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Daily Maverick Best Sellers May 2024

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 11 May 2024, and combines Fiction and Non-fiction best sellers.

The Wealth Money Can't Buy Sharma
Months on the list: NEW

#1. The Wealth Money Can’t Buy

by Robin Sharma

Offers a life-changing new methodology for enjoying an honestly rich life, one filled with personal power, authenticity, fulfilling work and a beautiful lifestyle that will cause you to feel like real fortune has finally smiled on you.
 
Based on The 8 Forms of Wealth learning model that Sharma has taught to his clients with transformational results, this masterwork is sure to become your daily guide to enjoying the lifetime of your highest dreams.
My Favourite Mistake Keyes
Months on the list: New
 

2. My Favorite Mistake

by Marian Keyes

Anna Walsh had a dream life – according to everybody else.
She lived in New York, had a long-term boyfriend, and had The Best Job In The World.

So why did she decide to take a flamethrower to the lot? Because now she’s back Dublin, living with her parents, forty-eight, with no partner, no job, and no direction.

But will the appearance of an old love interest derail things further?

Atomic Habits
Months on the list: 28
Previous Rank: 1

#3. Atomic Habits

by James Clear

Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now.

People think that when you want to change your life, you need to think big. But world-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered another way. He knows that real change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of small decisions: doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call.

He calls them atomic habits.

The Diary of a CEO Bartlett
Months on the list: 8
Previous rank: 3

#4. The Diary of a CEO

by Steven Bartlett

Business strategy changes like the seasons. This is a book about something much more permanent.

At the very heart of all the success and failure Bartlett has been exposed to – both his own entrepreneurial journey and through the thousands of interviews he’s conducted on my podcast – are a set of principles that can stand the test of time, apply to any industry, and be used by anyone who is search of building something great or becoming someone great.

Hunting with the Hawks Coetzer
Months on the list: NEW

#5. Hunting with the Hawks

by Graham Coetzer

The Hawks, South Africa’s elite crime-fighting force, have put scores of our worst criminals behind bars. In this book, investigative journalist Coetzer offers us a rare glimpse into the secretive world of this top police unit.

While exposing the deviousness of South Africa’s dangerous criminals, Hunting with the Hawks is also an ode to the hard work and dedication of the best of our police service.

The Psychology of Money
Months on the list: 6
Previous  Rank: 4

#6. The Psychology of Money

by Morgan Housel

Doing well with money isn’t necessarily about what you know. It’s about how you behave. And behavior is hard to teach, even to really smart people.

Housel shares 19 short stories exploring the strange ways people think about money and teaches you how to make better sense of one of life’s most important topics.

Al Wat Tel Venter
Months on the list: NEW

#7. Al Wat Tel

by Irma Venter

Toe Ami hoor dat ’n man voor haar gim geskiet is, weet sy daar is moeilikheid. 

Hoekom is die Valke op die misdaadtoneel? Was dit ’n sluipmoord? En wat is dit wat die speurder optel en in sy sak druk? Voor Ami hierdie raaisels kan oplos, kruis haar pad met dié van ’n Duitse joernalis wat bewerings van ’n ontstellende voorval in Mosambiek ondersoek. Is daar werklik ’n verband tussen die twee stories?

The 48 Laws of Power
Months on the list: 4
Previous Rank: 7

#8. The 48 Laws of Power

by Robert Greene

Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this book is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control.

Three thousand years of the history of power are distilled into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz, and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum.

The Women Hannah
Months on the list: 3
Previous Rank: 4

#2. The Women

by Kristin Hannah

Women can be heroes. When twenty-year-old nursing student Frances “Frankie” McGrath hears these words, it is a revelation.

Raised in the sun-drenched, idyllic world of Southern California and sheltered by her conservative parents, she has always prided herself on doing the right thing.

But in 1965, the world is changing, and she suddenly dares to imagine a different future for herself.

A Calamity of Souls Baldacci
Months on the list: New

#10. A Calamity of Souls

by David Baldacci

Set in the tumultuous year of 1968 in southern Virginia, a murder case sets a duo of Black and white lawyers against a deeply unfair system as they work to defend their wrongfully-accused Black defendants.

Jack Lee and Desiree DuBose could not be more dissimilar. On their own, neither one can stop the prosecution’s deliberate march towards a guilty verdict and the electric chair. But together, the pair fight for what once seemed impossible.
 

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