International

Fri – 8th Nov 2019

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Deon Meyer’s new novel The Last Hunt

Hodder Books has shared an excerpt from The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Thu – 7th Nov 2019

The Institute – Stephen King’s scariest novel yet

Thrilling, suspenseful, heartbreaking, Stephen King’s The Institute is a stunning novel of childhood betrayed and hope regained.

Wed – 6th Nov 2019

Missing Person – the unputdownable new thriller from Sarah Lotz, the author of The Three

From acclaimed thriller writer Sarah Lotz, hailed by Stephen King as ‘vastly entertaining’, Missing Person – a new novel about a group of amateur detectives infiltrated by the sadistic killer whose crimes they’re investigating.

Tue – 5th Nov 2019

Join Deon Meyer for the launch of his thrilling new Benny Griessel novel The Last Hunt in Cape Town (12 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to the Cape Town launch of The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Mon – 4th Nov 2019

Win a SIGNED copy of Margaret Atwood’s Booker Prize-winning new novel The Testaments!

Penguin Random House is giving away a series of books signed by their authors – exclusive to The Reading List readers!

Fri – 1st Nov 2019

Join Deon Meyer for the launch of his thrilling new Benny Griessel novel The Last Hunt in Joburg (14 Nov)

Jonathan Ball Publishers and Exclusive Books invite you to the Johannesburg launch of The Last Hunt by Deon Meyer.

Jack Reacher is back in Blue Moon – a brand new white-knuckle read from Lee Child

Once in a blue moon, things turn out just right: the new Jack Reacher, the thriller hero we can’t get enough of.

Thu – 31st Oct 2019

Read an excerpt from If You Want to Make God Laugh by Bianca Marais, author of the beloved novel Hum If You Don’t Know the Words

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from If You Want to Make God Laugh, the new novel from Bianca Marais.

Wed – 30th Oct 2019

Shortlist announced for the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers

The Miles Morland Foundation has announced the shortlist for the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships. The scholarships are open to anyone writing in …

Tue – 29th Oct 2019

The Dutch House – a masterpiece from award-winning, international bestselling author Ann Patchett

Ann Patchett’s unforgettably powerful new novel The Dutch House – a story of love, family, sacrifice and the power of place.

When we lift up women, we lift up humanity. Will you commit to the lift? Here’s how you can get involved

‘There is no country on earth where women have achieved true equality. That’s not something I’m willing to accept – and I don’t think I’m alone. I’m pretty sure most of us would agree that equality can’t wait.’

Mon – 28th Oct 2019

One little secret between a married woman, her lover, and a killer – The Lying Room by Nicci French

The Lying Room – the brand new standalone novel from Nicci French, the master of psychological suspense.

A touching account of three South African women – Bianca Marais’s new novel If You Want to Make God Laugh

If You Want to Make God Laugh, the new novel from Bianca Marais, is out from Penguin Random House.

Fri – 25th Oct 2019

‘It’s a bit sexy in places … it’s the most fun thing I’ve ever written’ – Jojo Moyes on her new novel, The Giver of Stars

Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and Still Me, has a special message for her South African fans about her new book.

Thu – 24th Oct 2019

New book alert! The World According to Roger Ballen – a unique overview of one of the most distinctive art photographers practising today

The World According to Roger Ballen, co-authored with Colin Rhodes, looks at Ballen’s career in the wider cultural context beyond photography, including his connections with and collections of Art Brut.

Wed – 23rd Oct 2019

Travel Light, Move Fast by Alexandra Fuller, the bestselling author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

Travel Light, Move Fast from bestselling author Alexandra Fuller, the utterly original story of her father, Tim Fuller, and a deeply felt tribute to a life well lived.

What would you change if you could travel back in time? Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi is out now from Pan Macmillan.

Tue – 22nd Oct 2019

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson, a wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything

Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body is a brilliant, and often very funny, attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up. 

Elton John’s memoir Me is full of incredible celebrity anecdotes – including the time he threw oranges at Bob Dylan during a party hosted by Simon and Garfunkel

In Me, his first and only official autobiography, music icon Elton John reveals the truth about his extraordinary life.