Best reads

Best of the Year

Explore the best and most popular books. We have been recording the top books each year since 2000.

2021

Best of 2021

Staff picks for the best of 2021, and submissions from the public. These are the best reads of the year.

Best Books of 2021 for Kids & Teens

Our selectors pick the best reads of the year for tamariki and rangatahi.

Most Popular in 2021

Here are the books that were most popular in 2021 - Fiction for Adults, Teens, & Kids, and Non-Fiction for Adults.

2020

Best of 2020

What books, movies, and music have you enjoyed this year? See what library staff loved and have your say!

Best Books of 2020 for Kids & Teens

Our selectors recommend the best books of 2020 for tamariki and rangatahi.

Most Popular in 2020

Here are the books that were most popular in 2020 - Fiction for Adults; Non-Fiction for Adults, Kids, and Teens.

2019

Best of 2019

What books, movies, and music have you enjoyed this year? See what library staff loved and have your say!

Holiday reading - Best books of 2019

The best books of the year! Our librarians pick the cream of the crop for kids and teens, in a wide range of topics and styles. Enjoy!

Most popular books of 2019

What books were most popular with library customers? Michelle Obama's Becoming, Lee Child's Past Tense, Hunger Games & Harry Potter!

2018

Best of 2018

What books, movies, & music have you loved? Explore the picks of our staff and customers, and Best of the Year lists. Have your say!

Best books of 2018 for kids and teens

Librarians have picked their best books of 2018 for kids and teens. Heaps of excellent reading to explore!

Most Popular in 2018

Discover the most popular books, eResources, places, and events at Christchurch City Libraries.

2017

2016

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2015

Cover of The Villa at the edge of the empire  Cover of Stuff I forgot to tell my daughter Cover of The Chimes

2014

Cover of The Goldfinch  Cover of The Virgin and the Whale  Cover of Dirty Politics

2013

Cover of Gulp Cover of With bold needle and thread  Cover of We need new names  

2012

Cover of 50 shades of grey  Cover: Dog Days  Cover of The Hunger Games

2011

2010

Best reads of 2010

2009

Best reads of 2009

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2001

2000

Best of the best

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