Summer Reads

The Dry Author Jane Harper's New Book | Studio 10

Nothing beats a warm summer’s day spent lounging at the beach or on the back deck with an unputdownable book. Relax this summer with great new release fiction reads including a page turning mystery set in South Australia’s wine region and a story about the far-reaches of sisterly love. 

Whether you are into thrillers, science fiction, rom-coms or historical fiction, we’ve got you covered with a range of new books. Keep reading to find the titles you'll be seeing at the beach, pool or park all summer long.

5 ways to celebrate reading:

  • Start a book club with Libraries. Books clubs are a great way to discover new authors and share your passion for reading
  • Join Ben’s Book Club – a free online monthly book club event
  • Is English your second language? Explore Libraries collection of
  • books in other languages
  • Sign up to Good Reads for book reviews, recommendations and more
  • Join Facebook groups such as Book Club Favourites and Book Lovers to share your love of reading and find great book recommendations



Libraries love these eBooks:


To get started download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your membership number and password.


Listen on the go with these eAudiobooks:

To get started download the BorrowBox, Libby and uLibrary apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.


Browse for inspiration with these eMagazines:

  • Readers Digest Australia
  • The New York Review of Books
  • Writing Magazine

To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your library membership number and password.


Watch these book to screen adaptions on hoopla:

  • The Picture of Dorian Gray: A young English aristocrat sinks into a world of self-indulgence, until he notices that his portrait ages and takes on the hideous features of his sinful ways.
  • William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: The story covers the highlights of Caesar's life including his exile during the rule of the cruel dictator Sulla and his love affair with the beautiful and scheming Egyptian queen Cleopatra
  • Sherlock Holmes – The Woman in Green: Holmes and Watson investigate murders and the trail leads to a society of hypnotists and a beautiful woman. It also looks as if the notorious Moriarty is involved.

First time customer, select Add Library Card and enter your member number and password. Create a Beamafilm account, then verify your email address.  

More library resources

  • Want to start your own writing journey? Find great courses for creative writing with LinkedIn Learning. Search “creative writing”.

To get started with LinkedIn Learning, log in with your library membership number and password. 

Listen on the go with these podcasts

Stories Behind the Story with Better Reading: Cheryl Akle discusses the world with her favourite authors.

Talking Aussie Books: A podcast by Claudine Tinellis. Focussing entirely on fiction titles written by Australian authors, you'll be surprised at the depth of talent right on our doorstep!

Books, Books, Books: Join books writer, Nicole Abadee, as she interviews top Australian and international Authors about their new releases.


Holly Ringland introduces The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding

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