The week’s best-selling books at the two Unity stores.
1 Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House by Michael Wolff (Little Brown, $38)
2 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.
4 Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry (Michael Joseph, $37)
5 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.
6 Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan (Little Brown, $38)
Historical fiction; Spinoff reviewer Guy Somerset hated it.
7 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.
9 Tinkering: The Complete Book of John Clarke by John Clarke (Text, $40)
10 Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli & Francesca Cavallo (Particular Books, $40)
Phenomenal kids book, still going strong.
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)
8 Bird Words: NZ Writers on Birds edited by Elisabeth Easther (Vintage NZ, $35)
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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