1 The Invisible Load by Dr Libby Weaver (Little Green Frog Publishing, $39.95)
Stress self-helper with emphasis on things like irritable bowel syndrome.
2 Perform Under Pressure by Ceri Evans (HarperCollins, $39.99)
Pressure self-helper with emphasis on things like feeling chill but not too chill.
3 Brothers in Black by Jamie Wall (Allen & Unwin, $36.99)
4 The Brilliance of Birds by Skye Wishart & Edin Whitehead (Penguin Random House, $55)
5 The Note Through the Wire by Doug Gold (Allen & Unwin, $36.99)
Wartime love story.
6 Māori Made Easy Workbook 1/Kete 1 by Scotty Morrison (Penguin Random House, $25)
Te reo self-helper.
7 Māori Made Easy by Scotty Morrison (Penguin Random House, $38)
8 Māori at Work by Scotty Morrison (Penguin Random House, $35)
9 The New Everyday (Hachette, $39.99)
The latest Food in a Minute cookbook prepared by cordon bleu chef Di Swann; includes the meal of the nation, mac and cheese.
10 How to Escape from Prison by Paul Wood (HarperCollins, $37.99)
Freedom from your negative thoughts self-helper.
1 The Absolute Book by Elizabeth Knox (Victoria University Press, $35)
“An epic 650-page novel that moves between real and fantasy worlds. Its likeable human protagonist, Taryn Cornick, encounters demons, fairy people and talking birds. In one early scene, ordinary characters in a contemporary French town are transported into a parallel universe…I enjoyed it outrageously:” Charlotte Grimshaw, the Listener.
2 Scented by Laurence Fearnley (Penguin Random House, $38)
3 When It All Went to Custard by Danielle Hawkins (HarperCollins, $35)
4 Call Me Evie by JP Pomare (Hachette, $24.99)
“Genuinely devastated”, wrote the author on Twitter this week, in response to the news that Maketū Pies was placed in receivership. His thriller is set Maketū. Former employee Ronnie Tapsell-Walters told Bay of Plenty Times reporter Zoe Hunter, “It has employed so much of Maketū. For a lot of them that is their only income for the house.”
5 Lost and Somewhere Else by Jenny Bornholdt (Victoria University Press, $25)
Where do I stand?
in the little square of sunlight
by the back door.
6 A Dream of Italy by Nicky Pellegrino (Hachette, $24.99)
7 Moth Hour by Anne Kennedy (Auckland University Press, $24.99)
Letter to Philip in Heaven or Hell or on the cloud
of unknowing. We’re still suspended here, as ever.
8 Legacy by Whiti Hereaka (Huia Publishers, $25)
YA Māori fiction.
9 Whatever it Takes by Paul Cleave (Upstart Press, $37.99)
10 The Gulf Between by Maxine Alterio (Penguin Random House, $38)