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Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending January 19

The week’s best-selling books at the two Unity stores.

AUCKLAND UNITY

1 Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff (Little Brown, $38)

Fake news.

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman (Picador, $35)

The book that got made into the movie.

3 Solar Bones by Mike McCormack (Canongate, $23)

This is that novel written in a single motherfucking sentence.

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry (Michael Joseph, $37)

Junk.

Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard (Profile Books, $23)

“In this brilliant book, the classicist charts misogyny from ancient Greece and Rome to today, and issues a clarion call that it is not women but power that must change”: The Guardian.

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (Little Brown, $38)

Historical fiction; Spinoff reviewer Guy Somerset hated it.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill (Allen & Unwin, $19)

Fantasy fiction. “As exciting and layered as classics like Peter Pan or The Wizard of Oz“: The New York Times.

8 Hideaways by Sam Stuchbury (Godwit, $50)

Pictures. “Whether you’re an urban dweller looking for an escape to somewhere remote or a homebody who prefers to let their mind do the wandering, Sam Stuchbury and Hilary Ngan Kee have created the perfect book for you”: Natalia Didovich, New Zealand House & Garden.

Tinkering: The Complete Book of John Clarke by John Clarke (Text, $40)

Genius.

10 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo (Particular Books, $40)

Phenomenal kids book, still going strong.

WELLINGTON UNITY

1 Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff (Little Brown, $38)

2 Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell (Profile Books, $33)

“The owner of The Bookshop in Wigtown, Scotland’s largest second-hand bookshop, publishes his insightful diaries about bookselling”: The Independent.

3 Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard (Profile Books, $23)

4 The Power by Naomi Alderman (Penguin, $26)

Novel about a society run by women who can shoot electricity from their hands.

5 A History of Bees by Maja Lunde (Simon & Schuster, $38)

We look forward to the forthcoming review by Rachael King.

6 Tinkering: The Complete Book of John Clarke by John Clarke (Text Publishing, $40)

7 Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House by Luke Harding (Guardian Faber, $33)

Fake news.

8 Bird Words: NZ Writers on Birds edited by Elisabeth Easther (Vintage NZ, $35)

Pleasant compendium.

9 Talking to My Daughter About the Economy by Yanis Varoufakis (The Bodley Head, $35)

Finance made simple.

10 Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry (Michael Joseph, $37)


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