Book Club

10 South African reads that you can buy for R200 or less

Because who doesn’t love a good read AND a good bargain? more

Depression is not a one dimensional illness

“It's my experience that people are a lot more sympathetic if they can see you hurting, and for the millionth time in my life I wish for measles or smallpox or some other easily understood disease just to make it easier on me and also on them.” more

Book review: Jani Confidential by Jani Allan

This book, as much as it offers insights into Jani, offers insights into our history too. more

Book review: The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister

A richly woven, descriptive tale of a little bit of magic, rising above one’s circumstances, the power of what we are willing to believe, and continual new beginnings. more

Book review: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

This is a book for every woman, whether you work or not, and a book that men desperately need to read too. This is a book for everyone. more

Book review: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August is elegant, beautiful and pensive, which is not something I can often say of books that also happen to be fantastic thrillers. more

“I’m so OCD” and other phrases you need to stop throwing around

OCD and other mental health illnesses are not adorable personality traits... and this book really brings that point home. more

Book review: Best White: And Other Anxious Delusions by Rebecca Davis

From start to finish, her bone-dry humour and clever wit makes her first dossier of anecdotes even more entertaining than Buzzfeed on any given day. more

All the sad places

Books might not be able to completely cure depression, but they do get you through some of the worst times. more

"The best dad is a good lover" and other terrible book covers and titles

Sometimes you can't help but judge a book by its cover, or by its title.. more

Book review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

A harrowing read that deals with the subject of surrogacy as a form of servitude, in a society that is dominated by wealthy and privileged royals unable to bear children of their own. more

Book review: The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro

Ten years after his exquisite best-seller Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro is back with another unique and unpredictable work of literary skill. more

Book review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

Tense, disturbing and all-together terrifying, Bird Box is the kind of horror novel that will have you suffering from the worst kind of anxiety ever. more

Bitter Dawn: A Search for the Truth About the Murder of Anni Dewani by Dan Newling

In our minds, Shrien Dewani has always been guilty, but is he really? Bitter Dawn explores this and more. more

We need more books about suicide

We can rage against what fate throws at us and the ones we love but in the end, is there another alternative? No. This is life and this is how it goes. more

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