ONE | Tell us about what you’re reading right now.
I am currently reading Poor People with Money by Dominic Hoey which I picked up in a moment of ‘I’m not sure what to read next’ and have completely fallen into it due to the dark comedic, punch in the guts, completely absorbing writing. I also love books set in Aotearoa. I don’t want to give too much away as I have surprised myself by really enjoying themes I wouldn’t usually go for, so my advice would be to pick this up for something different and join in the wild ride.
TWO | Who is your favourite author, and what's your most-loved book?
I hate choosing as the list is long, but I would love to highlight Curtis Sittenfeld. Both Rodham and American Wife are epic novels and well worth your time.
THREE | So many of us come to you for recommendations, but who do you ask for book recs?
My book club. We meet monthly via zoom and it is a treasure trove for recommendations. I always run to the book rooms afterwards and grab everything that everyone has been raving about.
FOUR | Much of the success of Bookety Book Books has been down to your loyal and engaged community. Since launching during the first Covid-19 lockdown, how has this community evolved?
It has continued to grow, which has been wonderful, and with that comes a wider range of readers which has made expanding our catalog a real exploration of other people's tastes. It’s been wonderful.