Book extracts

Hoe oorleef mens 40 jaar saam met ’n narsis? Lees twee uittreksels uit So lyk ’n vrou … deur Ilse Verster

In So lyk ’n vrou … vertel Ilse Verster van ’n leeftyd se mishandeling deur ’n narsis – en wat dit verg om jouself te red.

‘She knows her place.’ Read an excerpt from Quraisha Dawood’s debut novel Stirring the Pot

Penguin Random House has shared an extract from Stirring the Pot, the debut novel by Quraisha Dawood.

‘In the Ghorami household sex was never mentioned’ – Listen to Monica Ali reading from her new novel Love Marriage

Monica Ali, the bestselling, Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Brick Lane, reads an excerpt from Love Marriage – her first new novel in a decade.

‘First thing you have to remember is that there was a time before time.’ – Read an extract from When We Were Birds by Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from When We Were Birds — Ayanna Lloyd Banwo’s gorgeously immersive, mesmerising and life-affirming literary debut – a love story and a ghost story set in modern-day Trinidad.

Listen to an excerpt from Sophie Hannah’s ingenious, brain-bending new novel The Couple at the Table

Listen to an excerpt from The Couple at the Table – bestselling author Sophie Hannah’s twisty new psych suspense!

‘Dit laat haar droewig voel, al die grysheid’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Marie Spruyt se jongste roman, Droomboom

LAPA Uitgewers deel graag ’n proeseltjie uit Droomboom, Marie Spruyt se jongste roman wat afspeel teen die agtergrond van Ierland se magiese landskap.

‘Is jy in die moeilikheid? Tart ’n geheim jou?’ Lees ’n uittreksel uit Kry vir jou, nuut deur François Bloemhof

Lees ’n kort uittreksel uit Kry vir jou, die tweede boek in François Bloemhof se Ludo Labuschagne-wiedoenit reeks!

‘Lemon syrup, cake and coffee made a perfect three-course breakfast’ – Read an excerpt from Sally Andrew’s new Tannie Maria mystery, The Milk Tart Murders!

Penguin Random House SA has shared an excerpt from The Milk Tart Murders – the new Tannie Maria mystery by Sally Andrew!

So maak jy Pitahamburgers met Griekse jogurtsous! Probeer hierdie gratis resep uit Kosbaar deur Elmarie Berry

Is een van jou nuwejaarsvoornemens om gesonder te eet? Dan moet jy Elmarie Berry se resep vir Pitahamburgers met Griekse jogurtsous probeer!

‘She knew his eyes would linger on her arse. It felt like home.’ – Read an extract from Wahala by Nikki May – the hottest debut of 2022

Nikki May’s Wahala is a page-turning debut novel following three Anglo-Nigerian best friends and the lethally glamorous fourth woman who infiltrates their group.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from TJ Klune’s ‘simply perfect’ novel The House in the Cerulean Sea

Treat yourself to a mug of hot chocolate this evening and an excerpt from The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune – an uplifting, heart-warming fantasy tale that’s become a New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post bestseller.

Listen to an excerpt from Polly Crosby’s atmospheric and deeply emotional novel The Unravelling

The Unravelling by Polly Crosby is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers. Listen to an excerpt below!

Friday Night Book Club: Read an excerpt from Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop – a new romantic comedy that will stop readers in their tracks …

Treat yourself to a mug of hot chocolate this evening and an excerpt from Casey McQuiston’s One Last Stop – a magical, sexy, big-hearted romance where the impossible becomes possible.

Friday Night Book Club: Read an exclusive excerpt from Freya Marske’s magical debut novel A Marvellous Light

Treat yourself to a mug of hot chocolate this evening and this excerpt from Freya Marske’s A Marvellous Light – a comedy of manners, manor houses, and hedge mazes, including a magic-infused murder mystery and a delightful queer romance, set in an alternative Edwardian England.

‘I was able to cultivate an almost delusional level of confidence.’ – Read an excerpt from Will Smith’s memoir Will

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Will, Will Smith’s story of his amazing ride through the worlds of music and film.

Listen to an excerpt from Siya Turabi’s The Last Beekeeper – one of the most exciting debuts of 2021

The Last Beekeeper by Siya Turabi is a lyrical historical novel of family, friendship and self-discovery, exploring the power of choice in a changing world and love in communion with nature.

‘Petrusburg was Jimi se rugbyhemel’: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Maretha Maartens se bekroonde jeugroman, Bethel se berg

Op soek na die perfekte geskenk vir jou tiener se Kerskous? Lees ’n uittreksel uit Bethel se berg deur Maretha Maartens – naaswenner in LAPA se jeugromankompetisie 2020.

Moord is op die spyskaart … Lees ’n uittreksel uit Gifbeker deur Irna van Zyl

Wat is beter as ’n boek vir Kersfees? ’n Reeks! Lees nou al vier uittreksels uit Irna van Zyl se Storm van der Merwe-reeks: Moordvis (2016), Gifbeker (2018), Bloedsteen (2020) en Op ’n mooi dag (2021):

‘You’re in big, big trouble …’ Read an excerpt from Taking Selfies with A Sheep by Jaco Jacobs

Penguin Random House has shared an excerpt from Taking Selfies with A Sheep by Jaco Jacobs.

‘Jy is die oorsaak,’ moes ek hoor. Haar depressie is my skuld: Lees ’n uittreksel uit Verhale van hoop deur Pieter van Zyl

In Verhale van hoop gesels Pieter van Zyl met mense van verskillende agtergronde oor wat dit behels om die pad van ’n psigiese versteuring met ’n geliefde te loop.