September Non-Fiction part 2

September Non-Fiction part 2

  The first of our non-fiction blogs for September threw a whole lot of fantastic food around. There’s nothing to eat here (please hold all jokes ‘til the end), but there is plenty to sink your teeth into. From sporting legends to political ones, from the talks...

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Three New Young Adult Books

Three New Young Adult Books

  The conclusion to a dark detective series filled with danger and adrenaline, a true story of incredible, high-flying achievement and a down to earth story about a young girl and the nature reserve she calls home… three very different books, all very exciting....

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September Fiction part 2

September Fiction part 2

  In this mini-roundup of new releases we have five works from local authors and two by enormous international novelists. We’ll begin with the two biggies and go on to the local ones. Have a look.   Complications by Danielle Steel To introduce Danielle Steel...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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New in Young Adult Fiction

New in Young Adult Fiction

  Some supernatural fantasy, some spell slinging, some evils met head on, some tales of how hopelessness can be turned around and a whole bunch of diverse love stories… here are five new books by some of the most major authors of the genre. Take a look.   We...

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Some New Non-Fiction

Some New Non-Fiction

  Tales of survival and thriving, methods for authentic improvement, examinations of systemic issues and insight from leading and diverse voices, these five new releases provide numerous opportunities for refreshed perspectives and rejuvenated outlooks. Take a...

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Six New Fiction Releases

Six New Fiction Releases

  Agonising separations, thrilling mysteries and life-defining twists of fate, here are six brand new novels that will keep your hearts racing and your minds reeling. Take a look:   Songbirds by Christy Lefteri With The Beekeeper of Aleppo, Lefteri...

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Five New Reads for Younger Readers

Five New Reads for Younger Readers

  Here are five brand new books containing fabulous adventures, uproarious laughs and important knowledge. Take a look:   Rainbow Grey by Laura Ellen Anderson The creator of the always marvelous Amelia Fang series makes a riotous return with a brand new...

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Interview with T.A. Willberg

Interview with T.A. Willberg

Author of the Brand New Fantastical Murder Mystery Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder                                 How did you go about conjuring London in the fifties and how far have you strayed from the realities of that time? I did a fair amount of...

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July New Author of the Month

July New Author of the Month

  Our debut of the month this month lets you know from the very beginning, via its striking and irresistible jacket, that we are in for something gloriously gothic. Originally published in France back in 2019, where it garnered much attention and a couple of...

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July Book of the Month

July Book of the Month

  Despite being almost fifty when she published her first novel, Lesley Pearse has become an international bestseller with over thirty novels under her belt. Invariably moving, always informed by real experiences and reliably engrossing, Pearse’s books continue...

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6 New Books for Kids and Young Adults

6 New Books for Kids and Young Adults

  The Bench by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex This warm and loving book of sincere verse and illustrations began as a father’s day present for Prince Harry. That present was a bench - a little place of respite and connection - adorned with a little heart-felt poem....

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5 Books By Local Authors

5 Books By Local Authors

  Here are six books by local authors that cover everything from tradition and heritage, to family, sexuality and the future of the continent. Whether you fancy a tale of identity and redemption in the Cape Flats, the memoir of a rugby legend, a deep dive into...

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More Sex and Liberation from Eva Mazza

More Sex and Liberation from Eva Mazza

Local author Eva Mazza came to the writing game relatively late… but when she did arrive, it was with quite the bang. After studying drama at Wits and going on to raise four children, Mazza was in her late forties before she really got down to it. When she did break...

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6 Non-Fiction Releases

6 Non-Fiction Releases

  Three diverse memoirs, two books on making life easier from prominent thinkers and one book on local current events... Here are six titles you’ll want to keep an eye out for. There’s something in this lot for everyone.   Noise by Daniel Kahneman Kahneman’s...

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Winter Warmers with NOMU

Winter Warmers with NOMU

  These novels were already guaranteed to lift the spirits… this winter, they also come with hot chocolate! While stocks last, get a free sachet of NOMU hot chocolate when you buy any one of these thoroughly charming novels. Each one of them has been lovingly...

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Three Debuts You’ll Want In On

Three Debuts You’ll Want In On

  We’ve said it before, and we will continue to say it: debut novels are exciting! The thrill of a new style, characters you’ve never met before, new themes and perspectives, and the chance to witness the advent of a rising literary star’s career… there are so...

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New fiction books to read this June

New fiction books to read this June

  Fans of big names in fiction rejoice. Here are five exciting new releases from some of the most popular and dependable names in the business.   The President’s Daughter by Bill Clinton and James Patterson The partnership of the world’s best-loved thriller...

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June New Author of the Month

June New Author of the Month

Our New Author of the Month this month is Katherine Faulkner… and she has penned an almost universally hailed, electrifying thriller described as impeccably polished and ingeniously lithe. Greenwich Park - an insidious, deliciously dark and expertly plotted...

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June Book of the Month

June Book of the Month

The Missing Sister by Lucinda Riley For the last seven years, Lucinda Riley has captivated millions of readers with her series The Seven Sisters: a saga that ambitiously incorporates as many aspects of humanity as can be contained within its pages, and a story that...

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Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

  With books like Half of a Yellow Sun, Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists, and by frankly depicting the experiences of Africans and women navigating the US and the world, Adichie rose to great prominence not only as a singular novelist but also as a...

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A Gambling Man by David Baldacci

A Gambling Man by David Baldacci

  Baldacci thrillers come in a variety of flavours. His newest novel, A Gambling Man, publishes this week, proves this by following Aloysius Archer for a second time. In contrast to the delicious depravity of his other most recent series, the Atlee Pine books,...

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Fortunes and Fortuine – Ebbe Dommisse

Fortunes and Fortuine – Ebbe Dommisse

  Those of you with a taste for economic history and the big personalities that shape our world would be well advised to look out for new book Fortunes by veteran journalist Ebbe Dommisse. The book is available in both English and Afrikaans and is in stores now....

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Land Matters by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

Land Matters by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi

  Land. It’s bounties, borders and beauties have long defined the cultures and civilizations that occupy our world. Sadly it has also been at the heart of too many disputes and conflicts to count. And though we may be tempted to believe that these feuds belong to...

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Irma Joubert

Irma Joubert

  Joubert has long been a celebrated writer of romance and historical novels focusing on the upheaval of the 20th century. Her two previously concluded trilogies, Ver Wink die Suiderkruis and Anderkant Pontenilo, both became phenomena in the Afrikaans (and Dutch)...

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Mind

Change Your Thinking, Change Your Mind

  With the constant slew of abnormal circumstance, (mis)information and ever-increasing social and professional pressure, we have all gotten to know how hard it can be to lay claim to our own minds, to feel as though we are in control of our own thinking. This...

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Our Very First New Author of the Month!

Our Very First New Author of the Month!

  There is nothing quite as exciting as discovering an impressive new voice in fiction. It’s like being the only friend in your group who knows that a new hit song is actually a cover version. It’s like being the only one in your family who has read the book upon...

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May Book of the Month

May Book of the Month

    Besides being a gifted teacher with a knack for helping us make sense of our peculiar and perilous times, Gladwell is primarily a collector of interesting stories. His delight in researching and illuminating that which he finds fascinating (knowing that...

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The Lost Hours by Susan Lewis

The Lost Hours by Susan Lewis

  For a long time (she has published more than 3 dozen books), Lewis has been mining domestic, relatable situations for thrilling tales. And she certainly has found them. Her work spans everything from heartwarming romances to heartstopping thrills, and can...

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Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer

Turn a Blind Eye by Jeffrey Archer

Archer certainly needs no introduction. His reputation as a master storyteller stretches even as far as to those who have never read him. His has been an unusual life, though - and one cannot help but be struck by how much insight his particular journey must have...

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Win by Harlan Coben

Win by Harlan Coben

  Coben has long been a highly regarded thriller writer. He has published more than thirty novels. But recently, thanks to a deal with Netflix that has already produced four original series with more on the way, Coben has found a broader audience. Via the beloved...

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Two Glorious New Cookbook

Two Glorious New Cookbook

Bring your families back to the table and the thrill back to your taste buds with bold new recipes. Here are two new cookbooks that celebrate heritage, invention and good times.   Curried by Cariema Isaacs The humble, versatile curry has been a beloved mainstay...

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The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

A New West Africa-Inspired Fantasy   West Africa is so rich in cultures, mythologies, ethnicities and beliefs it’s a wonder that more fantasy novels do not take inspiration from its vivid variety. For a long time, the fantasy genre has been dominated by...

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Books to help you prosper and grow rich!

Books to help you prosper and grow rich!

  So, now as much as ever, a certain amount of economic revitalisation is needed. Now is the ideal time to create and take control of your own wealth. Whether there are aspects of your personal finances that you’ve been planning to improve, business and...

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April Kids Book of the Month

April Kids Book of the Month

  Wilbur Smith’s conservation-themed and action-packed series for younger readers now has its second instalment… and it’s just as teeming with wildlife and danger as the first. A deep appreciation of nature and conservation has long been a staple of Smith’s work,...

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April Book of the Month

April Book of the Month

  Legacy of War by Wilbur Smith and David Churchill It is a testament to the enduring appeal of Smith’s action-packed adventures that each new release is greeted with considerable excitement… which is why Legacy of War, the newest installment in the part of the...

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James Patterson’s 21st Birthday

James Patterson’s 21st Birthday

  Twenty One is a pretty significant milestone. But this is not your average birthday: this is the 21st instalment of the wildly popular Women’s Murder Club series! Gotta love those balloons. James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have created one of the world’s most...

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The Eat Right Revolution

The Eat Right Revolution

  For a while now, Tim Noakes and his innovative variations on the low-carb diet have been informing the way that we eat. Even if you have not openly embraced the meal plans that he has made popular, there’s no denying that we have all become more conscious of...

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