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Daily Maverick Best Sellers October 2020

Our list is compiled from print sales data and other sources. It represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous four weeks to 26 Sep 2020, and combines Fiction and Non-fiction best sellers.

Think Like a Monk
Months on the list: NEW

#1. Think Like a Monk: How to Train Your Mind for Peace and Purpose Everyday

by Jay Shetty

Storming to number one in SA from nowhere, Jay Shetty’s book is dominating all comers, week-to-week. 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.

All Rise
Months on the list: NEW

#2. All Rise: A Judicial Memoir

by Dikgang Moseneke

Law as a profession was not Dikgang Moseneke’s first choice. As a small boy he told his aunt that he wanted to be a traffic officer, but life had other plans for him. All Rise, Moseneke’s second memoir, covers his years on the bench, with particular focus on his 15-year term as a judge at South Africa’s apex court, the Constitutional Court – including as the deputy chief justice.

The 5 AM Club
Months on the list:  17
Previous rank: 2

#3. The 5am Club

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

Midnight Sun
Months on the list:  2
Previous Rank: 1

#4. Midnight Sun

by Stephanie Meyer

Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with Midnight Sun, the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire’s point of view. When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella’s side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward’s version in this long-awaited companion novel.

The Evening and the Morning
Months on the list: NEW

#5. The Evening and the Morning

by Ken Follett

Follett’s latest epic begins in 997 CE and is set against the background of the medieval church. It is the end of the Dark Ages, and England faces attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Life is hard, and those with power wield it harshly – often in conflict with the king.  Into this uncertain world three people come to the fore – and come into dangerous conflict with a ruthless bishop, who will do anything to increase his wealth and power.

Subtle Art_250
Months on the list:  17
Previous rank: 3

#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 seventeen months.

Months on the list:  NEW

#7. The Gift 

by Edith Eger

This practical and inspirational guide to healing from the bestselling author of The Choice shows us how to release your self-limiting beliefs and embrace your potential. .In the end, it’s not what happens to us that matters most – it’s what we choose to do with it. We all face suffering – sadness, loss, despair, fear, anxiety, failure. But we also have a choice; to give in and give up in the face of trauma or difficulties, or to live every moment as a gift. 

Hans gee Herklaas horings
Months on the list:  NEW

#8. Hans gee Herklaas horings

by Rudie van Rensburg

Hans van Kraaienburg is terug! Dié hupse 90-jarige voer stryd teen Overstrand se rykste
skobbejak, Grond Graaffwater. Maar eers moet hy sy vriend Herklaas help horings kry. Hans
steek die Rubicon oor was ’n topverkoper, en Hans se tweede avontuur gaan lesers net so
laat kraai van die lag. 

12 Rules
Months on the list:  NEW
(Previous no. 6, Aug 20)

#9. 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos 

by Jordan B Peterson

The international bestselling self-help book returns to the DM Top Ten list. What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Psychologist Jordan B. Peterson’s answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research. 

manage your money
Months on the list:  3
Previous Rank: 6

#10. 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.