Reading recommendations - Fiction
Science fiction, mystery, adventure and more - find your next favourite read at the library.
Explore our section devoted to fiction. You'll find staff picks and recommended reading in a range of genres, award-winners, local book events and more.
Can't find what you're looking for? Request a custom reading list.
Looking for something more factual? Try our Non-fiction Reading Recommendations.
New and on order titles, and fiction that library borrowers have given 5-star ratings.
New, just ordered and top-rated fiction titles in the catalogue
Genre reading guides
Whatever kind of fiction you're into find lists, new authors to try, and staff picks.
Adventure, Mystery, and general fiction
Historical fiction, Saga, Romance
Horror, Fantasy, and Adventure
New Zealand, Short stories, Westerns
Author spotlight: Margaret Atwood
Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood is best known for writing The Handmaid's Tale which has been made into both a film, and a popular TV series.
The sequel, The Testaments, won the Booker Prize in 2019.
She is well-known for writing stories with a feminist perspective, including works of fantasy and science fiction.
Margaret Atwood will appear in Christchurch on 12 February 2020 as part of an Australia/New Zealand tour.
Book events at libraries
Love to talk books? Join one of the many book clubs or groups around the city. We also host occasional author talks and literary events.
Book groups, author talks and book launches at the library
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