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Wondering what to read next, or looking for a book as a gift for someone special in your life? We regularly update this list of our current bestselling books so you can keep your finger on the pulse of our most popular reads. These are our top books of the moment.

  • Get ready for a whole new look into Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Introducing the newest Wimpy Kid author—Rowley Jefferson!

  • A leading economist shows why current economic thinking doesn't work – and what should take its place

  • The thrilling new romance from E L James, author of the phenomenal number 1 bestselling Fifty Shades trilogy

  • An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States.

  • Over mountains and across rivers, this delightful true story traces a high-country cat’s epic, five-week journey home to New Zealand’s most remote station.

  • Ranginui, Papatuanuku, Maui, Tawhaki . . . our enduring stories retold.

  • The fourth novel in the Harriet Blue series sees Harry on the hunt for a missing mother and child, while also trying to solve the murder of a prison doctor.

  • Jamie's 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food is the brand new cookbook from Jamie Oliver.

  • Winner of the 2019 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize, the NZ Booklovers Award and the NZSA Heritage Book Award for Fiction.

  • A stunning and timely new novel from the multi-million bestselling and award-winning author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.

  • Fun, user-friendly and relevant to modern readers, Scotty Morrison's Maori Made Easy is the one-stop resource for anyone wanting to learn the basics of the Maori language.

  • An extraordinary memoir about a woman's discovery of education, its transformative power and the price she has to pay for it.

  • 130 brilliantly simple, brand-new recipes from the bestselling author of Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook.

  • The most hotly anticipated paperback thriller of the year follows our hero Jack Reacher on a quest into his father's past, and climaxes in the most stomach-clenching, hair-raising, blood-curdling ticking time bomb of an adventure yet.

  • The runaway international bestseller Lilac Girls introduced the real-life heroine Caroline Ferriday. Now Lost Roses, set a generation earlier and also inspired by true events, features Caroline’s mother, Eliza, and follows three equally indomitable women from St Petersburg to Paris under the shadow of World War I.

  • A series of special editions of the best popular science books to explore the patterns of our planet. Designed by Patternity, the award-winning creative studio and pattern consultancy.

  • Comedian, screenwriter & bestselling author Ben Elton, returns with a blistering satire of the world as it crumbles around us. No one is safe as he sends up everything from fake news culture to extreme gender politics, from political sloganism to the power of the hashtag, and everything in between.

  • A wide-ranging family story stretching from the early days of European settlement of Wellington to contemporary farming in the Rangitikei area.

  • A psychological drama of cat and mouse, A Ladder to the Sky shows how easy it is to achieve the world if you are prepared to sacrifice your soul.

  • From 'the master storyteller of the human race' (Daily Mail), a brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't.

  • The latest action-packed Dirk Pitt adventure novel from the UK No. 1 bestseller Clive Cussler.

  • Research professor and TED talk phenomenon Dr Brené Brown reveals how to choose courage over comfort, so we can step up, make a difference and dare to lead.

  • Truly the best of John Boyne - hilarious, touching and deeply sad The Heart's Invisible Furies is the breakout book Boyne was born to write.

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