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If you need help finding your next great read or are looking for books in other languages, look no further than our Shelf-help section.

Find new authors in your favourite genre or ask for a personalised suggestion from one of our knowledgeable librarians.   

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Simply fill in this form and tick the options that best describe what you're after, and we'll suggest a book for you from our collection and reserve up to five titles.

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Inside a Dog (YA)

Inside a Dog

'Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Browse books by subject (e.g, graphic novels, fantasy, LoveOzYA, and more), or delve into book lists and reviews for your next great recommendation. 

Also, there is lots more to find on this website. It's generally just a great place for bookish teens - heaps of awesome reading and writing resources, and a great spot for you to start your own blog!

LoveOzYa (YA)


A blog dedicated to sharing the glory of Australian YA fiction, with lots of fabulous reviews and recommendations.

Fantastic Fiction

Track series by authors and authors who write under different pseudonyms.

Fantastic Fiction is an online catalogue of authors and books for those of us who love to read fiction.

If you’ve ever stayed up all night with the latest page turner (even though it’s work tomorrow); if you can’t wait to read the next book by your favourite author and get a real buzz from discovering a new book, then Fantastic Fiction is for you.

Fantastic Fiction

Good Reading Magazine

Good Reading is a popular Australian monthly print magazine, focused on books and reading. Good Reading is available at Kiama Library, or visit the website for podcasts, news, reviews and more.

Good Reading Magazine


Find and read more books you'll love, and keep track of the books you want to read. Be part of the world's largest community of book lovers 

Goodreads is an American social cataloguing website that allows individuals to search its database of books, annotations, quotes and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogues and reading lists.



What Should I Read Next

Recommends based purely on collective taste: when books are entered into the same favourites list, they become associated with each other. The more often particular items appear on different lists, the stronger that association becomes. Purely and simply, What Should I Read Next represents mass opinion about books.

What Should I Read Next


Who else writes like ...?

Find authors who write similar books to your favourites!

Who else writes like ...? is designed to help anyone who enjoys reading fiction to find new and exciting authors. If you have ever asked the question 'I’ve read all the books by my favourite authors, who shall I read next?' then this website is for you.

Who Else Writes Like…?