The Spinoff Review of Books

Books
Mar 5, 2021
Mature man in bath with waterlilies and wine, reading a book

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending March 5

Stuck at home for a week, Auckland decided to read about the Trojan War, and a pandemic.

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Books
Feb 27, 2021
Child reading book while floating on an inflatable ring in pool

The Unity Books children's bestseller chart for the month of February

A little light reading on the Treaty, philosophy and the history of humankind.

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Books
Feb 26, 2021
Aerial photo of young man lying in bright green grass, reading

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending February 26

A week dominated by homegrown non-fiction.

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Feb 19, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending February 19

Goodbye hygge, hello ikigai, "the happiness of always being busy".

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Feb 12, 2021
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Feb 9, 2021

NZ author Meg Mason just landed a huge US film deal

A Q&A with the New Zealand author of the moment.

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Books
Feb 5, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending 5 February

What you were reading the week before Waitangi.

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Feb 1, 2021
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Jan 29, 2021
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Jan 28, 2021
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Jan 22, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending January 22

This week's top books tend toward the existential.

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Jan 15, 2021
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Dec 22, 2020
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Dec 18, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending 18 December

Finally, we come to the final weekly chart of 2020.

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Books
Dec 4, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending December 4

The only published and available best-selling indie book chart in New Zealand.

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Books
Nov 27, 2020

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

Knock knock, who's there – it's the best-loved kids' books in the country this week.

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Books
Nov 27, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 26

Inside: a peek at what you'll be reading on Boxing Day, probably.

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Books
Nov 20, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 20

Obama's memoir enters the chart with a landslide.

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Books
Nov 13, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 13

What you read when you weren't doomscrolling this week.

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Books
Nov 6, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending 6 November

Delighted to see Wellington's number one this week – it's been on the charts since March, just about, and is finally sitting pretty.

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Books
Oct 30, 2020

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

Sure, you could go and play outside. Or you could snuggle up with a stack of books.

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Books
Oct 30, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 30

Weird old list this week, featuring Sally Rooney (once), K-pop (once), and moles (twice).

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Books
Oct 16, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 16

The best reads of the week are all in here, waiting.

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Books
Oct 9, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 9

Who knew Chelsea Winter had such a vicious streak?

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Oct 2, 2020

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

Come for the very bad dog pun, stay for the very good news about Mophead.

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