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Daily Maverick Best Sellers November 2019

The Giver of Stars
Months on the list:  NEW

#1. The Giver of Stars

by Jojo Moyes

The new standalone novel from the author of Me Before You, After You and Still Me. Inspired by a remarkable true story, the books tells the unforgettable journey of five extraordinary women living in extraordinary and perilous times.



Months on the list:  7
Previous rank: 2

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

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

Months on the list:  2
Previous rank: 6

#3. Talking to Strangers

by Malcolm Gladwell

The bestselling author is back with an exploration of what our interactions with strangers tell us about who we are. Everybody be careful out there


Months on the list:  NEW

#4. Cilka’s Journey

by Heather Morris

The sequel to the Morris’ bestseller, The Tattooist Of Auschwitz, based on a true story of love and resilience. Cilka is just 16 when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. She finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love

Months on the list:  NEW

#5. Bassie: My Journey of Hope

#4. Bassie: My Journey of Hope

by Basetsana Kumalo

Basetsana Kumalo recounts her extraordinary life journey, including her relationships with mentors like Nelson Mandela, and shares the secrets of her success and all the lessons she’s learnt along the way.

Months on the list:  New

#6. Huis van gruwels

by Susan Cilliers

Huis van gruwels is die skokkende verhaal van ‘n pa wat alles van sy familie geneem het; maar dit is ook ‘n storie van hoop oor ‘n dapper jong vrou wat uiteindelik geluk en genesing vind.

Months on the list:  7
previous rank: 4

#7. The 5am Club

by Robin Sharma

Own your mornings, master your life – and try not to think too hard about the book two spots above this one in the rankings, lest you stop giving a f*ck about being an early riser and conquering all challenges in your path.

Months on the list:  4
Previous rank: 3

#8. The Stellenbosch Mafia: Inside the Billionaires’ Club

by Pieter du Toit

Pieter du Toit’s blockbuster continues to chart. The author examines South Africa’s “club” of winelands billionaires to determine whether the town has an outsized influence on business and society.

Months on the list:  New

#9. Banting: 7-day meal plans

by Rita Venter, Natalie Lawson, Kim Blom

Banting has moved on since the Real Meal Revolution – to this book. The authors are the darlings of Banting 7 Day Meal Plans Facebook group; get their recipes and secrets in their new cookbook.

Months on the list:  3
Previous rank: 1

#10. Ghost Fire

by Wilbur Smith

Smith hangs on to a top ten spot with his latest in the Courtney series. Inseparable since birth and growing up in India, Theo and Connie Courtney are torn apart by the tragic death of their parents.