Fri – 14th Jun 2019

The Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from The Spanish Promise by bestselling author Karen Swan

Staying in this evening? Warm yourself up with a glass of wine and Karen Swan’s sizzling summer novel The Spanish Promise.

Thu – 13th Jun 2019

Adrian Hayes is coming to South Africa to share his hair-raising new book – One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life and death on the world’s most unpredictable and perilous mountain.

[Watch] Bestselling author John Boyne has a message for his South African fans about his new book My Brother’s Name is Jessica

John Boyne recorded a short video message for his South African fans about his new book, My Brother’s Name is Jessica.

Forget the 10,000-hour rule. All you need is Range.

No matter what you do or where you are in life, you will see the world differently after you’ve read Range. 

Wed – 12th Jun 2019

Dead at First Sight by Peter James – full of suspense and twists you won’t see coming

Dead at First Sight, the 15th Roy Grace novel from the highly acclaimed, number one bestselling author Peter James, is out this month!

Tue – 11th Jun 2019

The bestselling books in South Africa – April

This list represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous four weeks to 2 May 2019, and combines fiction and non-fiction bestsellers.

Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Americanah in Candice Carty-Williams’s sharp, relatable and evocative debut novel Queenie

Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams is a disarmingly honest, boldly political and inclusive novel that will speak to anyone who has gone looking for love and found something very different in its place.

The lottery of life and love in Lagos – find out more about Toni Kan’s new short story collection Nights of the Creaking Bed

Corruption, religious intolerance, gratuitous violence and the importance of joy are some of the big themes that underlie Toni Kan’s memorable collection, Nights of the Creaking Bed.

Mon – 10th Jun 2019

John Connolly is in South Africa to launch his novel A Book of Bones, the thrilling new instalment of the Charlie Parker series!

Jonathan Ball Publishers invites you to the launch of A Book of Bones by John Connolly, the latest in his popular Charlie Parker series.

Fri – 7th Jun 2019

Ready to take the UK by storm! Angela Makholwa’s novel The Blessed Girl is out from Bloomsbury in June

Bloomsbury will publish the United Kingdom edition of Angela Makholwa’s The Blessed Girl on 13 June 2019!

Thu – 6th Jun 2019

Moving, powerful, compassionate and beautifully written – The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Wed – 5th Jun 2019

Footnotes, June 2019: 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 …

As You Like It, anthology featuring African LGBTQI+ voices and allies, wins international Lambda Literary Award

Jacana Media and the Other Foundation are thrilled to announce that the Gerald Kraak Anthology As You Like It has won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Anthology – Fiction.

Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff – an explosive book about a president who is increasingly volatile, erratic and exposed

With Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, in Siege, he has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is

Lucinda Riley has a special message for her South African readers!

Lucinda Riley’s latest book The Butterfly Room has just gone to number one in South Africa, and she has a special message of thanks for her fans!

Tue – 4th Jun 2019

Find out which authors will be at the 2019 Open Book Festival in Cape Town

The Open Book Festival has announced the first group of authors that will be at the event this year!

Mon – 3rd Jun 2019

A seminal boyhood moment played out against the backdrop of political upheaval – Read an excerpt from Tony Peake’s North Facing

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from North Facing by Tony Peake. About the book Peake’s first novel for 20 years is …

Fri – 31st May 2019

Godfather of Punk Iggy Pop announces new book ’Til Wrong Feels Right – out this September

Penguin Random House is excited to be publishing Iggy Pop’s ‘Til Wrong Feels Right, arriving this September.

Thu – 30th May 2019

Jared Diamond’s new book Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change is now available

Exhibiting the awe-inspiring grasp of history, geography, economics and anthropology that marks all Diamond’s work, Upheaval reveals how both nations and individuals can become more resilient. The result is a book epic in scope, but also his most personal yet.

Pinch of Nom – 2019’s must-have cookbook and the UK’s fastest-selling non-fiction book of all time

Slimming food has never tasted so good! Pinch of Nom is the must-have first cookbook from the UK’s most visited food blog, out now from Pan Macmillan.