September 2009 Blog Posts (10)

The Times 50 best paperbacks for 2009

The Times newspaper has just published its top 50 paperbacks for the year. Some great reads are included. Check it out.

The Times picks the 50 best paperbacks of 2009

Added by Lindach on September 30, 2009 at 18:00 — No Comments an Initiative of the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has launched as part of the 2009 US National Book Festival. On the site you can turn the pages of digitised classics for all ages. Titles include " The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and of course "Uncle Tom's Cabin." The site also includes… Continue

Added by Jane B on September 29, 2009 at 13:13 — No Comments

2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards for Fiction and Non Fiction 2009 Shortlists announced

It certainly is the season for literary awards and shortlists.

Here is the latest:

The 2009 Prime Minister's Literary Awards Non-Fiction and Fiction shortlists.Some great reads by Australian authors to follow up.

Seven fiction and eight non-fiction works have made the 2009 shortlists, selected from more than 250 entries:


Van Diemen's Land - James Boyce

Doing Life: A Biography of Elizabeth Jolley -… Continue

Added by Lindach on September 22, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Ned Kelley Awards for Crime Writing 2009

The winners for 2009 are:

Best first fiction

Ghostlines - Nick Gadd

Best Fiction – joint winners

Peter Corris - Deep Water

Kel Robertson - Smoke & Mirrors

True crime

Chloe Hooper - The Tall Man

SD Harvey Short… Continue

Added by Jane B on September 16, 2009 at 17:47 — No Comments

According to Oprah

Here is Oprah's List of 25 Books you can't Put Down

Added by Jane B on September 11, 2009 at 17:05 — No Comments

Queensland Premier's Literary Awards Annouced

Here are the winners. Some great reads to follow up.

Wanting by Richard Flanagan has won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for fiction. 'This distinguished Australian writer brings history to life in this fascinating novel based on events in early colonial Australia and England,' say the judges. The other winners are:

Non-fiction book: The Tall Man by Chloe Hooper

Unpublished Indigenous Writer: The Boundary by Nicole Watson

Film Script: Max and Mary… Continue

Added by Lindach on September 10, 2009 at 12:30 — No Comments

2009 ManBooker Prize Shortlist announced

Check out this year's shortlist. How many have you read?

A S Byatt The Children's Book (Random House, Chatto and Windus)

J M Coetzee Summertime (Random House, Harvill Secker)

Adam Foulds The Quickening Maze (Random House, Jonathan Cape)

Hilary Mantel Wolf Hall (HarperCollins, Fourth Estate)

Simon Mawer The Glass Room (Little, Brown)

Sarah Waters The Little Stranger (Little, Brown, Virago)

For more information… Continue

Added by Lindach on September 9, 2009 at 13:30 — No Comments

Because life is too short to read bad fiction...

so Couldn't Put it Down gives you "some of the best books ever written, rated purely on fun factor and the inability to be put down."

Added by Jane B on September 8, 2009 at 15:38 — 1 Comment

10 Most Pirated eBooks of 2009

The list according to Freakbits

Added by Jane B on September 8, 2009 at 15:18 — No Comments

Books We Love

Inspired by the BBC’s Big Read, Mosman Library staff members chose their top 5 books of all time, books that stuck with them, books that they loved. The result is an amazingly varied list of books for all ages.

All titles are available through Mosman Library

What are your top 5? Add your list as a comment.

The Alchemist Paulo… Continue

Added by Amy B on September 3, 2009 at 18:18 — No Comments

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