Fiction reading guide
Whatever kind of fiction you’re into, there’s a great story here for you.
Collection of YA fiction and graphic novels written by and/or starring Māori characters and culture, for teens.
Sometimes you just need a quick read - a short book that you can pick up and polish off fast.
A varied list of books by Aotearoa writers. Our authors write from multiple perspectives, across all kinds of genres.
Read messy love-triangle stories or sweeping historical epics; bittersweet romantic tragedies or hilarious meet-cute mishaps.
If you need a 'classic' read for NCEA or just want some great books that have stood the test of time - all published before 1960.
Secret longing, pompous men who turn out to have hearts of gold, and family, legal, or societal pressures getting in the way of love.
Horror novel classics that have stood the test of time and will no doubt be enjoyed by generations of horror fans to come.
Classic tales that have stood the test of time. Go on a journey with beloved characters to far off lands filled with adventure.
New for Rangatahi
New for Rangatahi
Do some colouring in and introduce yourself in Rotuman [1MB PDF].
Stories about relationships, family, romance, activism, and struggle with a range of LGBTQIA+ characters. Printable author list (405 KB pdf)
Mystery is lurking everywhere from the school hallways to the shadows of the local woods. Printable author list (702 KB pdf).
Encounter magic and myth, journey with legendary heroes, or protect the world from monsters or oppression. Printable author list (370KB pdf)
Travel into grim futures not-so-far-removed from the world as we know it. Printable author list (939 KB pdf).
Stories firmly rooted in the issues that affect us today. Funny, heartbreaking, realistic, engrossing. Printable author list (478KB pdf).
Not sure what to try next? Try our reading guides, or tell us your preferences and we'll make a custom reading list just for you!
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