The Spinoff Review of Books

Books
Sep 24, 2021
Flaming comets falling to Earth, except the comets are all Sally Rooney novels

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
May 12, 2021
A collage on a gold background: five authors, smiling, and five book covers in an arc above them. Also, one of the authors is holding a black cat.

Surprise! Airini Beautrais has won the Acorn, and other big news from the Ockham book awards

Our books and poetry editors react to the biggest night in the New Zealand literary calendar.

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Books
May 10, 2021
Illustration of a pipi shell in sand, with sea foam, seen from above

Drop everything, there's a new poem by Hera Lindsay Bird

Video | Introducing the new and improved Do Not Go Gentle.

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Books
May 7, 2021
Books
May 3, 2021
Books
May 1, 2021

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

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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Books
Apr 28, 2021
Books
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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Books
Apr 16, 2021
Books
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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Books
Mar 26, 2021
Books
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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Books
Mar 19, 2021
Books
Mar 12, 2021
Books
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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Books
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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Books
Feb 26, 2021
Books
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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Books
Feb 12, 2021
Books
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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Books
Feb 1, 2021
Books
Jan 29, 2021

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