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Connecting with Books

Are you wondering what to read next?

We are here to assist readers in finding the right book by providing resources in the format of book lists, book reviews and online eResources.

This will guide you in trying new authors, themes, genres to promote reading, literacy and library use.

Not everyone reads every genre and as readers ourselves we can provide suggestions for our patrons by providing you access to a range of resources to help you, for example, Who Else Writes Like and NoveList Plus.

Book Reviews

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve

Mortal Engines Quartet, first published between 2001-2006, includes Mortal Engines, Predator’s Gold, Infernal Devices and A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve. It tells stories about Hester Shaw and Tom Natsworthy, and later on their daughter Wren’s adventures from London, Arkangel, to Bird Road.

View the Mortal Engines Quartet e-books, audio books, narrated by Barnaby Edwards.

Find the e-books at ParraLibrary or find the e-books at BorrowBox

Author - Jo Nesbø

Norwegian author, Jo Nesbø is one of the world’s bestselling crime writers, an international number one bestseller and his books are published in 50 languages.

Find the e-books in the Online Library Catalogue or find the e-books at BorrowBox


Who Else Writes Like?

Read everything by your favourite author, and don’t know what to read next? Who Else Writes Like can answer that for you! Search by author, genre, or even character or series, to find similar books you may enjoy.

Visit Who Else Writes Like? to find out more


Who Next?

When children and teens ask: "Who can I read next?" or "Who writes like my favourite author?", the answers are here. Search by author or book, even by country, reader age or genre, to find books your child will love.

Visit Who Next? to find out more

NoveList Plus

Looking for a good book? NoveList Plus will help you find it by author, title, readership level, or even plot description.

Visit NoveList to find out more

A taste of the Classics

Our staff have selected some of the Classics, they think you will enjoy and to continue reading as an eBook from our Online Library or from other free e-book websites such as project Gutenberg.

Go to a taste of the Classics

Reader Space

Reader Space offers you resources we recommend to find good books, great authors, and interesting new series. Some of these sites can only be accessed with your library membership, while others are freely available to everyone.

Go to Reader Space to find out more

ParraReads Blog

Are you wondering what to read next? Check out City of Parramatta Libraries book lists, reviews, author events and Book Clubs. Parramatta City Library Invites you to participate, connect and learn.

Visit the ParraReads Blog

All About Books

A handpicked selection of upcoming NEW books for adults & teens. Download a copy now. Some titles will be available as e-book or e-audio whenever possible.

Find out more at All About Books

Read Together

No waiting, no holds!

You can now access Campaign Titles! What does this mean?

This means multiple readers can access the same title at the same time, meaning we can all Read Together.

By Reading Together, this would be a great way to have an “Online Book Club” with family and/or friends.

Watch this and catch up on the first list of titles from Reading Together.

Download eBooks

Happy Reading!

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