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.
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Looking for something more factual? Try our Non-fiction Reading Recommendations.
New, on order, and recent 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.
Fiction reading guides
General fiction reading guide
Science fiction reading guide
Mystery fiction reading guide
Short stories reading guide
Adventure fiction reading guide
New Zealand fiction reading guide
Saga fiction reading guide
Western fiction reading guide
Romance fiction reading guide
Historical fiction reading guide
Fantasy fiction reading guide
Horror fiction reading guide
Graphic novels and comics reading guide
LGBTQIA+ reading guide
Teen fiction reading guide
For books that are a cut above - find shortlisted and award-winning titles of international and New Zealand literary prizes.
2023 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Shortlist
The Dublin Literary Award
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction
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- Best of the year
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