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12 Exciting new reads for your TBR list in April

Whether you want to be transported to a new world, supported in the kitchen or even guided in your finances … We’ve got just the book for you!

April is a one of our favourite months in the year, because of all the down time of course! And what better way to spend a long weekend with a great book in hand. The Penguin Post, a magazine about books for book lovers from Penguin Random House South Africa gave us some great suggestions of the latest releases you won’t be able to put down:

Milk the Beloved Country by Sihle Khumalo

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Sihle Khumalo has travelled all over Africa getting to know the people. But it’s South Africa’s history that bewitches him, and for his latest book, he started off by looking into the history of place names – but ended with a lot more stories to tell.


Good + Simple by Sarah Graham

Sarah Graham began her career in food with her blog, Bitten, in 2010. Since then, she’s written six cookbooks, and starred in her very own cookery show. Her new cookbook, Good + Simple, is a return to simple, old-fashioned
cooking. She chatted with Lauren Mc Diarmid about simplifying our approach to cooking, the stories behind the food we eat and how anyone can get around a busy schedule and prepare nourishing and tasty meals.


The Dead of Winter by Stuart MacBride

Why go through the wringer if you aren’t going to put it in a book? Stuart MacBride writes about how an idea he’d sat with for 13 years finally found legs in the dark humour of the Scottish weather system.


Clytemnestra by Constanza Casati

Author Costanza Casati on bringing to life a Greek legend in her novel, Clytemnestra. A blazing novel set in the world of Ancient Greece and told through the eyes of its greatest heroine, this is a thrilling tale of power and prophecies, of hatred, love, and of an unforgettable Queen who fiercely dealt out death to those who wronged her.


Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson

Author Jenny Jackson on her debut, Pineapple Street, a witty exploration of family, money, love and heartbreak


Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood

A book about a mother kicking butt is Fran Littlewood’s triumphant debut. The Amazing Grace Adams is the story of a 45-year-old woman, Grace – a polyglot and former TV star – who’s lost everything. She’s estranged from her husband and child, just lost her job and, according to an article she’s read in the newspaper, at the unhappiest age she could possibly be. She’s at breaking point, where normal rules no longer apply, and so, on the hottest day of the year, Grace abandons her car in gridlocked traffic and sets out, on foot, across London, to try and win back her estranged daughter on her 16th birthday.


Buried Treasure by Sven Axelrad

Magic happens in the space between. For author Sven Axelrad, this lies somewhere between accounting and writing


The Last Orphan by Gregg Hurwitz

Gregg Hurwitz on the formidable Evan Smoak, a trained government assassin who’s on a personal mission to help those with nowhere to turn, and the bad-ass hero of the Orphan X series.


Afrikaans: Die fantastiese Mev Smit deur Elizabeth Wasserman

Ons ken haar as kinder- en jeugboekskrywer, maar Elizabeth Wasserman se eerste roman vir volwassenes is hier. En die hoofkarakter is nie ’n vrou wat haar mond hou nie – selfs al kry dit haar keer-op-keer in die moeilikheid.


Afrikaans: Die oseaan tussenin deur Jeanette Stals

As kind hoor Jeanette Stals ’n storie by haar pa wat haar sou bybly en uiteindelik inspireer.


Trees of Kruger by Prof Braam van Wyk

Struik Nature publisher, Pippa Parker, shares the origins of an exciting new series of books on the Kruger National Park, that are perfect for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.


Handle Black Tax Like A Pro by Ndumi Hadebe


Requests for money by parents, siblings and other relatives carry a mental and emotional price, affecting our relationships with our loved ones. Helping others is commendable, but how do you do it in such a way that you avoid debt and put an end to the poverty cycle? Ndumi Hadebe broaches the subject of black tax.

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