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The Big Read

Explore our collection, grab something to read and get relaxing



Recommended Reads

To see whats new in all our collections visit New Titles.

Awards & Reviews

Literary Prizes

The library follows these awards purchasing liberally from the nominees.

Reviews

These three magazines are available from the library, other reviews can be found on these websites.

Staff Reads

Staff Member

Hello! I’m Aimee and I recently relocated from Petone to Naenae Library and you’ll find me either there, or rushing around after my two young children. I especially love thrilling mystery novels and television series, and non-fiction books that reflect and inform me as a mother and a woman. However, life would be dull without a little variety - so I sprinkle plenty of science fiction, contemporary fiction, comedy, romance, cookbooks and teen fiction throughout my reading repertoire as well.

Staff Member

I read widely, and will pick up anything that has an interesting cover and blurb, although I lean toward Science Fiction/Fantasy, LGBTQ, historical and graphic novels, with a dash of Young Adult and Non-Fiction.


Staff Member

I’m a Jane Austen, Barbara Pym and Agatha Christie fan, preferring a historical setting to my fiction (this can be as recent as the 60s or 70s) over contemporary. Other fiction I enjoy can include new releases, modern classics, and crime (mainly Scandinavian or UK). When reading non-fiction, I particularly like history and social history and whatever takes my interest at the time.


Staff Member

I am Susan you can find me around the War Memorial Library and occasionally out at the branches.Psychological thrillers are my preferred reading, the more gruesome the better, you can’t beat a great Scandi thriller. When I am not scaring myself with gruesome murders I also enjoy contemporary fiction, prize winning novels, children and teens books and a smattering of non-fiction. Recently I discovered that not all Science Fiction is strange.


Book Groups

Our book groups are a great opportunity to meet others and discuss books. All groups produce a list of books to explore. Click here to see the book lists and find out more.

Who Else Writes Like

Read everything by your favorite author? Try this?

Who Else Writes Like

Who Else Writes Like

Who else writes like is designed to help fiction readers find their next author. It offers suggestions and introduces new authors similar to those already enjoyed.