Genre reading guide
Find new reads from your favourite genres with these librarian recommendations.
Take a step into the dark with these stories of murder, mystery, and the supernatural.
Take a walk in another person's shoes. This is a list of teen contemporary reads that are bound to please, shock, wound and heal.
Space, politics, adventure and more - science fiction blends actual science with imagination to create possible futures and alternate worlds
Want some thrills to get you through your week? Get your gritty survival situations, escapes against the odds, a high-speed chases here.
Historical fiction can transport us to worlds and experiences different from our own, and teach us valuable lessons about the world today.
Peruse some of our recommendations of what fantasy novels to read. This guide is roughly ordered by nice reads to gritty.
Mystery is lurking everywhere from! Find books with amateur detectives searching for clues, and stories blending horror and drama.
Read messy love-triangle stories or sweeping historical epics; bittersweet romantic tragedies or hilarious meet-cute mishaps.
This is disembodied heads reattached, time-travelling literary cops, and maybe a bowl of petunias along the way kind of booklist.
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Do some colouring in and introduce yourself in Rotuman [1MB PDF].
Stories about relationships, family, romance, activism, and struggle with a range of LGBTQIA+ characters. Printable author list (405 KB pdf)
Mystery is lurking everywhere from the school hallways to the shadows of the local woods. Printable author list (702 KB pdf).
Encounter magic and myth, journey with legendary heroes, or protect the world from monsters or oppression. Printable author list (370KB pdf)
Travel into grim futures not-so-far-removed from the world as we know it. Printable author list (939 KB pdf).
Stories firmly rooted in the issues that affect us today. Funny, heartbreaking, realistic, engrossing. Printable author list (478KB pdf).