This week’s Top 10 NZ books
This week's biggest-selling New Zealand books, as recorded by the Nielsen BookScan New Zealand bestseller list and described by Steve Braunias.
1 Perform Under Pressure by Ceri Evans (HarperCollins, $39.99)
"Gibberish”: from a perhaps slightly dismissive review of this self-helper about coping with pressure.
2 The Invisible Load by Dr Libby Weaver (Little Green Frog Publishing, $39.95)
Her latest self-helper about coping with stress has quite a good bit about undone dishes. When you see a pile, do you freak out, and recognise it as a metaphor for what a goddamned mess you’ve made of your life, or do you take a deep breath and accept that sometimes a filthy and disgusting sink is just one of those things?
3 First Map by Tessa Duder & David Elliot (HarperCollins, $49.99)
4 Brothers in Black by Jamie Wall (Allen & Unwin, $36.99)
5 Māori Made Easy by Scotty Morrison (Penguin Random House, $38)
6 The Brilliance of Birds by Skye Wishart & Edin Whitehead (Penguin Random House, $55)
7 Māori Made Easy Workbook 1/Kete 1 by Scotty Morrison (Penguin Random House, $25)
8 Māori at Work by Scotty Morrison (Penguin Random House, $35)
9 The Note Through the Wire by Doug Gold (Allen & Unwin, $36.99)
10 Native Son by Witi Ihimaera (Penguin Random House, $40)
ReadingRoom looks forward to publishing an excerpt next week – it’s about his warm friendship with Noel Hilliard, author of the classic novel Māori Girl and the-then books editor at the Listener - from this latest memoir by the great author.
1 The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox (Victoria University Press, $35)
ReadingRoom looks forward to the forthcoming review by Jane Stafford.
2 A Dream of Italy by Nicky Pellegrino (Hachette, $24.99)
3 Scented by Laurence Fearnley (Penguin Random House, $38)
Novel about a university lecturer who loses her job and sets out to create a perfume of herself.
4 Always Song in the Water by Gregory O'Brien (Auckland University Press, $45)
5 Call Me Evie by JP Pomare (Hachette, $24.99)
6 This Mortal Boy by Fiona Kidman (Penguin Random House, $38)
7 Listening In by Lynley Edmeades (Otago University Press, $27.50)
to form layers. My mother’s hand
upon the pillow, the pillow soft upon the bed.
8 Whatever it Takes by Paul Cleave (Upstart Press, $37.99)
9 How I Get Ready by Ashleigh Young (Victoria University Press, $25)
What song will they play if I don’t come home tonight?
I wished someone would write a song for me, then someone did
but it was a song berating me; it was called “Actually, Ashleigh”
10 The Cage by Lloyd Jones (Penguin Random House, $38)