Fiction

Thu – 16th May 2024

Career opportunity at Penguin Random House SA: Accounts Payable Administrator, Midrand

Penguin Random House SA is looking for a methodical, organised and solutions-oriented Accounts Payable Administrator to manage the administration of the company accounts payable in accordance with company policies and authority limits.

Don’t miss the Cheeky Natives in conversation with bestselling author Candice Carty-Williams at Book Circle Capital (21 May)

Join Book Circle Capital and Jonathan Ball Publishers for a discussion of bestselling novel Queenie with author Candice Carty-Williams in conversation with Cheeky Natives.

Mon – 13th May 2024

Don’t miss an evening with bestselling authors Candice Carty-Williams and Bolu Babalola in Cape Town (20 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to an evening in conversation with Candice Carty-Williams and Bolu Babalola!

Thu – 9th May 2024

New book alert! The Gathering – CJ Tudor, the bestselling Queen of Horror, turns her hand to vampires

Ingeniously plotted and chilling to the core, CJ Tudor’s new book The Gathering is a high-octane thriller.

Wed – 8th May 2024

Embrace the feels: Penguin Random House SA’s new YA Book Club pick is here!

Penguin Random House SA has announced its next Young Adult book club read: Laura Nowlin’s captivating novel, If Only I Had Told Her!

Tue – 7th May 2024

‘It would be easy to say that it all started with the murders, but actually it began when Margaret Thatcher became prime minister.’

Penguin Random House SA has shared an extract from The List of Suspicious Things, a tender and moving coming-of-age story about family, friendship and community by Jennie Godfrey.

Fri – 3rd May 2024

The Oxherd Boy – an exquisitely illustrated parable that will capture the hearts of readers of all ages

Inspired by thousands of years of Chinese thought, The Oxherd Boy is an enchanting and heart-opening illustrated fable about a young boy who explores the many ways to make meaning and find joy in the everyday.

Tue – 30th Apr 2024

New book alert! The Lion Conspiracy – the new wildlife corruption thriller by Peter Hain

The Lion Conspiracy by Peter Hain is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!

Read an extract from The Hunter – Tana French’s spellbinding new novel set in the Irish countryside

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from The Hunter by Tana French! ‘Hailed as the queen of Irish crime fiction, …

Mon – 29th Apr 2024

Get ready to be obsessed with this funny and thrilling new murder mystery!

What if you thought you murdered your best friend? And if everyone else thought so too? And what if the truth doesn’t matter?

Fri – 26th Apr 2024

Footnotes, April 2024: Book links from around the web

At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye.

Tue – 23rd Apr 2024

Philosophical, erudite and sexy: God’s Pocket by Sven Axelrad will haunt you long after you’ve finished the last page

God’s Pocket, the second novel from Sven Axelrad, is out in May from Penguin Random House SA!

Wed – 17th Apr 2024

Win 1 of 3 signed bundles of the Tannie Maria mystery series by Sally Andrew!

Penguin Random House SA and Umuzi are giving away three signed bundles of the Tannie Maria mystery series by Sally Andrew.

Tue – 16th Apr 2024

Read an excerpt from My Favourite Mistake – the hilarious, heartwarming new novel from global bestselling author Marian Keyes

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Marian Keyes’s new novel My Favourite Mistake!

Fri – 12th Apr 2024

Until August – the extraordinary rediscovered novel from Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Until August by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Anne McLean, is out now from Penguin Random House SA!

Mon – 8th Apr 2024

The Three-Body Problem – read the book behind the hit TV series

The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Maktub by Paulo Coelho – timeless stories of reflection and rediscovery

Maktub by Paulo Coelho – an essential companion to the inspirational classic The Alchemist – is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers! …

Tue – 12th Mar 2024

New book alert! My Friends, a luminous novel of friendship, family, and the unthinkable realities of exile by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Hisham Matar

My Friends, the new novel by the Booker-shortlisted, Pulitzer prize-winning author Hisham Matar, is out now from Penguin Random House SA!

Mon – 11th Mar 2024

Read an excerpt from Elly Conway’s deathly rollercoaster ride of a thriller, Argylle

Penguin Random House SA has shared an extract from Argylle by Elly Conway!

Fri – 8th Mar 2024

Read an excerpt from The Ghost Orchid – the new book from bestselling master of suspense Jonathan Kellerman

Penguin Random House SA has shared an extract from The Ghost Orchid – the new Alex Delaware novel from Jonathan Kellerman!