The Spinoff Review of Books

Books
Nov 27, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 26

Inside: a peek at what you'll be reading on Boxing Day, probably.

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Books
Nov 20, 2020
Doug Stuart on big screen during Booker Prize 2020 ceremony

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 20

Obama's memoir enters the chart with a landslide.

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Books
Nov 13, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending November 13

What you read when you weren't doomscrolling this week.

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Books
Nov 6, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending 6 November

Delighted to see Wellington's number one this week – it's been on the charts since March, just about, and is finally sitting pretty.

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Books
Oct 30, 2020

The Unity Books children’s bestseller chart for the month of October

Sure, you could go and play outside. Or you could snuggle up with a stack of books.

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Books
Oct 30, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 30

Weird old list this week, featuring Sally Rooney (once), K-pop (once), and moles (twice).

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Books
Oct 16, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 16

The best reads of the week are all in here, waiting.

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Books
Oct 9, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 9

Who knew Chelsea Winter had such a vicious streak?

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Books
Oct 2, 2020

The Unity children’s bestseller chart for the month of September

Come for the very bad dog pun, stay for the very good news about Mophead.

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Books
Oct 2, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending October 2

A refreshing list featuring absolutely no politics. Not even Trump.

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Books
Sep 25, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 25

The only published and available best-selling indie book chart in New Zealand is the top 10 sales list recorded every week at Unity Books’ stores.

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Books
Sep 18, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 18

Featuring two splendidly complicated cookbooks, the new Elena Ferrante, and a mushroom obsessive.

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Books
Sep 11, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending September 11

A splendid compendium of Māori food continues to carve up the charts.

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Sep 4, 2020
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Aug 28, 2020

The Unity children’s bestseller chart for the month of August

What were our kids reading during the strange month of August 2020?

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Books
Aug 28, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the strange week ending August 28

The books that got you through the last week of lockdown round two.

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Books
Aug 21, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the strange week ending August 21

How did the second week of the second lockdown treat your to-read piles?

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Books
Aug 14, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the strange week ending August 14

The books you're making a beeline for as we head back into lockdown.

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Books
Aug 12, 2020

This children’s book awards speech is the happy cry you need right now

A round-up of winners and general loveliness from the 2020 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

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Books
Aug 7, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending August 7

A great New Zealand graphic novel enters the chart at number one.

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Books
Aug 1, 2020

The Unity children’s bestseller chart for the month of July

Forget the Anthropocene, we are living in the age of the kiwi – as far as kids books go, anyway.

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Books
Jul 31, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 31

Within: A Donald Trump origin story, rats, the New Conservatives, and some absolutely stinging takedowns.

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Books
Jul 24, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 24

A big week for anti-racism, Judith Collins, and Donald Trump.

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Books
Jul 17, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 17

Dismantling racism continues to dominate your to-read piles this week.

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Books
Jul 10, 2020

The Unity Books bestseller chart for the week ending July 10

The books that kept you warm through this cruelly cold week.

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