Author Archives: jamcoast

July 25

Nice covers – what’s inside’s good too!

We don’t often focus on cover design here on Book Coasters, but Nicks Earls’ Wisdom Tree series demands attention. A series of five highly readable novellas, the covers won the Australian Book Design Awards 2017 for best series. We love the covers, but the words inside aren’t bad either! If you haven’t starting reading them yet, […]

June 22

Monica McInerney – meet the author and read her latest novel – out now!

Are you an avid Monica McInerney reader? We’re very excited that the bestselling author is coming to Helensvale Library on Friday 7 July to launch her new book The Trip of a Lifetime! This free event runs from 6.30 to 8pm and places are strictly limited, so if you want to meet the author, book your […]

January 05

Jasper Jones: coming soon to the big screen

Often described as Australia’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, Craig Silvey’s Jasper Jones will soon hit our cinema screens. Set in the mid 1960s, it’s a coming of age tale set in a fictional mining town in Western Australia. The book quickly became a bestseller when it was published in 2009, progressing to the stage and now to the big […]

January 03

What will you be reading in 2017?

Which new books will have you jumping for joy in 2017? Here’s a round-up of 2017’s most anticipated books as picked by some of the major media outlets: BBC The Guardian Australia The Irish Times The New York Times The Sydney Morning Herald The Telegraph (UK) Time For month-by-month emails of the latest new titles, sign up for […]

December 23

Ready for Christmas?

You may have the tree decorated, the presents wrapped, the table planned, the gas bottle filled, the pool cleaned, the fridge piled high and the drinks on ice – but have you got your Christmas reading sorted (everyone needs some me time) and some festive music ready? If not, let’s make this as easy as possible: […]

December 15

Literary award winners of the year

As 2016 comes to a close, here’s a round-up of some of this year’s literary prize winners. Which have you read? (and did you agree with the judges?!):      Australian Miles Franklin Literary Award – A.S. Patrić Black Rock White City Stella Prize – Charlotte Wood The Natural Way of Things (also won Indie Book Awards) Prime Minister’s Literary Awards […]

Your Top 100 books!

Gold Coasters have borrowed millions of books, ebooks and audiobooks from City Libraries over the past year. Based on what we’ve all read in 2016, the results are now in! Browse the Gold Coast’s Top 100 adult fiction books of the year and see what you’ve missed. As you’d expect, our favourites include bestsellers by big name […]

November 24

Daughter of the Razor: an Australian true crime story

Maria Tinschert was recently a Living Book speaker at our libraries, sharing her story of growing up as the daughter of a woman connected to Sydney’s infamous Razor Gang. We’re therefore excited to let you know that Maria’s story has now been published as her first book, and we have copies to borrow. Before the age […]

Meet an author at City Libraries

There are lots of opportunities to meet a visiting author at our libraries up and down the Gold Coast. Join us to meet one of the following authors at our free events coming soon: Kim Hodges: Girl on the Edge – Wed 28 to Fri 30 October at Elanora, Runaway Bay, Robina, Broadbeach and Helensvale […]

Download an eBook today

Friday 16 September is international Read an eBook Day – it’s the perfect time to remind you that we have some fantastic (and free) resources so that you can download eBooks to your preferred device. Head straight to our eBooks and eAudiobooks page on the City Libraries website to explore our eBook resources including OverDrive, BorrowBox […]