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Daily Maverick Best Sellers September 2020

Our list is compiled from print sales data and other sources. It represents the bestselling books in South Africa from the previous five weeks to 29 August 2020, and combines Fiction and Non-fiction best sellers.

Midnight Sun
Months on the list:  NEW

#1. 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 5 AM Club
Months on the list:  16
Previous rank: 1

#2. 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 a full year.

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

Subtle Art_250
Months on the list:  16
Previous rank: 2

#3. 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 fourteen months.

Lazy Makoti
Months on the list: 3
Previous Rank: 5

#4. The Lazy Makoti’s Guide to the Kitchen

by Mogau Seshoene

The first appearance of Mogau’s bestseller on this list. She takes into consideration all the different occasions a South African kitchen might have to cater for. The recipes use simple ingredients that are probably already in your pantry or fridge, and if not, they’re readily available at the grocery. No more excuses – it’s time to step into those domestic goddess stilettos.

The Alchemist
Months on the list: 4
Previous Rank: 4

#5. The Alchemist

by Paolo Coehlo

This classic (and perennial top 100 title, originally published in 1988) is a fable whose central message is to pursue your dreams by following your heart.

manage your money
Months on the list:  2
Previous Rank: 9

#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: 7

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

by Charlie Macksey

‘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. 9, July 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. 

Last Survivor
Months on the list:  NEW

#9. Last Survivor

by Tony Park

Sonja Kurtz returns in her fourth thriller. Joanne Flack is on the run, suspected of stealing a rare African plant thought to be extinct and worth millions of dollars.  Sonja is hired by the CIA to hunt her down and find the link between the missing plant and a terrorist group hiding out in South Africa. 

Months on the list:  NEW

#10. Liar

by Lesley Pearse

Amelia White dreams of being a reporter. The closest she’s come is selling advertising in the local paper – until the fateful day she stumbles on a body dumped among the rubbish. Determined to protect the victim from smears, she convinces her paper’s editor to let her tell the true story. If only she can work out who the liar is…