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Daily Maverick Best Sellers April 2021

Our list is compiled from print sales data and other sources. It represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous three weeks to 20 March 2021, and combines Fiction and Non-fiction best sellers.

Beyond Order
Months on the list:  NEW

#1. Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life 

by Jordan B. Peterson

In this long-awaited sequel to 12 Rules for Life, Peterson shows that part of life’s meaning comes from reaching out into the domain beyond what we know, and adapting to an ever-transforming world. While an excess of chaos threatens us with uncertainty, an excess of order leads to a lack of curiosity and creative vitality. Beyond Order therefore calls on us to balance the two fundamental principles of reality – order and chaos ­- and reveals the profound meaning that can be found on the path that divides them.

The Billionaire Mindset
Months on the list: NEW
Combines English & Afrikaans sales

#2. The Billionaire Mindset

by Daniel Strauss

What sets the rich apart from ‘normal people’? A mindset. In this book, Strauss, a highly successful venture capitalist, explains how to adopt said life-changing mindset. He shares his secrets of success, including how to access capital, where to find the right people to help you reach your goals, and how to free your mind from self-imposed limitations, so that you, too, can think like a billionaire.

DM The Boy The Mole The Fox
Months on the list: NEW
Previous no. 7, Feb 21

#3. The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse

by Charlie Mackesy

‘Feeling a little blue? Meet the new Winnie the Pooh.’
The Daily Mail

Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos.

The 5 AM Club
Months on the list:  23
Previous rank: 2

#4. The 5am Club: Own Your Morning, Elevate Your Life

by Robin Sharma

Own your mornings, master your life – Sharma’s book has stayed, like Mark Manson’s Subtle Art, on the best seller list for almost two years.

Read all about being an early riser and conquering all challenges in your path.

12 Rules For Life_ii
Months on the list: NEW

#5. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

by Jordan B. Peterson

Acclaimed clinical psychologist Peterson has become one of the world’s most popular public thinkers. Here, he provides twelve profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life. Happiness is a pointless goal, says Peterson. Instead we must search for meaning, not for its own sake, but as a defence against the suffering that is intrinsic to our existence.

Subtle Art_250
Months on the list:  23
Previous rank: 5

#6. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

#4. Bassie: My Journey of Hope

by Mark Manson

Zen and the art of running out of f*cks to give, on purpose, as quickly as possible. People aren’t just born not giving a f*ck, after all: you’ve got to learn it. Start here

Manson’s book has been a Daily Maverick best seller for a full twenty-three months.

Think Like a Monk
Months on the list: 7
Previous Rank: 3

#6. Think Like a Monk: How to Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Every Day

by Jay Shetty

Over the past three years, Shetty has become a favourite in the hearts and minds of millions. In his inspiring, empowering book, he draws on his time as a monk in the Vedic tradition to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power.

manage your money
Months on the list: 3
Previous rank: 9

#8. Manage Your Money like a F*cking Grownup

by Sam Beckbessinger

You don’t know how to budget for your lunch breaks, much less your life. You haven’t asked for a raise in years and you have too many credit cards in your wallet. This book will sort you out. This book is the book to f*cking get. Great to see this SA local title back in the top 10.

The Four Winds
Months on the list:  3
Previous rank: 1

#9. The Four Winds

by Kristin Hannah

Texas, 1934. Elsa Martinelli had finally found the life she’d yearned for. A family, a home and a livelihood on a farm on the Great Plains. But when drought threatens all she and her community hold dear, Elsa’s world is shattered to the winds. Fearful of the future, when Elsa wakes to find her husband has fled, she is forced to make the most agonizing decision of her life.

Future Tense
Months on the list: NEW

#10. Future Tense: Reflections on My Troubled Land

by Tony Leon

Leon presents a portrait of today’s South Africa and prospective future. Written during the coronavirus lockdown, his book examines the surge of the disease, which has crashed the economy, as well as the rise of a dangerous Julius Malema-led populism. Leon also provides an insider’s view of the power struggles within the DA, which saw the exit of its first black leader in 2019.