Readers reach for healthy suspense

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Page turners: Westall Library children and youth services specialist librarian Fel Jeges, left, library officer Lorraine Manuel and acting Branch coordinator Jim Guy with some of the most popular library books on borrowing lists. Picture: Gary Sissons

THE top 10 fiction and non-fiction books borrowed from Kingston libraries last year reveal local readers have a passion for suspense thrillers and healthy cooking.

Kingston Council revealed library members are thrill seekers when deciding to pick up a book.

The top 10 fiction titles borrowed in 2017 were:

  • The Dry by Jane Harper
  • Night School by Lee Child
  • The Fix by David Baldacci
  • The Good People by Hannah Kent 
  • Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  • The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
  • The Mistress by Danielle Steel
  • 16th Seduction by James Patterson
  • Chaos by Patricia Cornwell
  • A Distant Journey by Di Morrissey

The mayor Cr Steve Staikos said: “Kingston’s nine libraries offer an incredible service to the community. In addition to providing a wealth of books, magazines and digital items for loan, local libraries are also key community hubs. They host thousands of people of all ages throughout the year who gather together for a wide range of activities to help build community connection and literacy skills.”

The top 10 non-fiction titles borrowed from Kingston libraries in 2017 were:

  • The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape
  • After by Nikki Gemmell
  • Gut: the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ by Giulia Enders
  • Working Class Boy by Jimmy Barnes 
  • Hidden Figures : the untold story of the African-American women who helped win the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Food For Life by Michelle Bridges
  • The Clever Guts Diet by Michael Mosley
  • Complete Gut Health Cookbook by Pete Evans
  • J.D.Vance by Hillbilly Energy
  • Hippie Lane: The Cookbook by Taline Gabrielian

“Events on offer include baby storytime, children’s reading clubs, school holiday activities, family history research groups, author talks, technology workshops and much, much more,” Cr Staikos said.

“If you haven’t visited lately, I’d encourage you to take another look at all the activities on offer at your local library.”

See kingston.vic.gov.au/library or call 1300 135 668 for more details.

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 7 February 2018

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