The Spinoff Review of Books

Books
Oct 22, 2021
Two men on deckchairs at the bottom of a pool, one is reading, one gazing off into the distance.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 22

Brace yourself: this Christmas, your boss might be getting you a book about empathy.

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Books
Oct 15, 2021
A man has set up a pup tent in the lounge of his apartment, arranged all his houseplants around it and is lying down reading inside. Weird lockdown vibe.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 15

Big fiction, a new Ottolenghi – it's beginning to feel worryingly like Christmas.

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Books
Oct 8, 2021
A purple background strewn with huge garlic cloves and full bulbs; on top a copy of Ottolenghi's Test Kitchen, a bright pink and red design triumph.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 8

A list chock full of new fiction – and one very pretty cookbook.

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Books
Oct 4, 2021

The Unity Books children’s bestseller chart for the month of September

A new and wonderful crop of children's books just dropped.

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Books
Oct 1, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 1

This might be the Rooneyist list in Spinoff history.

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Books
Sep 24, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 24

She's fashionably late and even hotter than expected.

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Books
Sep 17, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 17

Rooney was held up in transit – here's how fans filled the void.

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Books
Sep 10, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 10

In which Wellingtonians turn out for Sir Michael Cullen.

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Books
Sep 7, 2021

The Unity Books children’s bestseller chart for the month of August

The books you snapped up in the first half of the month, before lockdown hit.

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Books
Sep 4, 2021
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Sep 3, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the strange week ending September 3

Welcome to the second edition of the lockdown charts. Well, this round of them anyway.

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Books
Aug 27, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the strange week ending August 27

Book sales are on ice and so are our usual charts. However!

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Books
Aug 20, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the strange week ending August 20

The books you scooped up as the doors swung shut.

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Books
Aug 13, 2021
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Aug 6, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending 6 August

The little book that could and did is back at number one.

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Books
Jul 31, 2021
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Jul 30, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 30

What did you add to the to-read pile last week?

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Books
Jul 26, 2021

Goddesses respond to Karlo Mila’s book of poems, Goddess Muscle

Six short and loving reviews of a landmark work.

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Jul 23, 2021
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Jul 16, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 16

This week: a mystery wrapped in a top 10 list.

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Books
Jul 9, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 9

The to-read list continues to grow exponentially.

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Books
Jul 3, 2021
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Jul 2, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 2

The books that sold like hotcakes (mmm, hotcakes) this week.

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Books
Jun 25, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending June 25

The books that tickled your fancy this week.

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Books
Jun 18, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending 18 June

All the good stuff you snaffled this week.

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Books
Jun 11, 2021

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