The Book Review Schedule - March 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 Mar Leonard: A Life
William Shatner
Macmillan $37.99
David Hill
2 Mar

The Portable Veblen
Elizabeth McKenzie
Fourth Estate $34.99

Leah McFall
3 Mar Rachel's Legacy
Julie Thomas
Harper Collins $34.99
Rae McGregor
4 Mar   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
7 Mar Orphan X
Gregg Hurwitz
Penguin Random House $37.00
Graham Beattie
8 Mar Moranifesto
Caitlin MOran
Penguin Random House $40.00
Phil VIne
9 Mar  

NZ Literature Review

Louise O'Brien
10 Mar

Postponed until April

Much Ado About Shakespeare
Donovan Bixley
Upstart Press $34.99

Lisa Finucane
11 Mar  

Unity Books Review

14 Mar A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled
Ruby Wax
Penguin Random House $37.00
Elisabeth Easther
15 Mar Six Four
Hideo Yokoyama
Hachette $37.99
Quentin Johnson
16 Mar The Girl Who Came Back
Susan Lewis
Penguin Random House $37.00
Ralph McAllister
17 Mar The Good Liar
Nicholas Searle
Penguin Random House $37.00
John King
18 Mar  

Children's Book Review

John McIntyre
21 Mar Cometh the Hour: Clifton Chronicles #6
Jeffrey Archer
Macmillan $49.99
Gina Rogers
22 Mar Rushing for Gold
Edited by Lloyd Carpenter & Lyndon Fraser
Otago University Press $45.00
Harry Broad
23 Mar In a Slant Light - A Poet's Memoir
Cilla McQueen
Otago University Press $35.00
Anne Else
24 Mar Absence
Joanna King
Penguin Random House $38.00
Crystal Beavis
25 Mar   Good Friday  
28 Mar   Easter Monday  
29 Mar   NZ Literature Review  
30 Mar Under the Influence
Joyce Maynard
HarperCollins $34.99
Jane Westaway
31 Mar A History of New Zealand Women
Barbara Brookes
Bridget Williams Books $69.99
Carole Beu