It's tough being a self-published author

2015-11-30 13:48

In light of the costs involved in the publication of a book, here's why one reader's wife had to go the self-publishing route.

It’s ridiculous that books are more affordable overseas

2015-11-18 10:47

These readers are fed up and have found other alternatives to get the books they need.

Book review: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman

2015-11-12 09:42

Rich in gorgeous prose and evocative imagery, Alice Hoffman’s The Marriage of Opposites brings to life a time where people of African descent were seen as little more than slaves.

Book review: The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent

2015-11-12 09:41

Who will care about the books no-one wants?

Book review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

2015-11-12 09:39

A book truly deserving of all the accolades it has been receiving.

Book review: The Girl in the Spider’s Web by by David Lagercrantz

2015-11-12 09:36

Can Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist live on after their creator’s death? Lili Radloff is not 100% convinced.

Authors we’d love to have dinner with

2015-11-10 10:48

Which author would you love to share an evening meal with? We asked. You answered.

Book Review: Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn

2015-10-19 10:10

This is not an enjoyable book. A good one, yes – but certainly not a fun or fluffy one.

Book review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

2015-10-02 10:32

This beautifully rendered fantasy novel features a daring heroine, tortured hero and a world cloaked in beauty and deadly secrets.

Book review: The Lodger by Louisa Treger

2015-10-02 10:05

For her debut novel, Louisa Treger decides to explore the life of author, Dorothy Richardson, who was instrumental in the emergence of modernist fiction – and it’s a 100 times better than just reading a biography.


“I simply cannot afford books from bookstores in South Africa”

2015-11-26 08:56

Here's why readers have not bought any new books from established book stores in South Africa.

Book review: Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

2015-11-18 10:45

A dying girl is brought back to health in a magical universe called Magonia and as war arises, so does the challenges that comes with it.

Book review: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

2015-11-12 09:42

This is the story of two sisters, Kaitlyn and Carly. Or was there always only one girl?

Book review: These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

2015-11-12 09:40

These Shallow Graves is set in New York during the nineteenth century and is centered around 17-year old Jospehine Montfort, the daughter of one of New York's wealthiest families.

Book review: Icarus by Deon Meyer

2015-11-12 09:37

Meyer has written a South African story for an international audience, and he has done it well.

Book review: After You by Jojo Moyes

2015-11-12 09:02

The long-awaited sequel to the beloved best-seller Me Before You.

The best ‘novel’ gift for book lovers everywhere

2015-10-26 09:37

From abandonment to failure, ‘determinedly chasing after a women even when she’s a nun’ to ‘being unable to find a cup of tea’, The Novel Cure has a book recommendation for any ailment you may be suffering from.

Twilight reimagined: Bella's a boy!

2015-10-06 13:16

Author of best-selling Twilight saga, Stephanie Meyer has gender-flipped the roles of Bella and Edward in this 10th anniversary edition of Twilight.

Book review: The Stranger by Harlan Coben

2015-10-02 10:22

A family man is approached by a total stranger in a bar. What this stranger reveals to the plants large seeds of doubt about his, up-until-now, very normal family existence.

Book review: The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild

2015-10-02 10:01

Art, food and intrigue are the cornerstones of this enjoyable novel.

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