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.

Winter Reading Challenge

Cozy up with a good book this July and August! Read a book from our suggested lists or choose your own books to read. Keep track of your reading, and share your favourite discoveries with us. 

Reading books from five different categories will give you the chance to win a prize of a $50 voucher from QBD or a selection of books.

Terms and conditions apply.

Winter Reading Challenge  

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)

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.


Helpful websites

  • Which book - Unique way to find out what you feel like reading next!
  • Goodreads - Track your reading, connect with other readers, and find new authors and suggestions for what to read next.
  • The StoryGraph - Track your reading, connect with other readers, and choose your next book based on your mood and favorite topics and themes.
  • Library Thing - Catalogues your own library and connects you with other people who read the same books.
  • Better Reading - A source of independent book recommendations for Australian readers and their families.
  • Good Reading Magazine- Helps readers around Australia discover the best authors, books and writing from here and across the globe.
  • Bookstr - Connecting books with people.


For Teens:

  • LoveOzYA-  Australian Young Adult Fiction book lists, news, resources, events, and more!
  • Epic Reads - Information on books and authors, plus blogs, quizzes, videos and more!


For kids and parents/caregivers: 

  • Premiers Reading Challenge - A literacy engagement program to encourage reading and improve literacy levels in South Australia.

Literary Awards

Check out the award websites below to find award-winning books and authors. 


  • Miles Franklin Literary Award- awarded each year to a novel which is of the highest literary merit and presents Australian life in any of its phases.
  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards- celebrates outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.



  • The Booker Prize - Awarded to what is, in the opinion of the judges, the best novel of the year written in English and published in the UK and Ireland.
  • Nobel Prize for Literature - Awarded annually to an author from any country who has produced outstanding work and made significant contributions to literature. 
  • The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction - For distinguished fiction published in book form during the year by an American author, preferably dealing with American life
  • CLIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals - The UK's longest running children's book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people.

  • National Book Award - Awarded to the best literature in the United States. 

  • Nebula Award - Recognises the best works of science fiction or fantasy published in the United States.
  • Bram Stoker Award - Presented annually by the Horror Writers Association for "superior achievement" in dark fantasy and horror writing