The Book Review Schedule - February 2016

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 Feb The Death Ray Debacle
David McGill
Silver Owl Press $34.95
Harry Broad
2 Feb

For the Most Beautiful
Emily Hauser
Doubleday $37.00

Crystal Beavis
3 Feb   Coast.Country.Neighbourhood. City
Edited by Michael Barrett
Six Point Press $60.00
Mark Amery
4 Feb In the Cold Dark Ground
Stuart MacBride
HarperCollins $34.99
Lisa Finucane
5 Feb   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
8 Feb   Waitangi Day Holiday  
9 Feb Max
Sarah Cohen-Scali
Text Publishing $24.00
Paul Diamond
10 Feb  

NZ Literature Review

Louise O'Brien
11 Feb Exposure
Helen Dunmore
Hutchinson $37.00
Carole Beu
12 Feb  

Unity Books Review

15 Feb   Making It Up As I Go Along
Marian Keyes
Penguin $37.00
Elisabeth Easther
16 Feb I'll See You in Paris
Michelle Gable
St Martin's Press $34.99
Rae McGregor
17 Feb  

POSTPONED until March

The Portable Veblen
Elizabeth McKenzie
Fourth Estate $34.99

18 Feb Gratitude
Oliver Sacks
Picador $24.99
Phil Vine
19 Feb  

Children's Book Review

John McIntyre
22 Feb Venetian Rogues
Emanuel E Garcia
Serenissima Publications $25.00
Gail Pittaway
23 Feb Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
Sunil Yapa
Little Brown $37.99
Charlotte Graham
24 Feb   NZ Literature Review Harry Ricketts
25 Feb The Noise of Time
Julian Barnes
Jonathan Cape $38.00
Jane Westaway
26 Feb  
Unity Books Review
29 Feb The Romanovs
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Orion $49.99
Quentin Johnson