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Recommended Reads

Looking for your next great read? Explore these book lists assembled by library staff members for some recommendations.

Seafaring Tales
Posted: 21 April 2020

Miss the salty smell of the sea, the peace of cruising under sail, or the satisfaction of a smooth tack? By special request, Kingston Libraries have assembled a selection of seafaring titles that are available to borrow from our digital collections.

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Staff Favourite Reads for 2019
Posted: 31 December 2019

Looking for some good reads this summer? Check out some of the books Kingston Libraries' staff have been enjoying throughout 2019!

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16 Days of Activism
Posted: 25 November 2019

In support of the 16 Days of Activism campaign, Kingston Libraries has assembled a selection of recently published resources to raise awareness, prompt conversations, and initiate action to help us create safe, equal, and respectful relationships.

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Staff Favourite Reads for 2018
Posted: 29 December 2018

Looking for a good read over the summer? See what books Kingston Libraries' staff have been enjoying in 2018.

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Small Town Romance Books
Updated: 13 November 2018
Posted: 26 August 2014

Do you love a good small town romance? If you love to discover and rediscover the lives of those finding love and sharing laughter in close knit communities where life is simple and sweet? This librarian compiled booklist of recommended small town romance reads is for you!

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Staff Favourite Reads for 2017
Posted: 15 December 2017

Looking for a good read over the summer? See what books Kingston Libraries' staff have been enjoying this year.

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What We're Reading
Posted: 17 November 2017

Ever wondered what a librarian reads? Now's your chance to find out! See what our library staff have been reading this November.

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Celebrate NAIDOC Week
Posted: 03 July 2017

In honour of NAIDOC week, we've put together a list of titles that have been nominated in past years for the biennial Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing and are available in our collections.

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LGBTQ Literary Award Winners
Posted: 30 June 2017

While June comes to a close, and with it Pride Month, we've compiled a selection of award winning titles, past and present, of the Lambda Literary Awards that are available to borrow and reserve in our collections!

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Remarkable Sporting Stories
Posted: 04 May 2016

Leicester City Football Club have become the most unlikely winners of the English Premier League! We've put together a list of some other remarkable sporting stories available in our collection.

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Library Lovers' Day
Posted: 09 February 2016

Move over St Valentine's because 14 February is also Library Lovers' Day!

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Great Aussie Reads
Posted: 25 January 2016

Why not catch up on some reading and refresh your history, or chill out with a good Aussie story!

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Staff Favourite Reads for 2015
Posted: 31 December 2015

Want to see what books Kingston Library Staff have been enjoying in 2015?

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YA Books Adults Will Enjoy
Posted: 25 November 2015

Looking for some new fiction? Here's a list of YA books made into films that adults can enjoy as well.

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Recommended Book Club Books
Updated: 05 November 2015
Posted: 27 May 2015

Looking for some suggestions for your book club? Here are some titles that are perfect to get a discussion going in your group.

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Southern Fiction Reading List
Posted: 17 August 2015

Here are some other great reads set in the American South.

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Culinary Mysteries
Updated: 22 July 2015
Posted: 08 October 2014

Mysteries to whet your appetite.

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10 Books to Try if You Loved 'The Girl On The Train'
Posted: 26 June 2015

Looking for another page turner that will keep you guessing? Try one of these great thrillers....

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Celebrating Indigenous Writers
Posted: 26 May 2015

Join in and help celebrate National Reconciliation Week by reading some of the Indigenous titles available in the library.

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