Our favourites for 2016


All the best of 2016 lists are making their appearance, so we thought we’d put together our own. Here are some favourites that Fremantle Library, the Meeting Place and Fremantle Toy Library enjoyed during this year.  Perhaps you’d like to add them to your summer watch/read/listen list?



The Ice Child – Camilla Läckberg
Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
Public library and other stories – Ali Smith
An Unnecessary Woman – Rabih Alameddine
The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy
Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck
Death of an Avid reader – Frances Brody
Sleeping Giants – Sylvain Neuvel
One Life – Kate Grenville
Mothering Sunday – Graham Swift
The Blind Assassin – Margaret Attwood
Signature of All Things – Elizabeth Gilbert
All the light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
Bereft – Chris Womersley
Longbourn – Jo Baker
Troppo – Madeleine Dickie
The Sound – Sarah Drummond
Downfall – J. A. Jance
Magpie murders – Anthony Horowitz
When the music’s over – Peter Robinson
Death of an Old Git – Andrea Frazer
Dead ground in between – Maureen Jennings
The edge of the light – Elizabeth George



Not My Father’s Son – Alan Cumming (recommended as audiobook and book)
Reckoning – Magda Szubanski
The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo – Amy Schumer


Movies and TV

The Night Manager
Spirited Away
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Master of None
Olive Ketteridge
The Ground We Won
Gayby Baby
The Katering Show
Eye in the sky
Doctor Strange
The Night Of
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Adventure Time



Limit of love – Boy & Bear
Strange loop – Paul Dempsey
Blackstar – David Bowie


Graphic novels, comics and manga

Paper Girls Vol 1 – writer, Brian K. Vaughan ; artist, Cliff Chiang.
The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye – Sonny Liew
What Did You Eat Yesterday? – Fumi Yoshinaga


Picture Books

We Found a Hat – Jon Klassen
I Am Doodle Cat – Kat Patrick and Lauren Marriott
Home in the Rain – Bob Graham


Junior Fiction

Dog Man – Dav Pilkey
Ruby Red Shoes goes to London – Kate Knapp
The Midnight Gang – David Walliams


Young Adult

The Smuggler’s Curse – Norman Jorgensen
Lady Midnight – Cassandra Clare
The Raven King – Maggie Stiefvater
The Flywheel – Erin Gough
Carry on : the rise and fall of Simon Snow – Rainbow Rowell
One – Sarah Crossan