With her latest book, What Am I Supposed to Eat?, Dr Libby wants to put people in touch with their nutritional needs. In this extract she discusses how to deal with sweet cravings.
In Sleeps Standing Moetu, Witi Ihimaera examines the Battle of Orakau.
Dean Parker's Johnson picks up where Mulgan's classic Kiwi novel, Man Alone, left off.
Ted Fox reviews the latest in thrillers.
The History of Bees, by Maja Lunde, is less about bees and more about familial bonds.
Intrepid author David L Mearns's The Shipwreck Hunter reveals he could do with exploring modesty.
Kingdom Cons is a surprisingly light novel for its dark topic.
In The Walworth Beauty, Michele Roberts evokes aspects of an older London.
Diksha Basu's The Windfall is frequently funny, albiet in a mild-mannered way.
Acclaimed author Ned Beauman doesn't quite nail it in his latest novel.
In Fletcher of the Bounty, Kiwi author Graeme Lay charts the course of the infanous mutineer.
Eddie Izzard's autobiography, Believe Me: A memoir of love, death, and . . . jazz chickens (with Laura Zigman) details the performer's painful motivation.
In her latest YA novel, The Undercurrent, Paula Weston explores the notion of magical or supernatural powers.
A round-up of the latest books for children.
Hamesh Wyat reviews recent New Zealand poetry collections.
Wellington writer Pip Adam is anything but subtle in her second novel, The New Animals.
Booker prize-winner Thomas Keneally’s powers remain undimmed as he shines a light on institutionalised abuse, and denial, in the Catholic church, writes Peter Stanford.
Nina Riggs' The Bright Hour: A memoir of living and dying (Text Publishing) is no Pollyanna-style rendition of the end of a life which was all too short.
Half Wild, by Pip Smith, offers a mulitfaceted portrait of a woman who has spent her life trying and failing to fit into the shape that society expects of her.