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, 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
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.
More books, reading and literature
- New titles - Fiction
- Graphic novels and comics
- Printable author lists in a range of genres
- Tamariki - Kids
- Rangatahi - Teens
- Book clubs and reading groups
- Interviews and short biographies of authors, poets and journalists
- Best of the year
- WORD Christchurch Festival and events
- Literary events