Women’s Reads

Lane Roanoke is fifteen when she comes to live with her grandparents and fireball cousin, Allegra, at the Roanoke family’s rural estate following the suicide of her mother. Over one long, hot summer, Lane experiences the benefits of being one of the beloved beautiful Roanoke girls. What she slowly comes to realise though, is that… Read More

Emily, a Wellington mother of two young boys, wrote a blog post in the middle of the night back in March 2015. Within just a few days it was read by more than one million people. Since then her posts, often written in in the wee small hours, have consoled, celebrated and cheered on millions… Read More

In her new standalone, satirical novel, bestselling author Sophie Kinsella offers some sharp observations of these days when social media is king and what you see is very seldom what you get. Generously peppered with her trademark humour, workplace drama and budding love, My Not So Perfect Life is a quirky read with delightful characters… Read More

How Not to Fall in Love, Actually is one of my favourite types of novels. That is, it’s the type that sets the bar really high so that any books of the genre I read after it have to work really hard to stand up against it. Debut novelist Catherine Bennetto has written exactly my… Read More

Lucy Dillon’s uplifting and satisfying new comfort read, about family and love, offers a satisfying literary escape that will tug at your heartstrings. Chock-full of thought-provoking themes that include parenting, marriage, honesty and choices, All I Ever Wanted tackles both emotional issues and family dynamics in an easy, well-paced story, complete with a loveable pair… Read More

Interview: Kara Isaac

Wellington’s own Kara Isaac, contemporary romance author of Close to You and the just released  Can’t Help Falling, chats to NZ Booklovers abut Narnia, writing and some of her favourite things. Can’t Help Falling centres around two Narnia fans. What is your relationship with this classic series? I’ve loved the Chronicles of Narnia since I was a… Read More

When you combine wardrobes and teacups, good things are inevitable, and Can’t Help Falling is proof of that. This beautifully written book is the second novel by New Zealand author Kara Isaac. It will appeal to you if you enjoy a hearty dose of fairy-tale romance, are a fan of the Chronicles of Narnia, or… Read More

Harmless Like You tells the parallel stories of Yuki, a young Japanese woman living in 1960s New York, and Jay, the son she subsequently abandons. When Yuki is 16 her family move back to Tokyo but, despite having no friends, she decides to stay on in America to pursue her true love, art. The story of… Read More

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