Books and reading

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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.

Reading Challenges

Get involved in reading challenges at Onkaparinga Libraries! We run our challenges through Beanstack - you can register online or at any Onkaparinga library branch. Beanstack is also available on the App Store and Google Play.

1001 Books Before School 

Can you complete the challenge? 1001 Books Before School encourages a lifelong love of reading in little ones by encouraging shared reading experiences before starting school! 

Can you complete the challenge?

1001 Books Before School FAQs(PDF, 75KB)

 10 To Try

Expand your reading with our 10 To Try challenge!

 Can you complete the challenge?



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