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Thu – 16th May 2024

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.

Join Karen Horn at the Dante Alighieri Society for the launch of Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII (10 May)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and the Dante Alighieri Society invite you to the launch of Prisoners of Jan Smuts: Italian Prisoners of War in South Africa in WWII by Karen Horn.

Thu – 2nd May 2024

Elevate your mindset and supercharge your business with Freelance Like a Boss and The Wealth Money Can’t Buy

Shea Karssing, author of Freelance Like a Boss, reviews The Wealth Money Can’t Buy, the new book by bestselling author Robin Sharma.

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.

Wed – 24th Apr 2024

The Long and Winding Road – Lesley Pearse’s harrowing, gripping, powerful memoir

Lesley Pearse’s extraordinary life story The Long and Winding Road is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

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!

Don’t miss the launch of The End of Eden: Wild Nature in the Age of Climate Breakdown by Adam Welz at Love Books (17 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Love Books invite you to the launch of The End of Eden by Adam Welz.

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

What does ‘productivity’ even mean? Read an excerpt from Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Slow Productivity: The Lost Art of Accomplishment Without Burnout by Cal Newport.

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.

Fri – 5th Apr 2024

Jonny Steinberg wins prestigious Book Critics Circle award for Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage

Bestselling South African author and scholar Jonny Steinberg scooped the award for best biography for Winnie and Nelson: Portrait of a Marriage at the National Book Critics Circle awards in New York last week – one of the most prestigious awards in the publishing industry!

Discover true wealth: Robin Sharma introduces a revolutionary method in his upcoming book The Wealth Money Can’t Buy

Robin Sharma, bestselling author of books like The 5AM Club and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, has a special message for South Africans!