The Spinoff Review of Books

Books
May 3, 2021
We're looking at a woman standing in the sea, her back to us, hair up showing the tattoo on her neck. The sea is a collage.

Poetry season: A dip in the deep briny blue with Grace Iwashita-Taylor

Think of it as a music video for poetry.

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Books
May 1, 2021
A cushion fort set up in a dark room, with fairy lights, two little boys reading books inside.

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

What got the kids through the autumn school hols?

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Books
Apr 30, 2021
Woman lying on carpet, reading, surrounded by stacks of books.

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending April 30

What you were buying two weeks out from the book awards.

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Apr 28, 2021
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Apr 23, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending April 23

What you added to the to-read pile this week.

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Books
Apr 19, 2021

Poetry season: Introducing a series of original poems on film

Poetry set to film, on West Coast beaches.

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Apr 16, 2021
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Apr 9, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller list for the week ending April 9

The rock star books you bought this week.

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Books
Apr 6, 2021

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

A month of buzzy YA and beautiful picture books.

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Books
Apr 2, 2021

The Unity Books bestseller list for the week ending April 2

The only published and available best-selling indie book chart in New Zealand is the top 10 sales list recorded every week at Unity Books’ stores in High St, Auckland, and Willis St, Wellington.

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Mar 26, 2021
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Mar 25, 2021

Brace yourself for karaoke poetry

Within: a wonderful poem about Brooke Fraser and growing up Hutt, by Vanessa Mei Crofskey.

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Mar 19, 2021
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Mar 12, 2021
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Mar 5, 2021

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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Feb 27, 2021

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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Feb 26, 2021
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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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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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Books
Jan 15, 2021

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