GoodReading Magazine

Introduces readers to new and previously published books and authors, all reviewed and discussed by independent writers and reviewers.


Good Reading is a popular monthly print magazine, focused on books and reading, based in Australia. The magazine is devoted to books, and includes profiles of authors, extracts and independent reviews of the latest Australian and international releases across a wide range of adult, young-adult and children's fiction and non-fiction genres, and information on book-related events around Australia.

High-profile and bestselling international authors are also interviewed and featured, such as Maeve Binchy, Wilbur Smith, Michael ndaatje, Sir David Attenborough, Alexander McCall Smith, Amitav Ghosh, Sebastian Faulks, Linwood Barclay, and Joanna Trollope.

The GoodReading Magazine online is a fun, exciting and unique Australian magazine and website for helping book lovers, school and library staff, members and students find exactly what they like to read.

Back issues can be accessed at anytime.


  • Independent reviews
  • Articles
  • Book Trivia
  • Events Calendar
  • Author Q&A
  • Competitions
  • Resources

  1. The first time you connect you will have to register to access all content.
  2. Connect with GoodReading Magazine and enter your library card and PIN number when prompted.
  3. In the pop up box click on 'click here if this is your first visit and we’ll set you up quickly.'
  4. Enter in the required information when prompted. You will need to enter your name and email, and create a password. Click submit.
  5. Click the x in the right hand corner to return to the homepage and log in using your email address and password.

Reading the magazine:

  1. Latest issues of GoodReading are located on the left hand side of the homepage.
  2. Click 'See all Issues' for all back issues.
  3. Clicking on a magazine cover will give you the choice to either view the complete magazine in full colour or view articles in full online in an easy to read format.
  4. When reading the full digital magazine you are able to:
    - flip through the pages with the Next and Back buttons
    - search the current and previous issues with keywords
    - print any page
    - share pages through your favourite social media app
    - rotate the page
    - access the Help section

Using the website:

  1. Search the full book catalogue for synopses and reviews on thousands of titles.
  2. Access recommendations, what's trending and bestseller lists.
  3. Add stuff to your wishlist.
  4. Review and recommend titles.
  5. Purchase books.