International

Tue – 28th Jan 2020

For fans of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Janice Hadlow’s The Other Bennet Sister tells Mary’s story …

It is a sad fact of life that if a young woman is unlucky enough to come into the world without expectations, she had better do all she can to ensure she is born beautiful. To be handsome and poor is misfortune enough; but to be both plain and penniless is a hard fate indeed.

Mon – 27th Jan 2020

‘In the end, you’re a victim of your own comfort zone’ – Chanette Paul chats about her US debut, Sacrificed

Catalyst Press chats to South African author Chanette Paul about her US debut, Sacrificed.

Kiley Reid’s debut novel Such a Fun Age – a powerful story about race and privilege by a new literary star

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid, ‘the most provocative page-turner of 2020’, will be available in South Africa in February!

Fri – 24th Jan 2020

Jodi Picoult in Afrikaans? Sowaar! Nuut in Februarie 2020: Die Belydenis, vertaal deur Daniel Hugo

Uit die pen van die gewilde skrywer van My Sister’s Keeper verskyn dié boeiende verhaal van twee vroue … en een geheim.

Thu – 23rd Jan 2020

‘Some writers have it, and CJ Tudor has it big time’

The Other People, the new novel by CJ Tudor, is out in February from Penguin Random House SA!

A dark and seductive foray into the surreal – Nudibranch by Irenosen Okojie

Nudibranch, the new novel by Nigerian British writer Irenosen Okojie, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

The Little Shop of Found Things by bestselling author Paula Brackston – a page-turning series debut

Paula Brackston, the bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter, returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance guaranteed to enchant in The Little Shop of Found Things, the first book in a new continuing series.

Wed – 22nd Jan 2020

Tue – 21st Jan 2020

How Christiaan Barnard’s success went to his head – Read an excerpt from Bill Bryson’s new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Bill Bryson’s new book The Body: A Guide for Occupants.

Mon – 20th Jan 2020

Don’t miss an evening with Prue Leith in Cape Town (PLUS a cooking demonstration!) (5 Feb)

Join Pan Macmillan for a meet and greet and cooking demonstration by Prue Leith to celebrate her two latest cookbooks, Prue and The Vegetarian Kitchen (coming March 2020).

Wed – 15th Jan 2020

Find out more about Deepa Anappara’s Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line – hailed as 2020’s most powerful debut 

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line, the debut novel by Deepa Anappara, is out in January from Penguin Random House.

Tue – 14th Jan 2020

What if a prank becomes murder? The Pact by Amy Heydenrych will keep you guessing

Amy Heydenrych’s new book The Pact is out in January 2020 from Jonathan Ball Publishers.

Mon – 13th Jan 2020

This year forget big resolutions. Dip into Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything by BJ Fogg, the world’s leading expert on habit formation

Struggling to stick with that New Year’s resolution already? For real change start small. Try any habit, make it tiny, find where it fits naturally in your life and nurture its growth.

Fri – 10th Jan 2020

Genesis – a medical mystery thriller from the master of the genre, Robin Cook

Bestselling author Robin Cook takes on the ripped-from-the-headlines topic of using DNA tracking to catch a killer in Genesis, an unforgettable medical thriller.

Footnotes, January 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 …

Thu – 9th Jan 2020

The groundbreaking science of healthy permanent weight loss – How Not To Diet by Michael Greger

How Not To Diet – put an end to dieting and replace weight-loss struggles with this easy approach to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle from the bestselling author of How Not to Die, Dr Michael Greger.