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Mon – 17th Jan 2022

Watch: Will Smith introduces his new book Will – an epic tale of inner transformation and outer triumph

Written with the help of Mark Manson, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Will is the story of how one exceptional man mastered his own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone else do the same.

Fri – 14th Jan 2022

Net betyds vir die nuwe skooljaar! 1-2-3 Groei met spel deur Nadia Viljoen is nou beskikbaar

Sukkel jou kind om te speel en te leer? Motoriese terapeut Nadia Viljoen deel 123 speletjies wat jou kind se begrip kan prikkel en so help met redenerings- en syfervaardighede.

Find out more about the most anticipated feel-good novel of 2022! Chasing Marian by Amy Heydenrych, Qarnita Loxton, Pamela Power and Gail Schimmel

Pan Macmillan has revealed the cover for Chasing Marian – the much anticipated new novel by Amy Heydendrych, Qarnita Loxton, Pamela Power and Gail Schimmel.

How to be a Revolutionary – CA Davids’s extraordinary, ambitious, globe-spanning novel about what we owe our consciences

CA Davids’s new novel How to be a Revolutionary is out now from Penguin Random House. 

Don’t miss a book signing with Treive Nicholas, author of A Nun and the Pig: Tales from South Africa (15 Jan)

Join Jonathan Ball Publishers at Wordsworth Books Sea Point for a book signing with Treive Nicholas, author of A Nun and the Pig: Tales from South Africa!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Freya Marske’s magical debut novel A Marvellous Light

Treat yourself to a mug of hot chocolate this evening and this excerpt from Freya Marske’s A Marvellous Light – a comedy of manners, manor houses, and hedge mazes, including a magic-infused murder mystery and a delightful queer romance, set in an alternative Edwardian England.

Thu – 13th Jan 2022

‘I was able to cultivate an almost delusional level of confidence.’ – Read an excerpt from Will Smith’s memoir Will

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Will, Will Smith’s story of his amazing ride through the worlds of music and film.

Watch an interview with bestselling author Nicholas Sparks (and find out about his new book, The Wish!)

The international bestselling author of The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks, is back with his most epic story yet.

Wed – 12th Jan 2022

Listen to an excerpt from Siya Turabi’s The Last Beekeeper – one of the most exciting debuts of 2021

The Last Beekeeper by Siya Turabi is a lyrical historical novel of family, friendship and self-discovery, exploring the power of choice in a changing world and love in communion with nature.

New book alert! The Man Who Never Was – the debut novel by business consultant Douglas Kruger

The Man Who Never Was, the debut novel from speaker and business author Douglas Kruger, is out now from Penguin Random House SA. 

Tue – 11th Jan 2022

Find out more about Wahala by Nikki May – the hottest debut of 2022

Sex and the City with a killer edge – Wahala by Nikki May is out now from Penguin Random House!

Mon – 10th Jan 2022

These are the books you should read. This is the canon.

This is the Canon by Joan Anim-Addo, Deirdre Osborne and Kadija Sesay is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. 

Wed – 22nd Dec 2021

Festive wishlist 2021: Five magical children’s books that make the perfect gifts

Give your child the gift of reading this Christmas. Here are five of the most inspirational, magical and powerful local children’s books of 2021:

The Reading List’s Books of the Year for 2021

In case you missed it, The Reading List’s editors put together a selection of key 2021 reads, including our Book of the Year, over on The Daily Maverick.

Celebrate food this festive season with 5 creative local cookbooks (Plus: Free recipes!)

Spending a lot more time in the kitchen these days? Join the club! Here are five cookbooks you must add to your collection this year. Plus, they make great gifts for aspirant chefs!

Mon – 20th Dec 2021

‘Petrusburg was Jimi se rugbyhemel’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Maretha Maartens se bekroonde jeugroman, Bethel se berg

Op soek na die perfekte geskenk vir jou tiener se Kerskous? Lees ’n uittreksel uit Bethel se berg deur Maretha Maartens – naaswenner in LAPA se jeugromankompetisie 2020.

New year, new you? Order a signed copy of Leandie du Randt: My Life Hacks to make 2022 your best year ever

Do you want to become the best version of yourself in 2022? Leandie du Randt’s new book is here to help!

SPIKE – a visual celebration of world-renowned filmmaker Spike Lee’s life and career to date

Spike Lee is a world-renowned, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, a cultural icon, and one of the most prominent voices on race and racism for more than three decades. This career-spanning monograph is a visual celebration of his life and career to date.

Fri – 17th Dec 2021

New book making waves! Ausi Told Me: Why Cape Herstoriographies Matter by June Bam

Ausi Told Me: Why Cape Herstoriographies Matter by June Bam.

This is a trouble-making book.

Moord is op die spyskaart … Lees ’n uittreksel uit Gifbeker deur Irna van Zyl

Wat is beter as ’n boek vir Kersfees? ’n Reeks! Lees nou al vier uittreksels uit Irna van Zyl se Storm van der Merwe-reeks: Moordvis (2016), Gifbeker (2018), Bloedsteen (2020) en Op ’n mooi dag (2021):