The Book Review Schedule - November 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 (

2 Nov The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island
Bill Bryson
Penguin Random House/Doubleday $50.00
Gyles Beckford
3 Nov

A Few of the Girls
Maeve Binchy
Hachette/Orion $34.99

Crystal Beavis
4 Nov Career of Evil
Robert Galbraith
Hachette/LittleBrown $37.99
Lisa Finucane
5 Nov The Grown Up
Gillian Flynn
Hachette/Orion $9.99
Elisabeth Easther
6 Nov   Children's Book Review John McIntyre
9 Nov Boundaries
Brian Turner
Penguin Random House/Godwit $45.00
Harry Broad
10 Nov Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It
Daniel Klein
Text Publishing $37.00
Phil Vine
11 Nov  

NZ Literature Review

Harry Ricketts
12 Nov Midnight Sun
Jo Nesbo
Penguin Random House/Harvill Secker $28.00
Graham Beattie
13 Nov  

Unity Books Review

16 Nov Slade House
David Mitchell
Hachette/Hodder $29.99
Jane Westaway
17 Nov A Banquet of Consequences
Elizabeth George
Hachette/Hodder $37.00
Gail Pittaway
18 Nov Island Home
Tim Winton
Penguin Random House/Hamish Hamilton $45.00
Quentin Johnson
19 Nov Avenue of Mysteries
John Irving
Penguin Random House/Doubleday $38.00
Rae McGregor
20 Nov  

Children's Book Review

John McIntyre
23 Nov The Stories of Bill Manhire
Bill Manhire
Victoria University Press $40.00
Sonja de Friez
24 Nov Wildflower
Drew Barrymore
Penguin Random House/Virgin Books $38.00
Gina Rogers
25 Nov   NZ Literature Review  
26 Nov Pour Me a Life
A.A. Gill
Hachette/Orion $39.99
Anne Else
27 Nov  
Unity Books Review
30 Nov Even Dogs in the Wild
Ian Rankin
Hachette/Orion $37.99
Ralph McAllister