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Book list makes summer reading a breeze

Published: 14 December 2020

Summer’s not summer without sand between the pages of a good book, or sunscreen blurring the screen on your phone or ebook reader.

Auckland’s 55 libraries have curated their Top 100 list of titles into ten tempting categories, especially for summer 2021.

The recommended lists are drawn from our librarians’ knowledge and extensive reading, published reviews, the most popular titles borrowed from the region’s library shelves, and the most downloaded eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Take a look at the Top 100 list here.

Categories include: ‘Best of the Decade’, ‘Diverse Voices’, ‘Fiction’, Non-fiction’, ‘Kids’, ‘Teens’, ‘Graphics for all Ages’, ‘Life & Times’, ‘Books in Translation’, and characteristic of the year that was: ‘2020 Vision’.

Councillor Alf Filipaina, Chair of the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee says: “Let’s make this summer a summer of reading. Let’s read stories that make us laugh, teach us something, challenge our thinking, and engage the kids in books, nurturing their love of reading.”

For the full Top 100 list please visit From there you will also be able to sign up to become a member of Auckland Libraries and access our eBooks and eAudiobooks service, all at no cost.

For a printable version of the Top 100 list, visit the Auckland Libraries website [PDF]

Auckland Council Libraries are helping get your summer reading sorted.

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