What we’ll be read­ing

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From mod­ern clas­sics to non-fic­tion and travel, the edi­to­rial team will be delv­ing into some in­ter­est­ing titles this sum­mer.

MAR­CELLE VAN NIEK­ERK by Bill Bryson “I al­ways laugh out loud at Bryson’s writ­ing and I of­ten get funny looks from peo­ple. His books are filled with in­ter­est­ing in­for­ma­tion and this one about Aus­tralia is one of my favourites.”


“I’ve been a sub­scriber to The New Yorker for years – it pub­lishes some of the best jour­nal­ism in the busi­ness. I don’t al­ways get around to read­ing my copies when they ar­rive, so I’ve banked them for my hol­i­day.”

ESMA MARNEWICK by Ian Fra­zier “I’ll read about Fra­zier’s trav­els by train and de­liv­ery van in the icy Siberian Desert while hid­ing from the sun on the stoep of a beach house. At least my thoughts will stay cool!”

by the Dalai Lama, Des­mond Tutu and Dou­glas Abrams “Most of us spend the last few weeks of De­cem­ber think­ing about the year ahead. We could all do with a few tips on how to be hap­pier in 2018!”


by Jen­nifer Ack­er­man “This is the kind of book to read when you have lots of time to re­ally sink your teeth into the sub­ject mat­ter. I love books that re­mind me that us hu­mans are not so im­por­tant in the greater scheme of things. The world is a much richer place thanks to all its other in­hab­i­tants.”


by Richard Steyn “Smuts is a gi­ant in South African his­tory – lawyer, mil­i­tary leader, states­man, botanist and philoso­pher

– who made his in­flu­ence felt on the world stage in the first half of the 20th cen­tury. But he was a com­plex char­ac­ter. He was revered over­seas and re­viled at home. Why?”


by Kate Quinn “I love his­tor­i­cal fic­tion and this spy tale from World War II will keep me busy for a long time.”


by Bar­bara King­solver “In this novel, a monarch but­ter­fly mi­gra­tion veers off course, ar­riv­ing in the Ap­palachi­ans in au­tumn, and sets in mo­tion a se­ries of events that leaves a young mother grap­pling with her place in her com­mu­nity and how cli­mate change and hu­man in­ter­fer­ence are im­pact­ing the en­vi­ron­ment. King­solver has a mas­ter’s de­gree in ecol­ogy and I al­ways en­joy her vivid de­scrip­tions and ob­ser­va­tions about the nat­u­ral world.”


by Elis­a­beth Hyde “A group of thrill seek­ers and na­ture lovers em­bark on a guided raft­ing trip down the Colorado River. Along the way, the strangers have to tackle the rapids as well as their own churn­ing emo­tions. The book has all the el­e­ments for a grip­ping hol­i­day read: drama, ad­ven­ture, con­flict and beau­ti­ful scenery.”


by Wil­liam Fin­negan “Fin­negan is a dis­tin­guished jour­nal­ist who has worked for The New Yorker for decades. This is his mem­oir – a Pulitzer Prize-win­ning tale about his life­long in­fat­u­a­tion with rid­ing waves, which be­gan when he was a teenager in Hawaii. I’m not a surfer but Fin­negan’s ad­dic­tion is con­ta­gious. I think it’s time for some les­sons at Muizen­berg…”

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