LISTS 2019 –

PICKS IN 2019, 2020, 2021

Adeyemi, Tomi (2018)  Children of Blood and Stone. February 2019 Picks.

Aitken, Molly (2020) The Island Child. June 2020 Picks.

Albright, Madeleine (2020) Hell and Other Destinations: A 21st-Century Memoir. September 2020 Picks.

Alfon, Dov (2019) A Long Night in Paris. June 2019 Picks.

Alger, Cristina (2018) The Banker’s Wife. February 2019 Picks.

Alger, Cristina (2019) Girls Like Us. December 2019 Picks.

Alterio, Maxine (2019) The Gulf Between. May 2019 Picks.

Andrews, Julie (2019) Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years. March 2020 Picks.

Bailey, Sarah (2019) Where the Dead Go. August 2019 Picks.

Baker, Chandler (2019) Whisper Network. June 2020 Picks.

Barry, Jessica (2019) Freefall. March 2019 Picks.

Barton, Fiona (2019) The Suspect. March 2019 Picks.

Bennett, Brit (2020) The Vanishing Half. January 2021 Picks.

Bishop, Catherine (2019) Women Mean Business: Colonial businesswomen in New Zealand. August 2020 Picks.

Bregman, Rutger (2020) Humankind: A hopeful History. January 2021 Picks.

Brodesser-Akner, Taffy (2019) Fleishman is in trouble. January 2020 Picks.

Broom, Sarah M (2019) The Yellow House. April 2020 Picks.

Burton, Jessie (2019) The Confession. January 2020 Picks.

Byrski, Liz (2018) A Month of Sundays. June 2019 Picks.

Campbell, Michelle (2020) The Wife Who Knew Too Much. August 2020 Picks.

Carlyle, Rose (2020) The Girl in the Mirror. October 2020 Picks.

Case, Anne & Angus Deaton (2020) Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism. January 2021 Picks.

Castle, A.M. (2019)  The Perfect Widow. February 2020 Picks.

Chang, Jung (2019) Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century ChinaNovember 2019 Picks.

Cheng. Melanie (2019) Room for a Stranger. August 2019 Picks.

Cleeves, Ann (2020) The Darkest Evening. September 2020 Picks.

Cleeves, Ann (2019) The Long Call. November 2019 Picks.

Clinton, Hilary Rodham & Chelsea Clinton (2019) The Book of Gutsy Women: Favourite stories of courage and resilience. January 2020 Picks.

Coben, Harlan (2020) The Boy from the Woods. June 2020 Picks.

Collins, Judith (2020) Pull No Punches: Memoir of a Political Survivor. September 2020 Picks.

Collins, Suzanne (2020) The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. July 2020 Picks.

Cosimano, Elle (2020) Finlay Donovan is Killing It. February 2021 Picks.

Cousens, Sophie (2020) This Time Next Year. January 2021 Picks.

Cruz, Angie (2019) Dominicana. September 2020 Picks.

Dalrymple, William (2019) The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company. May 2020 Picks.

Davidson, Jared (2019) Dead Letters: Censorship and Subversion in New Zealand 1914-1920. November 2019 Picks.

Davies, Catrina (2019) Homesick: Why I live in a Shed. March 2020 Picks.

Davies, Catrina (2014) The Ribbons are for Fearlessness. January 2020 Picks.

Delaney, J P (2019) The Perfect Wife. September-October 2019 Picks.

Delaney, J P ( 2020) Playing Nice. September 2020 Picks.

Dennison, Matthew (2018) Eternal Boy: The Life of Kenneth Grahame. April 2019 Picks.

Diamond, Jared (2019) Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change. July 2019 Picks.

Disher Garry (2020) Consolation. January 2021 Picks.

Disher, Garry (2019) Peace. December 2019 Picks.

Donoghue, Emma (2019) Akin. February 2020 Picks.

Donoghue, Emma (2020) The Pull of the Stars. October 2020 Picks.

Doshi, Tishani (2019) Small Days and Nights. August 2019 Picks.

Drysdale, Pip (2019) The Strangers we Know. January 2020 Picks.

Drysdale, Pip (2021) The Paris Affair. April 2021 Picks.

Drysdale, Pip (2018) The Sunday Girl. February 2019 Picks.

Dukess, Karen (2019) The Last Book Party. November 2019 Picks.

Elliot, Kendra (2020) The Last Sister. July 2020 Picks.

Enright, Anne (2020) Actress. March 2020 Picks.

Eriksson, Kjell (2020) The Night of the Fire. December 2020 Picks.

Farrow, Ronan (2019) Catch and Kill: Lies, spies and a conspiracy to protect predators. June 2020 Picks.

Ferrante, Elena (2020) The Lying Life of Adults. October 2020 Picks.

Fforde, Katie (2021) A Wedding in the Country. April 2021 Picks.

Fifield, Anna (2019) The Great Successor: The Secret Rise and Rule of Kim Jong Un. July 2019 Picks.

Fitch, Chris (2020) Subterranea: Discovering the Earth’s Hidden Depths. January 2021 Picks.

Flynn, James R (2020) A Book Too Risky to Publish: Free Speech and the University. October 2020 Picks.

Foley, Lucy (2020) The Guest List. April 2020 Picks.

Foley, Lucy (2019) The Hunting Party. April 2019 Picks.

Foster, Sara (2019) You Don’t Know Me. November 2019 Picks.

Francis, Gavin (2020) Island Dreams: Mapping an Obsession. November 2020 Picks.

Frankopan, Peter (2018) The New Silk Road: The Present and Future of the World. February 2021 Picks.

French, Tana (2020) The Searcher. October 2020 Picks.

Galbraith, Robert (2020) Troubled Blood. December 2020 Picks.

Gallen, Michelle (2020) Big Girl, Small Town. December 2020 Picks.

Gardner, Lisa (2020) Before She Disappeared. March 2021 Picks.

Gates, Melinda (2019) The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. September-October 2019 Picks.

Gentleman, Fenella (2018) The Reading Party. March 2019 Picks.

Gentry, Amy (2018) Last Woman Standing. January 2019 Picks.

Gilbert, Elizabeth (2019) City of Girls. August 2019 Picks.

Giridharadas, Anand (2018) Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. November 2020 Picks.

Glenconner, Anne (2019) Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown. March 2020 Picks.

Goodings, Lennie (2020) A Bite of the Apple: A Life with Books, Writers and Virago. January 2021 Picks.

Grenville, Kate (2020) A Room Made of Leaves. March 2021 Picks.

Griffiths, Elly (2020) The Lantern Men. April 2020 Picks.

Griffiths, Elly (2021) The Night Hawks. April 2021 Picks.

Griffiths, Elly (2020) The Postscript Murders. March 2021 Picks.

Griffiths, Elly (2019) The Stone Circle. June 2019 Picks.

Griffiths, Elly (2018) The Stranger Diaries. April 2019 Picks.

Grisham, John (2020) Camino Winds. June 2020 Picks.

Griswold, Eliza (2018) Amity and Prosperity: One family and the fracturing of America. November 2019 Picks.

Hadlow, Janice (2020) The Other Bennet Sister. April 2020 Picks.

Haig, Matt (2020) The Midnight Library. February 2021 Picks.

Hammer, Chris (2019) Silver. September-October 2019 Picks.

Hammer, Chris (2020) Trust. November 2020 Picks.

Harding, Luke (2020) Shadow State: Murder, Mayhem, and Russia’s Remaking of the West. March 2021 Picks.

Harper, Jane (2020) The Survivors. November 2020 Picks.

Harris, Anstey (2018) Goodbye, Paris. February 2019 Picks.

Harford, Tim (2020) How to Make the World Add Up. January 2021 Picks.

Hawkins, Danielle (2021) Two Shakes of a Lambs Tale: The Diary of a Country Vet. April 2021 Picks.

Hawkins, Danielle (2019) When it all went to custard. June 2019 Picks.

Haywood, Sarah (2018) The Cactus. August 2019 Picks.

Heffernan, Margaret (2020) Unchartered: How to Map the Future Together. July 2020 Picks.

Hochschild, Arlie Russell (2016) Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning of the American Right. August 2019 Picks.

Hunter, Cara (2020) All the Rage. February 2020 Picks.

Hunter, Cara (2018) In the Dark. May 2019 Picks.

Hunter, Cara (2019) No Way Out. May 2019 Picks.

Isaac, Catherine (2019) Messy, Wonderful Us. July 2019 Picks.

Ivar, Katja (2020) Deep as Death. July 2020 Picks.

Ivar, Katja (2019) Evil Things. February 2019 Picks.

Jenner, Natalie (2020) The Jane Austen Society. June 2020 Picks.

Johnson, Stephanie (2021) Everything Changes. April 2021 Picks.

Jones, Brian Jay (2019) Becoming Dr Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination. July 2019 Picks.

Kaku, Michio (2018). The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality, and Our Destiny Beyond Earth. March 2019 Picks.

Kamal, Soniah (2019) Unmarriageable. February 2019 Picks.

Kane, Jessica Francis (2019) Rules for Visiting. June 2019 Picks.

Kantor, Jodi, Twohey, Megan (2019) She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story that helped ignite a Movement. September 2020 Picks.

Kara, Lesley (2019) The Rumour. July 2019 Picks.

Kassabova, Kapka (2020) To The Lake: A Balkan Journey of War and Peace. September 2020 Picks.

Kay, Elizabeth (2020) Seven Lies. July 2020 Picks

Kilmore, Karina (2020) Where the Truth Lies. March 2020 Picks.

King, Lily (2020) Writers & Lovers. November 2020 Picks.

Kingsolver, Barbara (2018) Unsheltered. January 2019 Picks.

Koch, Herman (2019) The Ditch. July 2019 Picks.

Kolbert, Elizabeth (2021) Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future. April 2021 Picks.

Kubica, Mary (2019) The other Mrs. May 2020 Picks.

Kwok, Jean (2019) Searching for Sylvie Lee. December 2019 Picks.

Lackberg, Camilla (2019) The Gilded Cage. June 2020 Picks.

Lapena, Shari (2019) Someone We Know. September-October 2019 Picks.

Leung, Carrianne (2018) That time I loved you: Stories. January 2020 Picks.

Lodge, Gytha (2021) Lie Beside Me. March 2021 Picks.

Lodge, Gytha (2019) She Lies in Wait. April 2019 Picks.

Lodge, Gytha (2020) Watching from the Dark. March Picks 2020.

Lukianoff, Greg & Jonathan Haidt (2018) The Coddling of the American Mind: How good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure. November 2019 Picks.

Lynskey, Dorian (2019) The Ministry of Truth: A biography of George Orwell’s 1984. February 2020 Picks.

McChrystal, Stanley, Eggers, Jeff, Mangone, Jason (2018) Leaders: Myth and Reality. January 2019 Picks.

McDonald, R W R (2019) The Nancys. November 2020 Picks.

Macfarlane, Robert, Stanley Donwood, Dan Richards (2020) Ghostways: Two Journeys in Unquiet Places. January 2021 Picks.

Macfarlane, Robert and Jackie Morris (2020) The Lost Spells. March 2021 Picks.

Macfarlane, Robert (2019). Underland: A Deep Time Journey. July 2019 Picks.

McLean, Felicity (2019) The Van Apfel Girls are Gone. July 2019 Picks.

Macmillan, Gilly (2020) To Tell You the Truth. January 2021 Picks.

McTiernan, Dervla (2020) The Good Turn. April 2020 Picks.

McTiernan, Dervla (2019) The Scholar. March 2019 Picks.

Mahbubani, Kishore (2020) Has China Won? The Chinese Challenge to American Primacy. January 2021 Picks.

Mallery, Susan (2021) The Vineyard at Painted Moon. April 2021 Picks.

Mantel, Hilary (2020) The Mirror & The Light. June 2020 Picks.

Marchant, Jo (2020) The Human Cosmos: A Secret History of the Stars. December 2020 Picks.

Marchetta, Melina (2019) The Place on Dalhousie. August 2019 Picks.

Marshall, Owen (2019) Pearly Gates. June 2020 Picks.

Martin, Gina (2019) Be the Change: A Toolkit for the Activist in You. September-October 2019 Picks.

Medie, Peace Adzo (2020) His Only Wife. January 2021 Picks.

Mejia, Mindy (2020) Strike Me Down. June 2020 Picks.

Mina, Denise (2019) Conviction. August 2019 Picks.

Miranda, Megan (2016) All the Missing Girls. February 2020 Picks.

Miranda, Megan (2020) The Girl from Widow Hills. July 2020 Picks.

Miranda, Megan (2019) The Last House Guest. February 2020 Picks.

Moore, Demi (2019) Inside Out. March 2020 Picks.

Moss, Sarah (2020) Summerwater. February 2021 Picks.

Newton, Lana (2020) Her Perfect Lies. February 2020 Picks.

Nezhukumatathil, Aimee (2020) World of Wonders: In praise of fireflies, whale sharks, and other astonishments. February 2021 Picks.

Norton, Graham (2020) Home Stretch. November 2020 Picks.

Norton, Graham (2018) A Keeper. January 2019 Picks.

Oates, Joyce Carol (2018) Hazards of Time Travel. January 2019 Picks.

Obama, Michelle (2018) Becoming. May 2019 Picks.

O’Connor, M.R. (2019) Wayfinding: The Science and Mystery of How Humans Navigate the World. June 2019 Picks.

O’Farrell, Maggie (2020) Hamnet. November 2020 Picks.

Ord, Toby (2020) The Precipice: Existential Risk and the Future of Humanity. January 2021 Picks.

Orlean, Susan (2019) The Library Book. June 2019 Picks.

Owens, Delia (2018) Where the Crawdads Sing. January 2019 Picks.

Patchett, Ann (2019) The Dutch House. November 2019 Picks.

Perry, Kyle (2020) The Bluffs. September 2020 Picks. 

Philyaw, Deesha (2020) The Secret Lives of Church Ladies. April 2021 Picks.

Plomin, Robert (2018) Blue print: How DNA makes us who we are. February 2019 Picks.

Pomare, J.P. (2018) Call me Evie. May 2019 Picks.

Prior, Hazel (2019) Ellie and the Harp-Maker. June 2019 Picks.

Pullman, Philip (2019) The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust, Volume Two. December 2019 Picks.

Ramsey, Ewa (2020) The Morbids. October 2020 Picks.

Redmond, Lissa Marie (2020) A Full Cold Moon. May 2020 Picks.

Rees, Martin (2018) On the Future: Prospects for Humanity. February 2019 Picks.

Reichl, Ruth (2019) Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir. July 2019 Picks.

Reid, Kiley (2019) Such a Fun Age. May 2020 Picks.

Reid, Taylor Jenkins (2018) Daisy Jones and the Six. April 2019 Picks.

Robertson, Catherine (2019) What You Wish For. March 2019 Picks.

Robotham, Michael (2019) Good Girl, Bad Girl. September-October 2019 Picks.

Robotham, Michael (2020) When She Was Good. August 2020 Picks.

Rose, Heather (2019) Bruny. December 2019 Picks.

Sandys, Elspeth (219) A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley. November 2019 Picks.

Schaitkin, Alexis (2020) Saint X. March 2020 Picks.

Shulman, Alexandra (2020) Clothes…and other things that matter. December 2020 Picks.

Sell, Bronwyn (2020) Love Struck. May 2020 Picks.

Shriver, Lionel (2020) The Motion of the Body Through Space. July 2020 Picks.

Silver, Josie (2018) One Day in December. February 2020 Picks.

Silvey, Craig (2020) Honeybee. March 2021 Picks.

Simsion, Graeme (2019) The Rosie Result. April 2019 Picks.

Singh, Nalini (2019) A Madness of Sunshine. January 2020 Picks.

Sky, Emma (2019) In a Time of Monsters: Travels Through a Middle East in Revolt. June 2019 Picks.

Sligar, Sara (2020) Take Me Apart. July 2020 Picks.

Snow, Richard (2019) Disney’s Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park that Changed the World. June 2020 Picks.

Steadman, Catherine (2020) Mr Nobody. February 2020 Picks.

Strout, Elizabeth (2019) Olive, Again. January 2020 Picks.

Sveistrup, Soren (2019) The Chestnut Man. January 2020 Picks.

Swanson, Peter (2019) Before She Knew Him. April 2019 Picks.

Swanson, Peter (2021) Every Vow You Break. April 2021 Picks.

Swanson, Peter (2020) Rules for Perfect Murders. April 2020 Picks.

Taylor, Sarah Stewart (2020) The Mountains Wild. August 2020 Picks.

Thompson, Hamish (2021) Marks of Identity: New Zealand Logos 1960-80. April 2021 Picks.

Treloar, Lucy (2019) Wolfe Island. September-October 2019 Picks.

Trump, Mary L (2020) Too Much and Never Enough: How my family created the world’s most dangerous man. September 2020 Picks.

Tursten, Helene (2019) Hunting Game. September 2020 Picks.

Tursten, Helene (2020) Snow Drift. December 2020 Picks.

Tursten, Helene (2019) Winter Grave. August 2020 Picks.

Tyler, Anne (2020) Redhead by the Side of the Road. July 2020 Picks.

Vanderah, Glendy (2019) Where the Forest Meets the Stars. December 2019 Picks.

Walker, Martin (2019) The Body in the Castle Well. September-October 2019 Picks.

Walker, Martin (2020) The Shooting at Chateau Rock: A Bruno, Chief of Police Novel. June 2020 Picks.

Walker, Wendy (2019) The Night Before. August 2019 Picks.

Ward, Amanda Eyre (2020) The Jetsetters. July 2020 Picks.

Ward, Annie (2019) Beautiful Bad. March 2019 Picks.

Ware, Ruth (2020) One By One. October 2020 Picks.

Weller, Sheila (2019) Carrie Fisher: A life on the edge. March 2020 Picks.

West, Lindy (2020) Shit Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema. January 2021 Picks.

West, Lindy (2019) The Witches are Coming. February 2020 Picks.

Wiener, Anna (2020) Uncanny Valley: A Memoir. August 2020 Picks.

White, Christian (2018) The Nowhere Child. January 2020 Picks.

White, Christian (2019) The Wife and the Widow. January 2020 Picks.

Whitehouse, Lucie (2019) Critical Incidents. May 2019 Picks.

Wiggs, Susan (2020) The Lost and Found Bookshop. August 2020 Picks.

Wiggs, Susan (2019) The Oysterville Sewing Circle. December 2019 Picks.

Wolff, Michael (2019) Siege: Trump Under Fire. July 2019 Picks. 

Woodward, Bob (2018) Fear: Trump in the White House. January 2019 Picks.

Zuboff, Shoshana (2019) The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: the fight for the future and the new frontier of power. October 2020 Picks.