Thu – 1st Aug 2019
To have, to hold, to betray – listen to an audiobook excerpt from Your Truth or Mine? by Trisha Sakhlecha
Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of Your Truth or Mine?, the excellent debut thriller by Trisha Sakhlecha.
Journeys intersect. People find people when and where they least expect it. A missed connection needn’t be a disaster: it can save your life.
Wed – 31st Jul 2019
Read an extract from Knife, the gripping new book in Jo Nesbo’s intense and brilliant Harry Hole crime series
Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from Knife, the brand new Harry Hole thriller from Jo Nesbo, where Harry comes face to face with a deadly foe.
The Rapture – the debut novel by Claire McGlasson – is the history of a religious cult and a psychological thriller
The Rapture by Claire McGlasson – as captivating as The Girls, with the period sensibility of Sarah Waters, this riveting novel is based on a true story …
Tue – 30th Jul 2019
A reboot of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for the 21st Century – Read an excerpt from Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson
What will happen when homo sapiens are no longer the smartest beings on the planet?
Funny, furious and bold, FRANKISSSTEIN is a love story about life itself, the bodies we live in and the bodies we desire.
Read an excerpt here
At The Reading List, we’re trainspotters when it comes to interesting book links, and here are a number that caught our eye over the last month. Browse and enjoy!
Fri – 26th Jul 2019
Some great news: Karin Brynard’s Weeping Waters has been included on the shortlist for this year’s CWA International Dagger.
The Friday Night Book Club: Every murder case starts with a suspect. What if the suspect is your daughter? Read an excerpt from A Nearly Normal Family by MT Edvardsson
The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend!
Thu – 25th Jul 2019
Don’t miss the New Daughters of Africa Women’s Month launch in Joburg – with a line-up of literature, music and performances by the contributors (3 Aug)
Join New Daughters of Africa for a morning of performance, music and literature at the Market Theatre.
Wed – 24th Jul 2019
Listen to an interview with Elizabeth Macneal, author of the highly anticipated new novel The Doll Factory
Pan Macmillan has shared an interview with Elizabeth Macneal, author of the highly anticipated new novel The Doll Factory.
Don’t miss bestselling author Iain S Thomas reading from his new collection, Every Word You Cannot Say, at The Book Lounge (31 July)
Jonathan Ball Publishers and The Book Lounge invite you to join the internationally acclaimed author Iain S Thomas in Cape Town on 31 July, where he will be reading select excerpts from his new book, Every Word You Cannot Say.
The 2019 Booker Prize longlist has been announced—described by the judges as ‘bold’, ‘lyrical’, ‘very diverse’ and ‘quite wild’.
Tue – 23rd Jul 2019
An enchanting, romantic tale about the grace and beauty of second chances – Read an excerpt from Jojo Moyes’s new novel The Horse Dancer
Read an excerpt from Jojo Moyes’s The Horse Dancer, a novel about a lost girl and her horse, the enduring strength of friendship, and how even the smallest choices can change everything.
Fri – 19th Jul 2019
Gun Island is a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.
Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Your Truth or Mine? – the dark and original debut thriller by Trisha Sakhlecha
Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Your Truth or Mine?, the debut psychological suspense novel by Trisha Sakhlecha about the dark secrets couples keep from one another and how a marriage unravels.
Thu – 18th Jul 2019
The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession.
What would happen if a shy introvert lived like a gregarious extrovert for one year? If she knowingly and willingly put herself in perilous social situations that she’d normally avoid at all costs?
Jessica Pan is going to find out.
The Horse Dancer, an inspiring new love story from Jojo Moyes, the bestselling author of Me Before You and After You
The Horse Dancer, the new novel from JoJo Moyes, is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers!
British-born Nigerian writer Tade Thompson has won the 2019 Arthur C Clarke Award for his novel Rosewater
Tade Thompson’s novel Rosewater has won the Arthur C Clarke Award, the UK’s most prestigious prize for science fiction.
Wed – 17th Jul 2019
Like your thrillers spine-tinglingly terrifying? Then you’ll want to read this extract from The Whisper Man by Alex North.