On the bookshelves: September 2105

New releases coming in September.


Rush Oh!, by Shirley Barrett: From the director of hugely popular TV show Offspring, a novel with drama, misadventure and a wee dose of comedy. Published by Macmillan (out September 1, RRP $35).

X is for… , by Sue Grafton: The latest in the popular Kinsey Millhone thriller series (Macmillan, RRP $35, out September 1). Number 24, in fact. I wonder what the author will do when she gets to the end of the alphabet?

The Dressmaker, by Rosalie Ham: Universal Pictures will be releasing a feature-film adaptation, starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis and Liam Hemsworth in New Zealand cinemas on 29 October 2015. The paperback book is out on September 8 (Macmillan, RRP $25).

Make Me, by Lee Child: Bantam Press publishes another nailbiting ride from the kick-ass master of the thriller genre on September 1 (RRP $38).


Everyday Super Food, by Jamie Oliver: Easy-to-use and packed with delicious recipes that are divided into breakfast, lunch and dinner. Logical and simple. Published by Michael Joseph on September 1 (RRP $65).


Lair of Dreams: The Diviners Book 2, by Libba Bray: Published in September by Allen & Unwin, this book for ages 14-18 is the terrifying second book in the New York Times bestselling series.

This Broken Wondrous World, by Jon Skovron: A fantastical novel about “Boy”, the son of Frankenstein’s monster, who lives with a human family and is trying to save this broken, wondrous world from the war that threatens to split it in two. For ages 12-plus and published by Allen & Unwin (RRP $23).

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