Home book seller The list of the best-selling books

The list of the best-selling books


Reading room

The best-selling New Zealand books this week, like recorded by Nielsen BookScan bestseller list in New Zealand and described by Steve Braunias


1 The last guests by JP Pomare (Hachette, $ 34.99)

The latest detective novel by the Melbourne-based New Zealand writer.

2 Auē by Becky Manawatu (Makaro Press, $ 35)

Becky Manawatu CV, abbreviated: Worked in a seafood factory. Sale of lotto tickets. Cooked on his father’s boat. Reported for Westport News. Won the Jann Medlicott Acorn Award for Fiction at the 2020 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards and the Best Detective Novel Award at the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards.

3 Double helix by Eileen Merriman (Penguin Random House, $ 36)

“Jake Heremaia knows he has a high probability of having inherited a fatal disease. Huntington’s disease killed his mother and tormented his extended family. Double helix, the latest novel by bestselling author Eileen Merriman, asks us to reflect: How do you learn to live knowing that your genetics can be a time bomb? How do you plan for the future, build a relationship and consider starting a family, with a genetic sword of Damocles hanging forever above your head? … An entertaining and all-round love story adorable fact, a gripping medical drama and thought-provoking a dive into contemporary ethical issues “: from a rave review by Tiffany Matsis, this week in Reading room.

4 Tell me lies by JP Pomare (Hachette, $ 29.99)

Pomare’s previous novel, named this week on the shortlist for the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Thriller Book. It is a particularly strong area this year. Pomaré opposes literary novels The counting stick by Carl Nixon and Strands by Brannavan Gnanalingam, and more conventional detective stories The Murder Club by Nikki Crutchley and Secrets of strangers by Charité Norman.

5 The cousins by Patricia Grace (Penguin Random House, $ 26)

From a semi-macroné New York Times review of the film based on Grace’s 1992 novel: “The Maori family in the heart of The cousins greet each other by pressing their foreheads and noses together. The camera does the same: it scrutinizes the faces of the characters deeply, as if printing them on its lens…. The film shakes in sound, color, and feeling, drawing much of its power from an excellent cast (especially Te Raukura Gray and Ana Scotney as child and adult Mata). Not only do the actors who play different versions of each character have striking similarities to each other, but pain – for their whanau (extended family), for their home and heritage – continues through their performances. They powerfully embody the Maori belief that genealogical ties can never be severed. “

6 Loop tracks by Sue Orr (Victoria University Press, $ 35)

Eileen Merriman and her chicken read it.

7 Insect week by Airini Beautrais (Victoria University Press, $ 30)

A collection of short stories featuring a modern classic, “Psycho Ex”.

8 Greta and Valdin by Rebecca K. Reilly (Victoria University Press, $ 35)

“Best Novel of the Year:” Ash Davida Jane, Stuff.

9 The author’s cut by Owen Marshall (Penguin Random House, $ 36)

A sort of collection of short stories of the greatest success of the maestro of the South Island.

ten Crazy Love by Rosetta Allan (Penguin Random House, $ 36)

Love story, which features a soliloquy by the main character: “Each of us has vices to get through difficult times. We are looking for solutions and help. in the closets with my dog, running away, staying in bed, a little booze, a lot of booze, marijuana, fights and rushing out. It all works. None of this works.


1 After Tampa by Abbas Nazari (Allen & Unwin, $ 36.99)

Memory of a refugee who fled the Taliban.

2 National identity by Simon Bridges (HarperCollins, $ 37.99)

Essays of the former and possibly the next leader of the National Party.

3 Impostor by Matt Chisholm (Allen & Unwin, $ 36.99)

Memoir of a television presenter who struggled with depression and alcohol.

4 Steve Hansen: The Legacy by Gregor Paul (HarperCollins, $ 49.99)


5 Aroha by Hinemoa Elder (Penguin Random House, $ 30)

As stated in Gulf News, Waiheke Island resident’s bestseller was recommended by the Oprah Book Club. “It’s amazing,” Dr. Elder told the newspaper. “Part of me is still in shock. I think I’m one of the few people from Aotearoa who was on his list of books. What that means to me is that I have the impression of following in the footsteps of our tÅ«puna, of following the ancestors of Te Wharehuia Milroy. To move forward and share our culture and share these aspects of our reo and our tikanga, I feel sure the right way, that’s what I’m supposed to do… My whanau are so excited for me, for the book and for our cultural approaches to be recognized as well. It’s amazing, it’s very special. Oprah is a amazing woman, amazing pioneer in her field, I think she is amazing. Being associated with her book club is incredibly prestigious. It’s an amazing and quite breathtaking time for me and my whanau.

6 Maori made easy by Scotty Morrison (Penguin Random House, $ 38)

Maori Language Week is held weekly.

7 Labor saving by Michael Cullen (Allen & Unwin, $ 49.99)

Cullen passed away on August 19. Chris Trotter wrote on the Interest website: “Michael Cullen will miss those center-left. They will miss his prodigious intellect and wickedly witty tongue. They will miss his wisdom. He left them with a riddle, however. Who was he? That radical history lecturer who … then accepted a knighthood? That left-wing reputed MP who was willing to sell Rogernomics to a confused and dismayed Labor Party? The Labor Minister of Finance who left underfunded public housing and the children of beneficiaries without the help of Working For Families? “

8 One Maori phrase a day by Hemi Kelly (Penguin Random House, $ 30)

Maori Language Week is held weekly.

9 She ain’t your rehab by Matt Brown (Penguin Random House, $ 35)


ten Maori Made Easy Workbook 1 / Kete 1 by Scotty Morrison (Penguin Random House, $ 25)

Maori Language Week is held weekly.