Reading ListsNgā Rārangi Pānui

Find your next great read. Browse Kete's curated reading lists.

Kimihia te pukapuka tino pai hei pānuitanga māu ā whai ake. Tirohia ngā rārangi pānui rauhī a Kete.

25 new New Zealand classics

25 new, New Zealand classics published since 2000

When thinking of classic fiction from Aotearoa, works by Janet Frame and Keri Hulme, published last century might come to mind. But what about New Zealand fiction published in the last 20 or 25 years? Book lover Tilly Lloyd trawls her bookshelf to explore the best NZ fiction published since 2000.

1 July 2024

5 NZ audiobooks for your next road trip

Summer road trips are made for audiobooks. Listening to stories is a way to break up your journey one chapter at a time, ideal for drivers with eyes focused on the road and passengers who get motion sickness while reading in a moving vehicle. Audiobooks are one of the fastest-growing book formats internationally, booming in popularity following the pandemic, and there's a growing appetite for local audio stories in Aotearoa too.  

6 February 2024
Matariki reading list

Starry cluster of new pukapuka give a bigger picture on Matariki

Maatakiwi Wakefield (Kāi Tahu whānui, Te Ati Awa, Ngāti Toa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Maniapoto) and Ngapiu Tainui Maclure (Kāi Tahu whānui, Te Rarawa), Māori Library Services at Christchurch City Libraries shine a light on the kaupapa behind the Matariki selection in this year’s Winter Reading catalogue.

14 June 2024
Plant books in 2023

Intriguing plant books published in 2023

Leafy green inspiration must have been floating, spore-like in the air, in 2023. From art books to more whimsical first-person narrative natural history to the illustrative work of Donovan Bixley, it was definitely the year of the intriguing plant book!

16 December 2023
Long weekend reading

Foraging for brilliant books for the long weekend

Kiran Dass has a shelf of excellent books for the long weekend, from an intriguing book to take on long walks to new memoir from Harry Ricketts and Ngāhuia Te Awekōtuku. Read on for book-inspiratation!

31 May 2024
Review: Five nz picture books to make young ones laugh

Review: Five picture books to make young ones laugh

Five picture books to make young ones laugh: Nanas With No Manners, Dreams of a Moa, There Was a Farmer Who Swallowed A Fly, Tulip and Sprout, You Don't Know How Lucky You Are/ Me i Mōhio Koe ki tō Waimarietanga!

1 June 2023