Book Club

Gillian McAllister’s new crime novel has been selected as Reese Witherspoon’s latest book club pick

Gillian McAllister’s new crime novel Wrong Place, Wrong Time has been selected as Reese Witherspoon’s latest book club pick.

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5 books you should read if you loved Where The Crawdads Sing

After it was published in 2018, Delia Owen’s breakout novel Where The Crawdads Sing has garnered worldwide acclaim, topping numerous bestseller lists […]

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New memoir from Downton’s Hugh Bonneville

Hugh Bonneville has announced details of his upcoming memoir and an accompanying book tour.

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Onemata head chef Rob Hope-Ede shares his 10 all-time favourite cookbooks

Having recently curated an all-new homegrown menu at Auckland’s fantastic Onemata restaurant, Head Chef Rob Hope-Ede has deep passion for simple, yet sensational flavours. Also a self-confessed cookbook addict, he has amassed an impressive library of culinary titles. Here, he shares his top 10 cookbooks of all time. 

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Everything we know about the last ‘Seven Sisters’ book

Lucinda Riley’s son, who has been tasked with finishing the final Seven Sisters book after his mother’s passing, has given fans a hint of what’s to come in the highly-anticipated eighth book.

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21 stunning cookbooks to have on your shelf

From culinary memoirs to food odysseys, these stunning cookbooks are the perfect addition to your kitchen.

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The Brontës to the Shelleys: new research suggests literary relatives share similar writing styles

From Jane Austen to James Patterson, every author has their own way of writing. And that writing is often discussed in terms of “style”.

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Joy Watson, beloved author of ‘Grandpa’s Slippers’, has passed away

The New Zealand literary community is mourning the loss of one of its most beloved children’s book authors. 

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5 romance reads to escape the lockdown blues

Book reviewer Olivia Blight (@sheread_what) shares her top picks for romance novels that will offer some escapism from the daily grind.

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The best new book releases to get you out of a reading slump

Looking for a new book to get lost in? From sweeping epics to page-turning mysteries to a brand new Sally Rooney, we round up the best new book releases. 

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Sophie Hardcastle’s highly-anticipated new novel explores the vagaries of consent

A new novel from author Sophie Hardcastle, Below Deck, is receiving high praise for its heartbreakingly poetic and haunting story about the vagaries of consent, and exploration of who has the space to speak and who is believed.

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The MiNDFOOD team recommends their favourite books

We ask the MiNDFOOD team what they’re reading this month.

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The benefits of reading

For many, curling up with a good book when it’s dark and dismal outside; or reaching for a pacy page-turner […]

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Book Review: The Weekend by Charlotte Wood

The Weekend By Charlotte Wood (Allen & Unwin) explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we’re forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. 

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Secret life of The Queen to be revealed in ‘unprecedented’ book

The Queen has given her confidante “unprecedented permission” to publish a tell-all book detailing their close friendship spanning 25 years.

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The Chain – a freak-out for parents

What would you do if you got a phone call from a stranger who said they had kidnapped your son or daughter and they were going to kill them unless you kidnapped someone else’s child?

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Surviving modern motherhood

Two courageous Kiwi women, one an author and the other a pediatrician, lay bare the raw joy, beauty, discomfort and […]

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Say Hello to Carly Findlay

By Cat Rodie Carly Findlay wishes that the strangers who stopped her in the street would just say ‘hello’. The […]

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52 of the best beer and wine bars in Melbourne

The world’s dominant beverages born of grape and grain have witnessed unprecedented growth over the past few years, and in […]

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Michelle Obama breaks ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ record

Former first lady Michelle Obama now has one of the top-selling books of the decade with her memoir ‘Becoming’. It’s been […]

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A children’s book subscription service with a uniquely Kiwi twist

For a country of just over 4 million people, way out in the Pacific, we sure seem to have a […]

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Christmas gift guide: Must-read books for summer

MiNDFOOD looked at what Sydney booksellers Meredith Drake of BIG W, Jon Page, of Pages and Pages and Grant Fehon, […]

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How to live life without fear

A new book series promises to equip individuals with the necessary skills to achieve success and life fulfillment. When life […]

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‘Unsheltered’: Survival in the face of change

From the internationally bestselling author of ‘The Poisonwood Bible’, ‘The Lacuna’ and ‘Flight Behaviour’ comes a publishing event and novel […]

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