Library Reading Recommendations

If you're looking for your next in-between-book-club read, there's no better place to start than your local library.

Libraries are so much more than just a place to borrow books from: They're veritable community hubs where people to learn, gather and grow together. They're also a great resource for book recommendations, as demonstrated by these three popular Christchurch City Libraries Reading Genre Lists.



Science fiction, mystery, adventure and more — search Christchurch City Library's most highly-rated, new, and upcoming fiction titles.



Prefer a more factual read? Check out their list of Non-fiction titles, including histories, biographies, scientific reads and more.


True Crime

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction — find true stories of murder, gangsters, investigations and the wrongfully imprisoned in the True Crime Reading Guide.


Did you know that many of Christchurch's BDS book clubs meet in their local library? Find a library group near you by going to and browsing the map for library groups, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we can put you in touch with a library group near you.

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