Explore our section devoted to readers and writers - recommended reading, literary prizes, literary events, new titles, and more.
- Best reads of 2016
- Staff Pickles Best Reads of 2016
- Holiday reading Best books of 2016 for kids and teens
- Best New Zealand book covers of 2016
Check out our recommended reading and most borrowed items for each year.
Our team of staff pickles are here to bring you recommendations with flavour. We will be sharing booklists, book reviews, and blog posts - all about the books, movies, TV, and music we love.
Explore the award-winning books of the year — everything from history to poetry, science fiction to New Zealand literature.
If you like
Recommended books and authors in different styles and genres: great for exploring the world of books.
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Books and movies
Read the book — then see the film
Do you want to read a book before you see the film rather than the other way around? If so, we’ve gathered together some of the movies coming up that are based on books so that you can get in first.
Books made into film and television
Our listing of books made into movies and spin-offs from TV shows.
Reports and interviews from literary events.
- Auckland Writers Festival
- WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival, and events
- Literary events