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.

Read an excerpt from Train Man, the brilliant and profoundly affecting novel by Andrew Mulligan

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

Footnotes, August 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 over the last month. Browse and enjoy!

Fri – 26th Jul 2019

Karin Brynard’s novel Weeping Waters shortlisted for the prestigious CWA International Dagger Award

Some great news: Karin Brynard’s Weeping Waters has been included on the shortlist for this year’s CWA International Dagger.

Thu – 25th Jul 2019

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.

2019 Booker Prize longlist announced – including two African authors

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 by Amitav Ghosh – a beautifully realised novel that effortlessly spans space and time

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

Must read! Get into The Doll Factory, the highly anticipated debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal

The Doll Factory, the debut novel by Elizabeth Macneal, is an intoxicating story of art, obsession and possession.

Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come – An introvert’s year of living dangerously

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

Gripping, moving and brilliantly creepy – read an excerpt from The Whisper Man by Alex North

Like your thrillers spine-tinglingly terrifying? Then you’ll want to read this extract from The Whisper Man by Alex North.