BooksJuly 21, 2017

The Unity Books best-seller chart for the week ending July 21


The best-selling books at the two best bookstores in the galaxy.

NOTE: The Spinoff’s mystery bestseller commentator is off on a hike or something, leaving this week’s list stripped of furniture. But the important details still remain.


1 A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman (Vintage, $26)

2 No Is Not Enough: Defending the New Shock Politics by Naomi Klein (Allen Lane, $35)

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

4 Iceland by Dominic Hoey (Steele Roberts, $35)

5 The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Hamish Hamilton, $38)

6 Black Marks on the White Page edited by Witi Ihimaera & Tina Makereti (Vintage, $40)

7 Men Without Women: Stories by Haruki Murakami (Harvill Secker, $45)

8 Known and Strange Things: Essays by Teju Cole (Faber, $33)

9 Art Sex Music by Cosey Fanni Tutti (Faber, $40)

10 Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse (WW Norton & Co, $31)


1 New Animals by Pip Adam (Victoria University Press, $30)

2 Our Future Is In The Air by Tim Corballis (Victoria University Press, $30)

Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Hamish Hamilton, $38)

Home: New Writing edited by Thom Conroy (Massey University Press, $40)

Power by Naomi Alderman (Penguin, $26)

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

No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics by Naomi Klein (Allen lane, $35)

8 Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris (Hachette, $38)

9 Totara: A Natural & Cultural History by Philip Simpson (Auckland University Press, $75)

10 Rise & Fall of D.O.D.O. by Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland (Borough Press $37)

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Mad Chapman, Editor
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