International

Thu – 26th Nov 2020

Mon – 23rd Nov 2020

Boekuittreksel: Wat in jou lewe is nie afgehandel nie? Dis die kernvraag in Die Boek van Twee Weë deur Jodi Picoult

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Die Boek van Twee Weë deur Jodi Picoult – ’n aangrypende roman oor lewe en dood, en verspeelde kanse.

Listen to a playlist of music selected by Barack Obama, to accompany his memoir A Promised Land

Barack Obama has shared a playlist of music to accompany his new memoir, A Promised Land.

[Watch] Ken Follett has a special message for his South African readers!

From the bestselling author Ken Follett, The Evening and the Morning is a historical epic that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.

Wed – 18th Nov 2020

Find out how African wild dogs vote by sneezing – Read an extract from Africa’s Wild Dogs: A Survival Story

Africa’s Wild Dogs: A Survival Story is a large-format photographic celebration of one of the continent’s most charismatic and endangered predators.

My Life in Red and White – There is only one Arsène Wenger, and for the very first time, in his own words, this is his story

My Life in Red and White: My Autobiography by Arsène Wenger is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Tue – 17th Nov 2020

[Watch] Barack Obama introduces his presidential memoir A Promised Land!

‘My memoir, A Promised Land, is out today. I hope you’ll read it. My goal was to give you some insight into the events and people that shaped me during the early years of my presidency. Most of all, I hope it inspires you to see yourself playing a role in shaping a better world.’

Mon – 16th Nov 2020

‘Hm-hm. Hierso doen jy dit anders.’ Lees ’n skreeusnaakse uittreksel uit Amper Frans deur Louis Jansen van Vuuren

In sy jongste boek, Amper Frans, beskryf Louis Jansen van Vuuren hoe hy destyds tydens formele Franse onthale amper die hasepad gekies het. Lees ’n uittreksel.

A missing boy. A small town. A question that needs answering. The Searcher by Tana French

The Searcher by Tana French is out now from Penguin Random House SA.

Lesley Lokko moves to Pan Macmillan with two new multi-generational novels

‘I’m thrilled to be back writing again and just delighted to have the opportunity to work with Wayne Brookes at Pan Macmillan. Big, big thank you to my agent, Kate Shaw, for bringing us together.’

Fri – 13th Nov 2020

Thu – 12th Nov 2020

Time Magazine has named The Pink Line by Mark Gevisser as one of the 100 Must-Read books of 2020!

Time Magazine has released its 100 Must-read Books of 2020 – including Mark Gevisser’s The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers!

[Listen] Enjoy this audiobook excerpt from These Are Not Gentle People by Andrew Harding

Land. Race. Murder. Betrayal. These Are Not Gentle People is the true story of a case that broke a South African town – by BBC Africa Correspondent Andrew Harding.

Wed – 11th Nov 2020

Emmanuel Acho introduces his new book, Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

Former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho started an online series to give white people a non-judgmental space to ask questions about race and racism.

New book alert! Joe Biden: American Dreamer – everything you need to know about the United States President-elect, by National Book Award winner Evan Osnos

Joe Biden: American Dreamer – the new biography of United States President-elect Joe Biden by National Book Award winner and New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos.

Tue – 10th Nov 2020

The Ickabog is here!

A mythical monster, a kingdom in peril, an adventure that will test two children’s bravery to the limit – The Ickabog by JK Rowling is out now from Pan Macmillan SA!

Sat – 7th Nov 2020

Footnotes, November 2020: 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. …

Fri – 6th Nov 2020

New book alert! Nigella Lawson’s Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes and Stories

‘More than just a mantra, “cook, eat, repeat” is the story of my life.’

Thu – 5th Nov 2020

Stephen Fry’s Troy: Our Greatest Story Retold – a tale of love and war, passion and power

Step into Stephen Fry’s bewitching retelling of the legend of Troy – a tale of love and war, passion and power – following his sensational bestsellers Mythos and Heroes.

Beautifully written about prejudice, loneliness and fighting spirit, House of Correction by Nicci French is shocking, twisty and utterly compelling

House of Correction by Nicci French – the new thriller from the master of psychological suspense!