Delve into our Collections and discover your next read with curated lists and suggestions from Hamilton City Libraries staff.

Best of the West

Best of the West

Friday 17 September | Adult Fiction

Stories of hardship, loss, love, revenge and betrayal are common themes in these Wild West and Frontier novels which have been turned in to movies or TV series.

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Novels in Verse

Novels in Verse

Friday 10 September | Young Adult

National Poetry Day was last month, during lockdown, but we've been waiting until our libraries were open again to share this booklist of novels in verse! These books use beautiful…

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Fathers Day

Father's Day Magazine Reads

Friday 3 September | Adult Non-Fiction

Make this Father's Day (5 September) special by serving up a little light reading with a Libby Digital Magazine.

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Maori Language Moment

Maaori Language Moment

Tuesday 31 August | Adult Non-Fiction, NZ Books

Tomorrow marks the first day of Mahuru Maaori, and Te Wiki O Te Reo Maaori will kick off later in the month on Monday 13 September.

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LibChoice Peter May

Librarian's Choice: Peter May's Lewis Trilogy

Friday 27 August | Librarians Choice, Adult Fiction

Detective Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate a murder on the Island of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of northwest Scotland.

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compelling suspense

Lockdown: Compelling Suspense

Tuesday 24 August | Adult Fiction

Bring some excitement into your lockdown days with these compelling suspense titles! All are available online in eBook or eAudiobook format, so you can borrow from your bubble.

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Barking Good Reads

Lockdown: Barking Good Reads

Friday 20 August | Children

Ahead of International Dog Day on 26 August, we've found the best books about our furry friends - and they're all available in eBook format, so you can borrow and…

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Is your lover outside of your bubble

Lockdown: Is your lover outside your bubble?

Thursday 19 August | Adult Fiction, Young Adult

We're all back in the safety of our Bubbles due to Alert Level 4. If you've been caught away from your lover, here's some inspiration to help keep the romance alive from a distance...

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across the ditch

Lockdown: Stories from Across the Ditch

Wednesday 18 August | Adult Fiction

A collection of stories both historical and modern, about people, their personal struggles within themselves and with the land that shaped them.

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International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples

International day of the World's Indigenous peoples

Friday 6 August | Adult Non-Fiction

The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.

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customer picks

Hillcrest Customers' Picks

Friday 23 July | Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction

This week, the readers are making the suggestions! Here are some of the Hillcrest Library visitors' favourite books.

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Fun Home A Family Tragicomic

Reading Map: The Fun Home

Tuesday 20 July | Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction

If you enjoyed Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, we have some suggestions for your next read. Click any title below check availability or place a hold.

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