Books and reading

Coming soon

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Adult Crime Fiction

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Top 10 adult fiction 

Top 10 adult non-fiction

 eBooks and eMagazines

 Onkaparinga libraries provide free access to eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines. For more information check out our Online Resources page.


Not sure what to read next? Our library staff are here to help. Complete our Bibliophiles form and we will be in touch with some recommendations.

1001 Books Before School

This program aims to encourage a love of reading and supports early literacy development in children.

To register, pop in to your local Onkaparinga library.

Download the Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 114KB)

Book groups

Our book groups meet once a month to discuss recently read titles in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Please contact your library for more information.

Aldinga Library

11 Central Way, Aldinga Beach
8384 0022

Between The Covers
Group meets on the first Thursday of every month, 6-7pm

The Aldinga Book Clubbers
Group meets on the last Thursday of every month, 4-5.30pm

Hub Library

Hub Drive, Aberfoyle Park
8384 0100

The Unusual Suspects
Group meets on the third Monday of every month, 10.30am-12.30pm

The Discerning Readers
Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month, 1.30-3.30pm

Noarlunga Library

Hannah Road, Noarlunga Centre
8384 0655

Slightly Foxed Book Group
Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month, 10.30-11.30am

Guys and Dolls Book Group

Seaford Library

Grand Boulevard, Seaford
8384 0044

Whodunit Friday Book Group
Group meets on the first Friday of every month, 11am-12.30pm

First Seaford Book Group
Group meets on the third Tuesday of every month, 10.30am-12pm

Woodcroft Library

175 Bains Road, Morphett Vale
8384 0050

The Night Owls
Group meets on the second Thursday of every month, 6-7pm

Novel Approach
Group meets on the first Friday of every month, 10.30am-12pm

Find a good book

Have you read all your favourite fiction author’s books? Not sure what to read next?

Our Writes Like guides below will help you find other authors in the same genres.

Australian Authors(PDF, 2MB)  - True blue reads.

British Crime and beyond(PDF, 1MB) - The best of crime authors.

Classics(PDF, 1MB)  - From around the world.

Historical Fiction(PDF, 2MB) - Bringing the past to life.

Humour(PDF, 1MB) - Have a laugh.

Horror & Supernatural Fiction(PDF, 2MB) - Shapeshifters to classic horror.

Ladies of Crime(PDF, 2MB) - Starring the ladies.

Military and Espionage Fiction(PDF, 1MB) - War, spies, technothrillers and more.

Romance Fiction(PDF, 1MB) - From chick lit to rural romance.

Scandinavian Crime(PDF, 1MB) - The best crime writers from Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Sweden and Finland.

Young Adult(PDF, 2MB) - From Dystopian to Steampunk.



Helpful websites

  • Which book - Unique way to find out what you feel like reading next!
  • Gnooks - Literature map to find authors you might like.
  • Fantastic Fiction - Lists of your favourite authors books or series.
  • Good Reads - Find new authors with suggestions for what to read next.
  • Library Thing - Catalogues your own library and connects you with other people who read the same books.
  • The Big Book Club - Promotes reading, literature and Australian authors.
  • Inside a dog - All about books, by young people for young people.
  • Epic Reads - Includes information on books and authors plus blogs, quizzes, fun, & videos.
  • Better Reading - A source of independent book recommendations for Australian readers and their families.
  • Bookstr  Connecting books with people.
  • Premiers Reading Challenge - A literacy engagement program to encourage reading and improve literacy levels in South Australia.
  • Little Big Book Club - Programs that support the development of literacy in Australia.
  • National Centre for Australian Children's Literature - Unique, comprehensive and free resource of books for children by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.


Award winning books

Check out the award websites below to find their winners.

Prime Minister's Literary Awards