on the shelves
this month and
Too many books, too little time?
Need a Read picks the highlights from new titles each month to help you find just the right book!
Book of the Month – Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel
Book of the Month – The Paris Aparment by Lucy Foley
Book of the Month – Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
Book of the Month – The Maid by Nita Prose
Mysteries, love and addiction – what’s not to love?
Book of the Month – The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont
Fabulous new fiction to kickstart your year.
Book of the Month – Christopher by Nozuko Siyotula
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Need a Read’s Book of the Year for 2021:
The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
November 2021 : Non-fiction and Biographies
Brilliant biographies and insightful non-fiction just in time for the holidays.
November 2021 : Thrillers
Looking for something unputdownable for the holidays? Have a look at this amazing selection of thrillers.
Brilliant fiction from big award winning authors plus a couple of extraordinary local titles, not to mention Ottolenghi!
Book of the Month – Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Three steamy romances as well as the hilarious, highly relevant The Echo Chamber and Paula Hawkins’s unputdownable new thriller.
Book of the Month – The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris
Two glorious books set in the late 1800’s questioning insanity and deformity, Florence, Antarctica, Australia and New York all feature in these fabulous July reads.
Book of the Month – The Mad Women’s Ball by Victoria Mas
A big epic about women, flight and Hollywood, an exquistively crafted piece of local fiction and a book about raising chickens!
Book of the Month: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
I’m Karen Lane
Whether you read to be entertained, enlightened, enchanted or energized; thrilled or educated or just to escape I hope you’ll be inspired by the books and book news featured in these newsletters.
As C.S. Lewis said, “We read to know we are not alone.”
– Nicky R., Johannesburg
– Steph L., Auckland
– Jenny CW., Johannesburg