What an excellent book; a really engrossing read that is brilliantly written. Sometimes it is hard to pinpoint exactly what it is about a novel that makes it so good, and makes you read it in a rush. Just making the reader eager to keep turning the pages is one of those factors. But for… 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

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

A French Wedding is Hannah Tunnicliffe’s third novel. Her first two are The Colour of Tea and Season of Salt and Honey. A New Zealander, Tunnicliffe dodges the title and writes firmly international chit lit fiction. In A French Wedding Tunnicliffe returns to familiar territory, exploring her passion for food and love stories. Rock star Max… Read More

Teresa Driscoll’s debut novel Recipes for Melissa is a moving, beautifully written book about mothers and daughters and the love between them. When Melissa Dance was eight years old her mother died. Seventeen years later, after her twenty-fifth birthday, she meets with a lawyer who gives her a journal, left to her by her mother… Read More

With the days getting shorter, colder and altogether nastier, the time is right to escape under a comforting blanket with an equally comforting read. NZ Booklovers has some suggestions for books that will help you keep the winter blues at bay. 1. Chocolat, by Joanne Harris The name of the novel really says it all… Read More

I don’t read chick lit. There, I said it. I’m a complete snob, I know, but I always turn my nose up at the sections marked ‘Women’s Fiction’ in bookshops; you know the ones, pink placards festooned with twee little drawings of lipsticks and stilettos (because that’s all we think about; am I right, ladies?)… Read More

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