Whether you’re an avid reader or haven’t picked up a book in months, a reading challenge is a great way to get you back into books or to keep the pages turning in 2017.
We’ve come up with a list of reading tasks and a few suggestions that are available from the library to make 2017 your best reading year yet.
A prize winning book
The natural way of things, Charlotte Wood
Winner, 2016 Stella Prize
The sellout, Paul Beatty
Winner, The Man Booker Prize 2016
The sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen
A book that will be released as a film in 2017
A dog’s purpose, W. Bruce Cameron
The gunslinger (Dark tower series), Stephen King
The bell jar, Sylvia Plath
A book recommended by a librarian
Take a page out of our book and pick up one of these great reads recommended by library staff in Current November 2016-February 2017, or just ask our staff for a recommendation next time you’re in the library.
A book written by someone under 30
Extremely loud & incredibly close, Jonathan Safran Foer
A confederacy of dunces, John Kennedy Toole ; foreword by Walker Percy
The luminaries, Eleanor Catton
A book written in a foreign language and translated into English
Buddenbrooks, Thomas Mann (translated from German)
1Q84, Haruki Murakami (translated from Japanese)
A death in the family, Karl Ove Knausgaard (translated from Norwegian)
A book published in 2017
View new titles on our catalogue using the links below:
A book published before you were born
Did you know you can search our catalogue by publication year?
Follow the instructions below to find titles that were published before you were born.
- Go to our catalogue
- Click ‘Advanced’
- In the ‘Year’ field, enter the year you were born preceded by the ‘<‘ symbol.
- Under ‘Collection’, select ‘Fiction’ or ‘Non-fiction’
- Click ‘OK’ to begin your search
A non-fiction science book
Thinking, fast and slow, Daniel Kahneman.
The man who mistook his wife for a hat, Oliver Sacks
A Brain for life, Nicola Gates
A book of short stories
A Chinese affair, Isabelle Li
The prank: the best of young Chekhov, Anton Chekhov
After the carnage, Tara June Winch