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Daily Maverick Best Sellers February 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 06 Feb 2021, and combines Fiction and Non-fiction best sellers.

Months on the list:  4
Previous Rank: 1

#1. Donkerdrif 

by Deon Meyer

Deon Meyer se jongste spanningsroman het skaars die rakke getref en dis alreeds ’n topverkoper in Suid-Afrika. Bennie Griessel en Vaughn Cupido is terug en dié keer kry hulle met die donkerste drif denkbaar te doen – gierigheid. Daar’s ook ’n koelbloedige moord, ’n student wat verdwyn het en verdagte gebeure op ’n peperduur wynplaas. Dis lekkerlees op sy lekkerste.

The 5 AM Club
Months on the list:  21
Previous rank: 7

#2. 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 more than a year.

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

Think Like a Monk
Months on the list: 5
Previous Rank: 3

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

by Jay Shetty

Jay Shetty’s book stays strong in the DM Top 5. Over the past three years, Shetty has become a favourite in the hearts and minds of millions. In his inspiring, empowering book, Shetty 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.

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Months on the list:  21
Previous rank: 8

#4. 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

A Daily Maverick best seller for a full nineteen months.

The Four Winds
Months on the list:  NEW

#5. 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.

manage your money
Months on the list:  NEW
(Previous no. 9, Nov 2020)

#6. 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.

DM The Boy The Mole The Fox
Months on the list: 5
Previous Rank: 6

#7. 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.

Months on the list:  NEW
(Previous no. 8, Sep 2020)

#8. Rich Dad, Poor Dad

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

The ‘no. 1 personal finance book of all time’, first published almost 23 years ago. 

A Promised Land
Months on the list: 3
Previous Rank: 2

#9. A Promised Land

by Barack Obama

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making –from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy. In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, including the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

Months on the list: NEW

#10. Mess (Hlomu Series Book 5)

by Dudu Busani-Dube

 The fifth book in the popular Hlomu series centred around eight Zulu brothers from Mbuba village in Greytown, KZN. 

Each of the books is narrated by a woman drawn into the path of the brothers.