The Book Review Schedule - December 2015

The following books are scheduled for review on the Nine to Noon Show, Radio New Zealand National, weekday mornings at about 10.35am. The book reviews on this show are facilitated by Booksellers NZ.

Contact Fiona Stewart ( at Booksellers NZ for more information on how to submit a title. 

Books for review are independently selected and assigned to reviewers by the Nine to Noon team, and may be submitted by any New Zealand Publisher directly to Booksellers New Zealand with the submission forms attached..

Publishers have advised that all books listed in the month below are expected to be in bookstores by the date of review. Booksellers NZ makes every effort to ensure details are correct. Review dates may, however, be subject to change.

The printable list can be found here

After the live broadcast, podcasts of the reviews below are available from the Radio NZ website, by clicking on each book title below, care of Radio NZ National (

1 Dec History's People: Personalities and the Past
Margaret MacMillan
Text Publishing $40
Lisa Finucane
2 Dec

The Scene of the Crime
Steve Braunias
HarperCollins NZ $36.99

David Hill
3 Dec   The Road from Rosehall
Mike Munro
Gyles Beckford
4 Dec   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
7 Dec The Plays of Bruce Mason
John Smythe
Victoria University Press $40.00
Ralph McAllister
8 Dec Te Whiti O Rongomai and the Resistance of Parihaka
Danny Keenan
Huia Publishers $45.00
Harry Broad
9 Dec  

NZ Literature Review

Harry Ricketts
10 Dec The Sartorialist: X
Scott Schuman
Penguin $50.00
Jane Westaway
11 Dec  

Unity Books Review

14 Dec According to Yes
Dawn French
Penguin Random House/Michael Joseph $37.00
Elisabeth Easther
15 Dec A Wild Swan
Michael Cunningham & Yuko Shimizu
HarperCollins/Fourth Estate $29.99
Gail Pittaway
16 Dec Six Days in Leningrad
Paullina Simons
HarperCollins $34.99
Gina Rogers
17 Dec In Order to Live
Yeonmi Park

Penguin Random House/Fig Tree $37.00
Quentin Johnson
18 Dec  

Children's Book Review

John McIntyre
21 Dec After You
Jojo Moyes
Penguin $37.00
Crystal Beavis
22 Dec Polynesian Panthers
edited by Melani Anae, Leilani Tamu and Lautofa Luli
Huia Publishers $40.00
Paul Diamond
23 Dec   NZ Literature Review Louise O'Brien
24 Dec  
Christmas Eve Show