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

Sapiens venn diagram

Reading Map: Sapiens (with review)

Tuesday 13 October | Adult Non-Fiction

Written by one of the world’s most influential public intellectuals, Sapiens is a best-seller for good reason. Here are a few suggestions for readers looking for their next nugget of wisdom.

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bee aware

Bee Aware Month

Wednesday 30 September | Adult Non-Fiction

In aid of Bee Aware Month, the team at Central Library have picked out titles about bees and beekeeping and put them on display with facts about why we need…

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kia kaha te reo maaori

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori 2020

Monday 14 September | Children, NZ Books, Adult Non-Fiction

This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Maaori - Maaori Language Week! We celebrated by putting up some displays of books in and about reo Maaori for children and…

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LibChoice the hobbit

Librarian's Choice: The Hobbit

Monday 7 September | Librarians Choice, Children

Tolkien’s well-known fiction story is often assumed to be metaphorical in many areas and aspects, however the fantasy tale of Hobbits, rings of power and quests determining the fate of Middle Earth leads the reader into one of the most fascinating adventures told in the last century.

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Comic Book Month Featured

Comic Book Month

Tuesday 1 September | Adult Fiction

Eve created a super display at Central Library for Comic Book Month, complete with superheroes and comic book facts! Did you know. . .

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out on the shelves

Out on the Shelves 2020

Friday 21 August | Young Adult, Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction

The annual Out on the Shelves campaign is underway, and all our branches are getting involved with rainbow displays and book recommendations! See below for a list of books featured.

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NZCYA 2020 Winners web banner

New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Wednesday 12 August | Children, Young Adult, NZ Books

The winners of the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults have been announced - check out the winning books here!

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I am Pilgrim Reading map

Reading Map: I am Pilgrim

Thursday 30 July | Adult Fiction

So you've finished reading I am Pilgrim, and you can't wait for the sequel to be released! What do you read next? Pick your next read based on what you enjoyed…

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris

Librarian's Choice: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Friday 19 June | Librarians Choice, Adult Fiction

Selected by Eve from Central Library, this novel is a compilation from Heather Morris’s interviews with the real-life Holocaust survivor Ludwig Sokolov.

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dystopian reads

Lockdown: Dystopian Reads

Wednesday 27 May | Young Adult

eBooks and eAudiobooks for older teens with dystopian themes, accessible online 24/7. Click on any title below to borrow or place a hold.

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bedtime stories

Lockdown: Bright and Bold Bedtime Stories

Monday 11 May | Children

Bright and bold bedtime stories in eBook form - available 24/7! Click on any title below to borrow or place a hold.

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help trapped

Lockdown: Help, I'm Trapped With All These Feelings!

Thursday 23 April | Young Adult

Angst-filled and emotionally intense fiction reads for young adults, picked by Leah from Chartwell Library. Click on any title below to borrow or place a hold.

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