September Non-Fiction

September Non-Fiction

  Alright, it’s mostly food, but there are also a couple of helpful books on investing money and improving your life… you know, for when you’re full up and you’ve cooked everything in your kitchen and you’re trying to distract yourself with practical advice and...

Six Super New Kids’ Books

Six Super New Kids’ Books

  Great big new adventures from beloved favourites. They’re all here: Dr Seuss, Roald Dahl, Horrid Henry, Peppa Pig, PAW Patrol and even an important new life lesson from Refiloe Moahloli. There’s also a whole lot of hide and seek going on… and who can say no to...

OM TE SKRYF by Irna van Zyl

OM TE SKRYF by Irna van Zyl

Vrees met ’n hoofletter   Iemand stuur die anderdag vir haar ’n strokiesprent van ’n beertjie wat aan ’n ballon hang, skryf Irna van Zyl.     “Wat as ek val?” roep die beertjie terwyl hy al hoe hoër styg. “Maar, my engel, wat as jy vlieg?” kom die...

Great Minds – Books to Blow Your Mind

Great Minds – Books to Blow Your Mind

  One of the things that remains comfortingly true about books is this: they’re inevitably the best and most accessible way in which to share in the wisdom and knowledge of the world’s greatest thinkers, experts and authorities. With these eleven books, which...

September Fiction part 1

September Fiction part 1

  Here are eight brand new books, almost exclusively from already renowned and bestselling authors, that are bound to be a pretty big deal this year. Secrets, meaningful meditations on modern living, legal intrigue, master assassins and yes, a good juicy murder...

September New Author of the Month

September New Author of the Month

  Never Saw Me Coming by Vera Kurian As you know by now, we’re passionate about promoting debut novels and championing masterful new voices in fiction. This month, our chosen debut is an absolute treat for fans of both true crime and crime fiction. It’s a...

Heritage Month 2021

Heritage Month 2021

  Heritage Month is a time for celebration. For celebrating your own culture and traditions, and for celebrating all the cultures and histories that form our country. Often, these celebrations involve fabulous meals, proud outfits and joyful family gatherings. As...

September Book(s) of the Month

September Book(s) of the Month

  This month, for the second month running, there was simply no choosing one single title among our favourites… so we’ve gone with two Books of the Month this September! Both of them are seriously notable, both were written by global giants of fiction, and each...

August Fiction part 2

August Fiction part 2

  Here are five more new releases to look out for. Interestingly, the books below all involve some kind of interesting partnership. There’s the two sisters who are the only ones able to survive a mysterious explosion, the only two black women at a white...

August Non-Fiction part 2

August Non-Fiction part 2

It isn’t often that our featured new releases have a clear, overarching theme, but in the case of the 7 books below, it is fair to say that the idea of reclamation is heavily featured. These books feature incredible individuals who have reclaimed their futures from...

The After Series by Anna Todd and the Upcoming Movie

The After Series by Anna Todd and the Upcoming Movie

In case you are not familiar with the bestselling five-book YA After series, or the movie series it also spawned, here’s a little background: it began as One Direction fan-fiction (let’s not pretend that we don’t all occasionally wonder what Harry Styles gets up to...

August Children’s Books

August Children’s Books

  Magical sweets that give you superpowers, malfunctioning time machines, rhyming aardvarks, hand-washing pandas, quick-thinking pangolins and a kitticorn (which is as lovely as it sounds)... here are some of this month’s most exciting and delightful books for...

Shortlist: Women’s Prize for Fiction

Shortlist: Women’s Prize for Fiction

  Every year, the Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates the best, most thought provoking and often genre-bending and stylistically ambitious writing produced by women authors across the world. This year, celebrated author Bernadine Evaristo heads up the panel of...

August fiction reads

August fiction reads

  From classic thrills and heartwarming tonics to reavaluations of the past and the future, there’s plenty to look out for in fiction this month. Take a look at these six brand new, notable titles.   The Lost Storyteller by Amanda Block Here’s an appealing...

ON MY MIND by Charlie Human

ON MY MIND by Charlie Human

Tried Nguni stickfighting yet?   Charlie Human talks about entangling limbs, sticks and myths in his latest spec-fic action thriller Ancestral.   “Did I tell you the one about the female Nguni stick-fighting John Wick? You know, the one who is grappling with...

August Non-Fiction

August Non-Fiction

  This month we have quite the mix of new non-fiction for you. From revealing volumes concerning the shady exploits of some of the world’s most powerful tech moguls to books full of private and global triumphs, the picks below explore everything from self-love to...

Femme Fatale Promotion

Femme Fatale Promotion

  These deadly women are nabbing the spotlight this month as we bring you four superb novels by ladies with a certain gift for the twisted and dark. The femme fatale is an archetype of art and culture that can be traced farther back than you might imagine. The...

August New Author of the Month

August New Author of the Month

  The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller Our Debut of the Month this month comes from a writer who, though never having published a novel before, comes to the game already equipped with a wealth of experience. Miranda Cowley Heller used to be Head of Drama...

August Books of the Month

August Books of the Month

  It’s the Answers for Me by Khaya Dlanga & Blood Trail by Tony Park There are two Books of the Month this month… because they are equally exciting and choosing just one of them seemed unfair (and/or impossible). Both are by beloved authors and both offer...

More of this Month’s New Fiction

More of this Month’s New Fiction

  Here’s a mix of perfectly distracting beach reads and perfectly thrilling thrillers that are hitting the shelves this month. Be sure to check out Falling the debut of T.J. Newman, immediately below.   Falling by TJ Newham As though flying were not already...