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Here you'll find information about our Fiction collections - have a browse! If you have feedback, questions or a suggestion to buy, we'd love to hear from you - email us.

New Fiction on our Blog

If you're seeing this message for an extended period, javascript is not enabled in your browser. Head over to the libraries' News Blog to view our latest fiction recent picks.

More New Books

Wanting to browse new book lists? You'll find these in several places on our website, depending on what you're after...

Recent Picks

Every month our staff at Wellington City Libraries publish over thirty lists of newly available books on our Library News Blog, including lists of:

Fiction Newsletter

Prefer to receive information about new fiction books by email? We are now offering you the opportunity to subscribe an aggregate newsletter of all our fiction new book lists.

No need to check our blogs to see what is new, the information comes to you directly via email on a monthly basis. We even link to our online catalogue so you can reserve the title that interests you online and pick it up from one of our libraries.

Librarian's Choice

Librarian's Choice StickerRecommended by Wellington City Libraries' staff members, these novels are displayed with gold Librarian's choice stickers. A very popular display and a guaranteed good read. A list of the novels chosen is available from the Central Library Fiction desk, or you can find Librarian's Choice novels on our Easyfind catalogue under the 'staffpick' tag.


Reader's Choice

Reader's Choice Sticker We are always interested in the opinions of our readers, and so provide opinion forms with new debut novels, and new fiction as they are received. We also have these forms available on the Reader's Choice display, along with forms for favourite novels.The response to Reader's Choice had been amazing, and each novel that receives good readers reviews is displayed with a light blue Reader's Choice sticker. All completed opinion forms, with either good or bad comments are displayed in a folder, on the display stand. This display has proved extremely popular, as a guaranteed good read can be found there.

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Fiction News

If you're seeing this message for an extended period, javascript is not enabled in your browser. Head over to the libraries' News Blog to view our latest fiction recent picks.

Goodreads Online Group

Wellington Reads on Goodreads

Want to join a book group, but just don't have the time? We've created an online Goodreads group especially for Wellingtonians (or Wellingtonians at heart!), called "Wellington Reads".


We also compile complete area monthly lists of new material in our libraries collection. This includes: general fiction, science fiction and fantasy, murder mysteries, large print and books on cassette and CD.

(These lists are much more basic, but are a complete record, rather than just highlights of our new additions.)

Online Databases

The library subscribes to a number of online "premium" databases you can access for free with your library card. Not a member? Join online.

Books & Authors

Books & Authors allows you to peruse lists of expert picks and librarian's favorites, browse within genres, browse similar authors, award winners and more.

Literature Resource Center

Read literary criticism, reviews and author bios on Literature Resource Center.


Our Books & Readers online database page lists more resources. Have a browse!

Social reading sites

Want to catalogue your entire collection of books, discover new books recommended especially for you or see what your friends are reading? Try one of these social reading sites -- social networks for reading!

  • Goodreads
    "Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world, with more than 9,200,000 members who have added more than 330,000,000 books to their shelves."
  • LibraryThing
    "LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere - even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth."
  • Shelfari
    Shelfari is similar to both the sites listed above, with the caveat that it's owned by Amazon.

Book Review Sites

Book Awards

Bestseller Lists

Contact us

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