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Week 6: A current bestseller

A current bestseller

You know that book. The one everyone wants to get their hands on… The one that is guaranteed to be a great read… The one that will be the cause of some sleepless nights… Well, why not join the masses and see what everyone is talking about? Here are some of the hottest titles in the library at the moment.

THE MISTRESS By Danielle Steel

The Mistress


night school

THE WHISTLER by John Grisham

the whistler

NEVER NEVER by James Patterson and Candice Fox

never never

FEVERSONG by Karen Marie Moning


RIGHT BEHIND YOU by Lisa Gardner

Right behind you

A MAN CALLED OVE by Fredrik Backman

a man called ove


underground railroad

Which one will you pick?

A book written by someone under 30

We have made it to week 5! I hope that you are enjoying the challenges and reading outside your comfort zone.

While it's not as easy for authors to become famous at a young age as it is for say, pop singers, they can still create a masterpiece (or two, or three). So lets celebrate these 'young' writing geniouses and check out one (or more) of their books.

The only issue with this challenge comes from if we are we looking at writers currently under 30, or authors who were under 30 when they wrote their first book but are well over 30 (or…dead) now? We say that’s up to your readerly discretion.

But, here are some ideas to start you off:

AVE TEEN: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen

BOI FICTION: The People of Forever are not Affraid by Shani Boianjiu

people of forever are not affraid

BRO CLASSIC: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

wuthering heights

BRO SF FANTASY: Red Rising by  Pierce Brown

red rising

HIN TEEN: The Outsiders by  S. E. Hintonoutsiders

Comment below and let us know what 'young' author you found.

So many books, so little time...

Book Club is back!

Welcome, one and all, to a brand new year of reading – so many books, so little time…

But we’re going to give it our very best shot, starting 4pm this Friday, February 10th,  at Te Aroha Library, when we meet to chew the fat and compare notes over our Janet Evanovich holiday reading (and anything else you ‘ve been reading and want to recommend/vent about!)

When you’re here, take a look at the library’s ‘2017 Reading Challenge’ – a bunch of new ideas to get you reading all sorts of books you might never have come across before.  There are details on the libraries’ Facebook page and right here on our blog too.

As if that weren’t enough… February sees the launch of our ‘Blind Date with a Book’ promotion – more details online and in person on Friday!

Happy reading, and a happy new year!

Library Lovers Day 2017

To celebrate Library Lovers' Day (and Valentines Day), the library is playing matchmaker!

Going out on a blind date is a lot like opening up a new book—you never know what kind of experience you are going to have.

So drop by your local library, select your “date” from the display of specially wrapped books, bring it to the counter and then unwrap.

Hopefully, it’s love at first sight!

Week Four: A book in a genre you don't normally read

Time to be brave and venture into uncharted territories… Have you ever read a Western? What about a Graphic Novel? Is a Horror too much for you? Or would reading a Classic be scarier? Try something new, who knows you may discover a passion for Sci-Fi that you never knew existed.

HAY Graphic: The Rime of the Modern Mariner by Nick Hayes
Rime of the modern Mariner

CLO Graphic: Patience by Daniel Clowes

NEV Horror: No one gets out alive by Adam Nevill
no one gets out alive

BRO Western: Stolen Horses by  Bill Brooks
stolen horses

DOY Sci-Fi: The Island will Sink by  Briohny Doyle
the lisland will sink