Category: NZ Book Awards

Coming Rain – Stephen Daisley

READ FOR NZ BOOK AWARDS Two lone companions take work shearing for a large farm, where the younger of them, Lew, falls in love with the farmer’s daughter, Clara. ➤ “My initial thoughts of Coming Rain were that it reminded me of John Steinbeck’s… Continue Reading “Coming Rain – Stephen Daisley”

The Invisible Mile – David Conventry

READ FOR NZ BOOK AWARDS “The story of the 1928 Ravat-Wonder team from New Zealand and Australia who were the first English-speaking team to ride to Tour de France, with memories of WWI fresh in their minds.” ➤ “The Invisible Mile was a hypnotic read;… Continue Reading “The Invisible Mile – David Conventry”

The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton

READ FOR BOOKERTHON A murder mystery set in the Hokitika goldfields in 1866. ❖ “The Luminaries is a ghost story and murder mystery set in  Hokitika, New Zealand. It is 832 pages and won the Booker Prize. “Its protagonist Walter Moody comes across 12 men… Continue Reading “The Luminaries – Eleanor Catton”

The Whale Rider – Witi Ihimaera

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy Kahu Apirana is a 12-year-old Maori girl who wants to become the chief of her tribe, but must battle her great-grandfather to make herself heard. ♥ “Maori chief Koro Apirana is angered when his grandson’s wife gives birth… Continue Reading “The Whale Rider – Witi Ihimaera”

The Bone People – Keri Hulme

READ FOR BOOKCLUB Chosen by Suzy A New Zealand book which is an unusual love story, depicting a utopian unity between Maori and Western culture ⚈ “Kerewin Holmes is a reclusive painter who is trying to pick up the pieces of her life. Joe… Continue Reading “The Bone People – Keri Hulme”