Book Club

10 books we're loving right now

From the latest book by Zakes Mda to the newest masterpiece from Haruki Murakami, these are the books that have been keeping us hooked this month. ...read more

Book review: The Puppet Boy of Warsaw by Eva Weaver

Eva Weaver perfectly captures the atmosphere, the horror, and the suspense surrounding the events of World War 2 in her novel, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw. ...read more

Book review: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version edited by Philip Pullman

Snow White isn't woken by a kiss, Cinderella doesn’t have a fairy godmother and the princess didn’t kiss the frog prince. ...read more

Book review: The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Jennifer Mathieu’s The Truth About Alice is a book that deals with slut shaming and clearly demonstrates how crowd mentality brings out the worst in people. ...read more

Goodbye Reeva - you'll never be forgotten

Reeva Steenkamp’s death left a deep void in the family, a fact that was only driven home when they gathered together to bid her a final farewell. ...read more

10 Books (and plays) we were all forced to read during high school

Some we loved, others we hated, but one thing was clear: if you didn’t read the books in time for set work exams, you would probably have failed English literature. ...read more

Book review: Splintered by A.G. Howard

A seductive and imaginative urban gothic fantasy novel that warps the world of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and transforms it into a world that you’ve never known before. ...read more

Book review: Adults Only edited by Joanne Hichens

A collection of stories filled with lust, laughter and delight. ...read more

Book review: Rachel’s Blue by Zakes Mda

The pressure of a small town community helps build tense twists and turns into the latest novel from acclaimed South African author Zakes Mda. ...read more

Book review: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

A bit like one of his earlier novels, Norwegian Wood, The Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki confronts those intense, bordering obsessive friendships we cultivate as teenagers. ...read more

Book review: Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence

As can be expected in one of Lawrence’s novels, bloodshed, carnage and large-scale destruction is never far away. ...read more

Book review: The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld

Told mainly from the perspective of an inmate who remains unnamed until the end, this book explores the harsh reality of life in prison. ...read more

Book review: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The Miniaturist is an atmospheric, dark and absorbing portrayal of what greed can do to men and women. ...read more

Behind the door: The Oscar and Reeva Story

Investigative journalists Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman unpack the facts behind the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. ...read more

10 Erotic books you should probably avoid reading

Fifty Shades of Grey has NOTHING on these. Absolutely nothing. Warning: May cause you to never want to pick up a steamy book ever again. ...read more

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