Read the one about Noah, or do you not give a f***?


Read the one about Noah, or do you not give a f***?

South Africa’s bestselling books in June

Jennifer Platt

It seems that readers are yearning for tips on how to have a better, happier, calmer existence. That’s probably why there are so many self-help books on the bestseller list this month. Non-fiction still rules but there are a few stories that people want to escape into.The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
Sheesh, over three million copies have been sold of this unorthodox self-help guide. Manson is a blogger who cuts through the bullcrap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can become better, happier people. Have a listen to this Soundcloud clip: beware strong language as f*cks fly everywhere. HarperOne, R25
Born A Crime by Trevor Noah
The Daily Show star has now apologised after he received worldwide criticism for a video clip that resurfaced from a comedy show in 2013 in which he makes a derogatory joke about aboriginal women. Pan Macmillan South Africa, R180The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela edited by Sahm Venter
A landmark work, this is the first and only authorised and authenticated collection of correspondence spanning the 27 years Mandela was held as a political prisoner. Penguin, R425
The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James PattersonWhile promoting his thriller about a US president who has to save the world from a cyberbully, Clinton has not taken direct shots at Trump – but at a recent launch in Seattle he ended one anecdote of his life as the 42nd US president saying: “Back then, you couldn’t just tell an outright lie and get away with it.” Century, R290Death and Taxes - How SARS Made Hitmen, Drug Dealers & Tax Dodgers Pay Their Dues by Johann van Loggerenberg
Van Loggerenberg was at the centre of high-profile SARS cases that spanned many years. He offers an insider’s account on some of these cases, such as the investigations into Dave King, Billy Rautenbach, Barry Tannenbaum, Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema. Van Loggerenberg also writes about the hollowing out of SARS and brings the reader up to date on what is happening now. Jonathan Ball, R270The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Based on the true story of Ludwig “Lale” Sokolov. After the horrors of World War 2, Sokolov lived a quiet life in Melbourne, not telling anyone his haunted story of being the person who tattooed serial numbers on his fellow prisoners in Auschwitz, fearing that he would be viewed as a Nazi collaborator. Only when he was well into his 80s did he tell his heartbreaking story to Morris. Zaffre, R280
Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
Taking her ability to create characters who readers care deeply for and fall in love with, Roberts spins a tale about what happens to a few people after a mass shooting in a mall.  Critics and readers are calling this one of her best. Piatkus Books, R285Origin by Dan Brown
Now in paperback, the fifth book to star Brown’s celebrated Robert Langdon is selling loads of copies again. Creationism versus science is the gist of this one. Corgi Books, R175
Magnetiize by John SaneiSanei is a bestselling author, a Singularity University faculty member (one of a global network of experts who help build and create new stuff that makes stuff easier) and a trend specialist. By combining psychology, strategy and future studies, he provides an approach on how to stop chasing life, stop running around and slow down and take control. Burnet Media, R300Meeting your Power by DJ Zinhle and Nokubonga Mbanga
According to the publishers it is the story of two remarkable women, DJ Zinhle and Nokubonga Mbanga, who share the lessons learned on their life journeys, reminding us that power is inside all of us. Tracey McDonald Publishers, R230

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