Loved by Library Staff

​Library staff are sharing the love this Library Lovers' Day.

Our library staff love books, reading and libraries too. As well as being Valentine's Day on Tuesday 14 February, Library Lovers' Day is celebrated across New Zealand and Australia.

One of the ways we are sharing the library love is by telling you all about the authors and books that we love to read. See the staff picks below and pop in to the library during February to see more of our favourites on display.

Loved by Library Staff


Loved by Michelle

Francine Rivers

Jeffrey Archer

Lyn Andrews

Non-fiction true life crime


Loved by Anne

Julia Stuart

Graeme C Simsion

Marian Keyes

Deborah Moggach


Loved by Gail

Jill Mansell

Catherine Alliott

Sheila O'Flanagan


Loved by Chiemi

Jodi Picoult

Jodi uses several unique characters’ narrative voices to tell the story which is her signature style of writing.


Loved by Ani

Michelle Magorian

Stephanie Laurens

David Eddings

Julia Quinn



Loved by Jane

Nora Roberts

Heather Graham

J.R.R. Tolkien

David Eddings

Loved by Joanne

Chevy Stevens

Nora Roberts

Katie Fforde

Terry Pratchett

Fannie Flagg

Loved by Tracey

Harlan Coben

JoJo Moyes

Lianne Moriarty

Dianne Chamberlain

Cecelia Ahern 


Loved by Lisa 

Atul Gawande

Mark Gartside

Rainbow Rowell

Freya North

Sheila O'Flanagan


Loved by Rose 

Jeffrey Archer

Cecelia Ahern

Julie Thomas

Rosie Thomas

Peter May


Loved by Jenni

Janet Evanovich

Kristen Cashore

Kresley Cole

Gena Showalter

J. K. Rowling


Loved by Betsy

Jill Mansell

Carole Matthew

Michelle Magorian

Mary Hoffman

J. K. Rowling

Loved by Dean

Clive Cussler

Nicci French

Harlan Coben

Michael Connelly

Jeffrey Archer


Loved by Karisma

Russell Banks

Patricia Grace

Maurice Gee

Iris Murdoch

Nancy Mitford


Loved by Kezia

Waina Dai Randel

Witi Ihimaera

Fiona Kidman

Rudolf Steiner

Noelle August


Loved by T.A. 

Karen Kingsbury

Francine Rivers

Loved by Alison

Beverly Lewis

Irene Hannon

DiAnn Mills

Monica Ferris

Tracie Peterson


Loved by Kylie 

Nicole Krauss

Jonathan Safran Foer

Jeffrey Eugenides

Loved by Trish

Jude Deveraux

Bodie Thoene's A.D.Chronicles

Sandra Brown

Steve Berry

Sarah Jio


Loved by Sandra

Nicky Pellegrino

Mitch Albom

Marian Keyes

Catherine Alliott

Cecelia Ahern


Loved by Manda

Sherrilyn Kenyon

Mary Behre

Kerrelyn Sparks



Page reviewed: 14 Feb 2017 6:06am