The End of the Day by Bill Clegg. He has a talent for writing the stories of characters who don’t have obvious connections, and then slowly bringing them together in ways that are both intriguing and hugely satisfying. I loved his first book Did You Ever Have a Family and this one is just as good – about family and friendship and long held secrets. All the good ingredients!Impossible : My Story by Stan Walker. His story is really well known I think, and he’s been on the interview circuit for this book which was delayed because of all the shipping issues from Australia – but his book is fantastic and I think everyone should read it. Absolutely remarkable, profound writing from someone just 30 years old – he’s wise, mature, insightful and inspirational. We should be very proud he’s a New Zealander.