If you are an avid reader, you’d be happy to hear that you have a free pass to get lost in an adventure, a romance, a mystery, or even a good self-help book on Saturday, 23 April 2022, for #WorldBookNight! Even though the ‘reading hour is considered to be from 19:00 to 20:00 only, we know that once you get into a good story, it’s hard to stop reading. So, whether alone or with your family, we encourage you to use your spare time (obv because we don’t get to read as often as we would like to) and experience the relief it provides from everyday challenges and stress.
Celebrating this exciting night (and day) can be more than just sitting in a nook reading a book. You can volunteer to read to others at the Sandton Library at Nelson Mandela Square, or any other bookstore in one of Sandton’s malls. Or, if you have books to pass on, give away free books to individuals to read at either a nursing home or an orphanage.
If you’re looking for a good book recommendation, we wandered into Sandton’s beautiful bookstores to bring you our favourite picks.,
Transform your life with tiny changes in behaviour, starting now. People think you need to think big when you want to change your life. 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.
Who knew a Marilyn Monroe movie could kill you? When Oom Frik of Oom Frik’s Fantastiques dies during a vintage movie screening in Ladismith, Tannie Maria and her policeman boyfriend, Henk, are on the scene. Ja, the old thrift-shop owner, had a heart condition, but was there more to his demise?
From Colleen Hoover, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of ‘It Ends With Us, comes her new novel, ‘Ugly Love’. When Tate Collins finds airline pilot Miles Archer passed out in front of her apartment door; it is definitely not love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. But what they do have is an undeniable mutual attraction. He doesn’t want love, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship, but their chemistry cannot be ignored.
Recommended Books from CNA (Sandton City)
Back in the long-ago nineties, Rachel Walsh was a mess. But a spell in rehab transformed everything. Life became very good, very quickly. These days, Rachel has love, family, a great job as an addiction counsellor, she even gardens. Her only bad habit is a fondness for expensive trainers. But with the sudden reappearance of a man she’d once loved, her life wobbles. She’d thought she was settled. Fixed forever. Is she about to discover that no matter what our age, everything can change? Is it time to think again, Rachel?
A thrilling array of South African writers, including Fred Khumalo, Sibongile Fisher, Lucas Ledwaba, Vonani Bila, Lynn Joffe, Christopher Mlalazi and Lorraine Sithole, tell surprising and unnerving tales in this collection of commissioned stories from the master of narrative writing, Niq Mhlongo. These stories give answers to the question: what does being haunted and hauntings mean in our southern African world, in the past, the present and the future? Shivers!
Mentioned in our list earlier, we must add in Colleen Hoover’s, ‘It Ends with Us’. Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So, when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
We hope you like our picks and choose at least one of them to enjoy (most of them are top sellers, so it wouldn’t take much convincing 😉)… anyways, go explore and discover. Happy World Book Night, Sandton!