Browse online and be inspired to find new choices in reading, the next title in a series or choose from lists of award winners and themes.
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Books and Authors
Want a good historical mystery or are you a romance buff? Either way Books and Authors allows you to search through a vast database of fiction works by author, title or genre.
Who else writes like...?
If you've read all the books by your favourite author look here and find new names to try. A reader's guide to fiction authors.
Books in Print
Search for books in print as well as publisher information.
Browse through Fiction Connection to look for your next good read
Non Fiction Connection
Search for Non Fiction books on topics and themes of interest to you
Stop, you're killing me!
An excellent site for lovers of mystery, crime, thriller, spy and suspense novels. Whodunits for all tastes. You can use author or character searches.
Share your love of books with others of similar mind. You can review books and it is free to join and peruse.
Project Gutenberg Australia
This fascinating site run by volunteers and based in Australia will tell you how to download free ebooks. Please note that because the copyright has expired on these books they are at least 80 years old.
Good Reading magazine
Subscription is not necessary on this site as there is plenty of information free to the reader about books now available in Australia.
Here is something wonderful for Australian romance readers. Plenty of information about books, authors and upcoming events.
A great site for lovers of comics and graphic novels. It provides information for the budding comic creator, author profiles and convention information.
The Australian newspaper literary section
Plenty of articles and book reviews from The Australian newspaper. It keeps articles on the site for a couple of months.
A guide to children’s literature from around the world with an emphasis on Australian books. For remote access please enter the username darebinlib and magpies
An initiative of AUSTLIT (The Australian Literature Resource), Black Words provides access to both general and specific information about Indigenous literary cultures and traditions.
Time Magazines Top 100 Fiction
Time Magazines' critics showcase their top 100 English-language novels from 1923 (when the magazine began) until the present.
Literary Map of Victoria
Learn about our writers and their origins, or visit the places where some of our greatest writing was created or set.
An online social network for book lovers where you can browse book reviews, look at author pages and videos, and peruse group and author-led discussions.
What Should I Read Next?
Insert the title and author of a favourite book and let this website select a similar read.
Let this website choose your next title by either describing your desired character, plot, setting or the overall emotional tone of the book.
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