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

Friendship Day Tile

Celebrating Friendship

Wednesday 3 August | Children

For International Friendship Day, Pam found these junior picture book and junior fiction titles all about friends and friendship!

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LibChoice Stray

Librarian's Choice: Stray

Thursday 28 July | Librarians Choice, Adult Fiction, NZ Titles

Stray is the feature-film debut of Dustin Feneley, and is, in the opinion of David from Hillcrest Library, one of the best New Zealand debuts in a long time.

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Read Around NZ

Read Around New Zealand

Wednesday 20 July | Adult Fiction, NZ Titles

Read your way around the country with these books set in different places across the motu.

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Trending on BookTok

Thursday 14 July | Young Adult

These young adult fiction titles, displayed at Hillcrest Library, are trending now on BookTok!

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The Dry

Reading Map: The Dry

Wednesday 29 June | Adult Fiction

If you enjoyed Jane Harper's award-winning debut mystery The Dry, check out these other titles that share common themes.

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Rainbow Reads

Rainbow Reads: Fantasy or Romance?

Friday 10 June | Young Adult

Do you prefer a feel-good love story, or an action-packed fantasy? To celebrate Pride Month, Kylie has put together some suggestions for both genres with LGBT diverse characters.

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Queens jubillee feature

Queen's Birthday and 70th Jubilee

Wednesday 1 June | Adult Non-Fiction

This coming weekend is not just Queen's Birthday weekend, but the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, marking her 70 year reign - the longest ever for a British Monarch! Pam…

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International Tea Day UN Graphic and tea book display

International Tea Day

Wednesday 18 May | Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Children

This weekend International Tea Day will be observed all around the world! Each year on 21 May, the long history and deep cultural and economic significance of tea is recognised.

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My Penguin Year

Journey to the Last Continent

Thursday 28 April | Adult Non-Fiction

Read about wildlife cameraman Lindsay McCrae's adventurous year living alongside Emperor penguins in his memoir My Penguin Year, then follow on with one of these titles based on similar themes.

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Australian rural romance

Australian Rural Romance

Wednesday 20 April | Adult Fiction

Dreaming of a whirlwind romance set in rural Australia? Click on any title below to check availability, place a hold, or - for eBooks - borrow now.

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For fans of Miss Peregrine

For Fans of Miss Peregrine's Home of Peculiar Children

Thursday 14 April | Young Adult

School holiday horrors for fans of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

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Zora and Me

Reading Map: Zora & Me

Friday 8 April | Children

For young readers who enjoyed Zora & Me: The Cursed Ground, we have a selection of other junior books which share similar themes, of racism, coming of age, civil rights, and the…

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