Book Excerpts

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.

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.

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.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Craig Higginson’s The Dream House, a novel of dark wit, a stark poetic style and extraordinary tenderness

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine …

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Nthikeng Mohlele’s spellbinding novel Pleasure

The Friday Night Book Club: Exclusive excerpts from Pan Macmillan every weekend! Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine …

Footnotes, July 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!

Read an excerpt from The Enforcers, revealing a brazen plot to assassinate Nelson Mandela at his inauguration

Jonathan Ball Publishers has shared an excerpt from The Enforcers: Inside Cape Town’s Deadly Nightclub Battles by Caryn Dolley. The Enforcers will …

Read an excerpt from David Barclay Moore’s magnificent debut novel The Stars Beneath Our Feet

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Achmat Dangor’s powerful and thought-provoking novel Dikeledi

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Achmat Dangor’s Dikeledi – the story of an ordinary family in the extraordinary days of apartheid.

‘I wrestled with life and lost.’ – Read an excerpt from Nthikeng Mohlele’s novel Rusty Bell

Jacana Media has shared an excerpt from Nthikeng Mohlele’s novel Rusty Bell.

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of A Thousand Ships – Natalie Haynes’s retelling of the Trojan War from a female perspective

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook of A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes. Powerfully told from an all-female perspective, A Thousand Ships gives voices to the women, girls and goddesses who, for so long, have been silent.

Dip into an excerpt from T.C. Farren’s new novel The Book of Malachi, a gripping thriller with a speculative twist

Malachi Dakwaa is mute and utterly disconnected from human beings when he gets an extraordinary job offer. In exchange for six months as warder on a top-secret organ farming project, Frasier Pharmaceuticals will graft a new tongue for him. Malachi takes the deal.

‘Dexter meets Gone Girl’: Read an extract from My Lovely Wife, Samantha Downing’s dark and irresistible debut

‘Dexter’ as written by Gillian Flynn: read an extract from My Lovely Wife, the deliciously engrossing debut by Samantha Downing.

[Watch] John Boyne reads an extract from his new novel My Brother’s Name is Jessica

Penguin Random House has shared a video of John Boyne reading an excerpt from his new book, My Brother’s Name is Jessica.

The Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes – one of the Guardian’s ‘Best Books of 2019’

Staying in this evening? Get comfortable with a glass of wine and Natalie Haynes’s new novel A Thousand Ships, one of the Guardian’s ‘Best Books of 2019’.

Read an excerpt from Thabiso Mofokeng’s darkly enjoyable debut novel, The Last Stop

BlackBird Books has shared an excerpt from Thabiso Mofokeng’s debut novel, The Last Stop.

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.

Something’s gone sour in the Winelands … Read an excerpt from Double Echo by François Bloemhof

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Double Echo by François Bloemhof.

How 8 journalists stood up to censorship imposed by Hlaudi Motsoeneng – read an excerpt from The SABC8, the shocking new book by Foeta Krige

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from The SABC8 by Foeta Krige, a story of the fight for media freedom, death threats, intimidation and assault.