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Looking for something fresh to read?

Since July, over 731 exciting titles in a fabulous range of genres have been added to the library catalogue.

From romance to literary fiction and memoir and biography and beyond, there’s bound to be something for all tastes. You can find the new titles on the library webpage here.

In meantime though, to help you on your way, we’ve complied a shortlist of some of our new favourite titles.

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Laughter through tears

Happy Hour by Jacquie Byron

Franny lives a life of decadent seclusion, with only her two dogs, Whisky and Soda, a stuffed cat, cocktails and the memory of Frank for company. Then the Salernos move in next door. The troubled but charming trio cannot help but pull Franny into the drama of their lives.

New Animal by Ella Baxter

Amelia's loves her job, but she's not great at much else. Especially emotion and the only thing that makes any sense to her is running away. It takes the intervention of some hilariously wrong encounters with other broken people in a struggling Tasmanian BDSM club to help her accept the truth she has been hiding from.

The Very Last List of Vivian Walker by Megan Albany

Everything in Vivian Walker's life is exceptionally ordinary, even being terminally ill. As her final days unfold, Viv realises her life has become a love letter to the mundane but she still manages to keep her wicked sense of humour and cynical take on life unapologetically intact.

Award winners

Bodies of Light by Jennifer Down - Miles Franklin Award Winner

A quiet, small-town existence. An unexpected Facebook message, jolting her back to the past. A history she's reluctant to revisit: dark memories and unspoken trauma, warning knocks on bedroom walls, unfathomable loss. She became a new person a long time ago. What happens when buried stories are dragged into the light?

Love & Virtue by Diana Reid - Multiple award winner including Winner ABIA Book of the Year Award

Michaela and Eve are two bright, bold women who befriend each other their first year at a residential college at university. Initially bonded by their wit and sharp eye for the colleges' mix of material wealth and moral poverty, Michaela and Eve soon discover how fragile friendship is, and how capable of betrayal they both are.

Consolation by Garry Disher - Ned Kelly Award – Best Crime Novel

Winter in Tiverton and Constable Paul Hirsch knows something is terribly wrong. But it’s always a surprise when the killing starts.

Complicated families

After Story by Larissa Behrendt

Indigenous lawyer Jasmine takes  her mother Della on a tour of England's most revered literary sites, in the hope it will bring them closer together and reconcile past hurts. As Jasmine immerses herself in the world of her literary idols - including Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters and Virginia Woolf - Della is inspired to rediscover the wisdom of her own culture and storytelling.

When Things Are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent 

Sisters, Marlowe and Harper are connected by an invisible thread, like the hum that connects all things. For Marlowe, they are bound by her fierce determination to keep Harper, born with a congenital heart disorder, alive.

Mysteries and thrillers

The Last Guests by J.P. Pomare

Lina and Cain are doing their best to stay afloat. Putting Lina's inherited lake house up for rent at weekends seems like the solution to at least one of their problems. But letting strangers stay in their house might not be the best idea. Someone is watching and all the things Lina and Cain want to keep hidden will be exposed.

Murder In Paradise by Agatha Christie

Train journeys through rolling countryside and cruises across the open ocean might sound exotic, but when murder strikes mid-journey, they're anything but. Even on holiday, tensions can bubble beneath the surface, and when the end of the line leads to murder, everyone's a suspect.

The Storm by Amanda Jennings

Hannah and Nathan appear to have the perfect marriage but not everything is as idyllic as it appears. Ever since that night, years ago, when blood spilled on the rain-drenched dock, Hannah has been paying the price. Keeping Nathan happy. Keeping her secret. But the past is going to catch up with them both.

The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart

In the cold, wet summer of 1960, 11-year-old Joy Henderson lives in constant fear of her father. Decades later, she returns to the family’s farm to nurse him on his death bed. To her surprise, her ‘perfect’ sister Ruth is also there, whispering dark words, urging revenge. Then the day after their father finally confesses to a despicable crime, Joy finds him dead – with a belt pulled tight around his neck.

Read it and loved it?

Then why not recommend it?

Each week, the Vision Australia Library program, Hear This,  features member reader recommendations to share those books enjoyed by fellow library members.

Email your reading recommendations library here or call 1300 654 656