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Daily Maverick Best Sellers March 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 27 Feb 2021, and combines Fiction and Non-fiction best sellers.

The Four Winds
Months on the list:  2
Previous rank: 5

#1. 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.

The 5 AM Club
Months on the list:  22
Previous rank: 2

#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: 6
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.

A Court of Silver Flames
Months on the list: NEW

#4. A Court of Silver Flames

by Sarah J Maas

Maas’s sexy, richly imagined Court of Thorns and Roses series continues with the journey of Feyre’s fiery sister, Nesta. Nesta Archeron has always been prickly – proud, swift to anger and slow to forgive. And since the war – since being made High Fae against her will – she’s struggled to forget the horrors  and find a place for herself within the strange and deadly Night Court.

Subtle Art_250
Months on the list:  22
Previous rank: 4

#5. 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.

Months on the list:  5
Previous Rank: 1

#6. 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.

Months on the list: NEW

#7. Greenlights

by Matthew McConaughey

From the Academy Award-winning actor, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. ‘Hopefully, it’s medicine that tastes good, a couple of aspirin instead of the infirmary, a spaceship to Mars without needing your pilot’s license,’ says the author.

Months on the list:  8
Previous rank: 8

#8. Rich Dad, Poor Dad

by Robert T. Kiyosaki

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

manage your money
Months on the list: 2
Previous rank: 6

#9. 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.

Months on the list: NEW

#10. Bridgerton: The Duke and I

by Julia Quinn

The first novel in the beloved Regency-set world of Quinn’s charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. A proper duke should be imperious and aloof. A young, marriageable lady should be amiable . . . but not too amiable. Daphne Bridgerton has always failed at the latter.