LIGHT, FROTHY AND FULL OF FUN … HERE ARE OUR TOP READS FOR OCTOBER:
When Jilly Cooper says ‘So funny. And the sex is amazing … makes me feel like a nun’ you know it’s going to be a romp of a read. Sophia Money-Coutts’ debut novel, The Plus One, is the hysterical story of Polly Spencer. She’s single, nearly 30 and has only managed to have sex twice in a year … both times with a Swedish banker called Fred. But she’s fine. And it’s New Year’s Eve. Surely this year can only be better? Saucy, sexy and seriously funny. HarperCollins, R300.
Never Greener by Ruth Jones is the story of Kate and Cullum, who had an intense and passionate affair when Cullum was a married dad and Kate was young and single. Now, 17 years later, she’s a married mom and successful actress, he’s happily married. Then they meet again … do they walk away from each other or grab this second chance and give their past relationship another try? Penguin, R290.
How far would you go to get back at your ex? In Imogen’s case, she’s prepared to go quite the distance. Particularly as he’s given her a fortnight’s notice to leave the family home and threatened to fight for custody of her son. In an unexpected twist, she finds herself working with her ex’s new girlfriend, and first wife, all of who see him quite differently. Sticks and Stones is Jo Jakeman’s debut novel … a light, but hugely enjoyable, psychological thriller. Penguin, R290.
We also enjoyed Bad Apple by Zoje Stage – the story of Suzette, who appears to have it all: A stunning home and a handsome Swedish husband. She also has a beautiful, intelligent seven-year-old daughter … who just happens to dislike her mum and is trying to kill her. Penguin, R290.
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Love reading? You really should join our book club. Every month there are loads of fantastic new releases … novels and cookbooks and children’s reads and so much more. Even better, all the books are discounted by 20% and delivery is free if your order’s more than R250 (for less than that, a R45 delivery fee is charged). Simply register on www.knowledgeroad.co.za/getitbookclub. New books delivered to your door … bliss!