Funny Ethnics blends hilarity and heartbreak into a visceral story of life on the fringes. 

Join author Shirley Le in conversation with Sarah Ayoub, freelance journalist, author, and board member of the Australian Society of Authors for a lively conversation about the book. Thursday 15 February, 6.30-7.30pm.
To register for the event click here.

Funny Ethnics by Shirley Le
​eBook available here Indyreads audiobooks
Funny Ethnics by Shirley Le
​eAudiobook available here Libby audiobooks


Books loved by Librarians


Better the blood
by Michael Bennett
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​Becoming
by Michelle Obama
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​Flesh wounds
by Richard Glover
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​Daisy Jones and the six
by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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​Circe
By Madeline Miller
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Nick and Charlie
by Alice Oseman
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​It happened one summer
by Tessa Bailey
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All the ​light we cannot see
by Anthony Doerr
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House rules
by Jodi Picoult

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​The adventures of Amina
Al-Sirafi
by Shannon Chakraborty
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​Too much lip
by Melissa Lucashenko

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​Magician
by Raymond E. Feist

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​Defending Elysium
By Brandon Sanderson
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The Frenchman
by Jack Beaumont
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​The bookbinder of Jericho
by Pip Williams
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The five
by Hallie Rubenhold
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Red, white and royal blue
by Casey McQuiston
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​The boy from the mish
by Garry Lonesborough
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​Sure I'll join your cult
by Maria Bamford
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​The inner life of animals
by Peter Wohlleben
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​The happiest refugee
By Anh Do
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Traitor's gate
by Michael Ridpath
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​1979
by Val McDermid
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The drowning
by Bryan Brown
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Books loved by library borrowers


Too migrant too Muslim
too loud
by Mehreen Faruqi

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​Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley


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​The queen is dead
by Stan Grant


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​The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society
by Mary Ann Shaffer and 
Annie Barrows
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​The one hundred year old man who climbed out the window and disappeared
by Jonas Jonasson
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Thursday murder club
by Richard Osman


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​I'm glad my mom died
by Jennette McCurdy


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Spare
by Prince Harry


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The duke and I
by Julia Quinn
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​Did I ever tell you this?
by Sam Neill
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​Atomic Habits
by James Clear
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​Yellowface
by Rebecca F. Kuang
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Homecoming
By Kate Morton

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Lessons in Chemistry
by Bonnie Garmus

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​Farewell to the little coffee shop in Kabul
by Deborah Rodriquez
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Fourth wing
by Rebecca Yarros

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