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Goldfields Libraries Favourite Reads for 2016

Wednesday 25 January 2017

The Goldfields Libraries top reads of 2016 are now official!

Make Me by Lee Child
Part of the Jack Reacher thriller series
Young Adult Fiction
Lone Wolf by Robert Muchamore
Part of the Aramov series, a continuation of the Cherub series by the same author
Junior Fiction
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts 1 and 2) by JK Rowling
Part of the Harry Potter series
Adult Non Fiction
Reckoning: A Memoir by Magda Szubanski        
The Lady in the Van starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings

A full list of the top ten in each category can be found at:

“It is great to see such a wide variety of authors and genres in our top reads lists for 2016, and to see that print and digital are co-existing very comfortably,” said Pam Sheean, Goldfields Library Corporation Collections Manager.

“The popularity and influence of social media and the web means patrons are much more across what is being published and when,” said Ms Sheean.

“The ease of sharing reading suggestions online, trading book lists and contributing to discussions has breathed new life into books and reading. By following popular blogs and reading sites, new gems can be discovered, reviews devoured, thoughts shared and opinions challenged,” said Ms Sheean.

Notably, British titles were popular amongst Goldfields Libraries patrons, with all but one category topped by British authors and film makers. Coincidentally Magda Szubanski, who penned Reckoning: A Memoir, was born in Britain before immigrating to Australia as a child.

Thousands of titles are available in the Goldfields Libraries eLibrary, which gives members free access to a range of eBooks, audio books, online training, children’s stories and activities, language learning, music, films, family history resources and more.

Visit the Goldfields Libraries website to search the catalogue and access the eLibrary: