Library Lovers' Day - Show the Love

Remember the wonder you experienced when you first discovered something as a child? 

This feeling of childlike joy is the feeling that we're encouraging people to remember this Library Lovers' Day through the theme: 'Show the Love'.

We want you to discover the joy of reading.  You can start your journey at our Library Catalogue  listen to our Open Book Podcast  and here on the Read and Relax Blog.

Here's some books we love to get you started...

 

Classics and New Love Stories


Love Stories by Trent Dalton 

Trent speaks to people from all walks of life, asking them one simple and direct question: 'Can you please tell me a love story'?

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

The classic love story of Noah and Allie, also a popular movie starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Historical romance focussing on Claire who is thrown back in time, torn between her husband in 1945, and the young Scottish warrior James Fraser in 1743.

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

A secret romance develops between the son of the American President and a British prince.

Just Like you by Nick Hornby

A contemporary love story about what is means to fall for someone who is your polar opposite. 

Love stories by Trent Dalton

 

Library Staff Childhood Favourites


Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery

The classic adventures of Anne  growing up on the farm at Green Gables.

Are you there God, it's me Margaret by Judy Blume

Margaret shares her secrets and her spirituality in this iconic Young Adult novel

The Baby-sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin

One of the most successful childrens book series of all time follows a group of friends living in a suburban town who run a babysitting service.

Redwall by Brian Jacques

Fantasy novels that chronicle the adventures of the animals inhabiting Redwall Abbey and the surrounding countryside.

Animorphs (series) by Katherine Applegate

Science Fantasy which follows the lives of kids who have the power to transform themselves into any animal they touch. 

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

 

Most Loved Favourites ( see the full list at Better Reading top 100)


Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

A recent bestseller that combines a heartbreaking coming of age story with a murder mystery.

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The all time classic about a child's view of race and justice in the  American Depression-era South.

The Dry by Jane Harper

An atmospheric thriller about a shocking murder in a small town ravaged by drought.

Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

The surprising and hair-raising story of Eli Bell’s childhood in the outer Brisbane suburbs in the 1980s has become an Aussie classic.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

The classic novel of 19th Century manners and relationships centering on the Bennet sisters.


Robyn

Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens
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