BOOK CLUB: Restock your bookshelf with some of these latest book releases


In this novel by Anne Booth, three nuns play the lottery to save their failing convent. What unravels next is a story of friendship, community, faith and love. Set in the 1990s, the story centres around the last three nuns at the order of the Sisters of Saint Philomena. When 99-year-old Sister Cecilia decides to play the National Lottery, a series of small miracles begin to unfold. It’s an ideal read if you’re looking for something joyful and uplifting.  

Cover price: R290 | Published by Penguin Random House





This captivating book by renowned physician and addiction expert Gabor Maté looks at the link between personal suffering and the pressure of modern-day living. Maté discusses how medicine often fails to treat the whole person and ignores how today’s culture stresses our bodies, burdens our immune systems and undermines emotional balance. Co-written with his son Daniel, this book shows the reader a path to health and healing by sharing real-life stories.

Cover price: R350 | Published by Penguin Random House





Written by Siphiwe Gloria Ndlovu, this novel tells the story of Chief Inspector Spoke Moloi as he investigates his very first ‘white case’ on the eve of his country’s independence. The novel combines social comedy and crime while examining a country’s transition from colonial to postcolonial state. Expect engaging characters, a captivating murder mystery and historic poignance.

Cover price: R290 | Published by Penguin Random House





A novel by Rachel Lynn Solomon, Weather Girl, tells the story of Ari Abrams, a TV meteorologist. Ari connects with shy sports reporter Russell, and together the duo hatches a plan to get their bosses together. In doing so, Ari and Russell get to know each other and what ensues is a story of unexpected romance. 

Cover price: R215 | Published by Penguin Random House





From bestselling author Liane Moriarty, Apples Never Fall is the story of the Delaneys, a family who appears to be enviably contented. But, when Joy Delaney disappears, her children are forced to re-examine their parents’ marriage, as well as their family history, with fresh (and frightened) eyes. Questions begin to arise — is Joy’s disappearance related to a mysterious house guest? Or were things never as perfect as they seemed in the Delaney household? 

Cover price: R215 | Published by Penguin Random House





Alive with colour and flavour, this book of modern Thai recipes by John Chantarasak will inspire any foodie to try something new. The chapters are structured by dish type, from snacks and relishes to curries, stir-fries and salads. The recipes include ingredients native to Thailand, while the origins of western ingredients and their place in Thai cuisine are also explored and explained.  

Cover price: R464 | Published by Jonathan Ball Publishers


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A smart social comedy, this novel by Ania Bas centres around Gosia, a young cashier living and working in London. When she meets the man of her dreams, Gosia is pushed to do things she has never done before — she quits her job to become a personal trainer, invests in a self-help bible, travels to Poland and falls out with her mother. The novel transports us to suburban London and weaves a tale that is original, tender and discerning all at once. 

Cover price: R304 | Published by Jonathan Ball Publishers