The Book Review Schedule - May 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 Sarah Forster ( 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 (

2 May Fool Me Once
Harlan Coben
Penguin Random House $37.00
Lisa Finucane
3 May

Dodge Rose
Jack Cox
Text Publishing $30.00

Stella Chrysostomou
4 May  

NZ Literature Review

5 May


Everywhere I Look
Helen Garner
Text Publishing $37.00

David Hill
6 May  

Unity Books Review

9 May  

In Dark Places: Confessions of Teina Pora and an Ex-Cop's Fight for Justice
Michael Bennett

Chris Gallavin
10 May The Nest
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
HarperCollins $37.00
Sonja de Friez

11 May

The Course of Love
Alain de Botton
Penguin Random House $37.00

Phil Vine
12 May Girls on Fire
Robin Wasserman
Hachette $36.99
Charlotte Graham
13 May   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
16 May The Sport of Kings
C.E. Morgan
HarperCollins $34.99
Jenna Todd
17 May

Sleeping Giants
Sylvain Neuvel
Penguin Random House $37.00

Quentin Johnson
18 May   NZ Literature Review  
19 May Men
Marie Darrieussecq
Text Publishing $37.00

Anne Else
20 May   Unity Books Review  
23 May   The End of Alchemy
Mervyn King
Gyles Beckford
24 May First Day of the Somme
Andrew MacDonald
HarperCollins $39.99
Harry Broad
25 May We'll Always Have Paris
Emma Beddington
Macmillan $37.99
Leah McFall
26 May   A French Wedding
Hannah Tunnicliffe
Macmillan $37.99
Gina Rogers
27 May   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
30 May Two Decades Naked
Leigh Hopkinson
Hachette $37.99
Naomi Arnold
31 May Katherine of Aragon
Alison Weir
Hachette $37.99
Lisa Finucane