Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – June 2017


Our reviewers rate books from 1–5

  1. For use as a doorstop only
  2. Keep for publishers’ and booksellers’ strikes
  3. A great holiday read
  4. You’ll remember this with enthusiasm a month later
  5. Unforgettable

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  1. 16th Seduction by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Century)
  2. About Last Night by Catherine Alliot (Penguin) 5/5
  3. All Of Us And Everything by Bridget Asher (Bantam Books) 4/5
  4. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (HarperCollins) 4/5
  5. Being Chris Hani’s Daughter by Lindiwe Hani and Melinda Ferguson (MFBooks/Jacana) 4/5
  6. Eat Right For Your Type by Dr Peter J. D’Adamo with Catherine Whitney (Century)
  7. Everybody’s Fool by Richard Russo (Allen & Unwin)
  8. Hotel Valhalla by Rick Riordan (Penguin)
  9. How Many Ways Can You Say Hello? by Refiloe Moaholi(Penguin) 5/5
  10. It’s Me, Marah by Marah Teboho Louw (Blackbird Books)
  11. Kill The Father by Sandrone Dazieri (Simon & Shuster) 4/5
  12. Lord Of The Dark Wood by Lian Hearn (Pan Macmillan)
  13. Magnus Chase And The Hammer Of Thor by Rick Riordan (Penguin) 4/5
  14. Once We Were Sisters: A Memoir by Sheila Kohler (Penguin Books) 4/5
  15. Pages For Her by Sylvia Brownrigg (Picador) 4.5/5
  16. Rocket Man: Elon Musk In His Own Words edited by Jessica Easto (Agate B2) 4/5
  17. Sirens by Joseph Knox (Doubleday) 4/5
  18. Spy – Uncovering Craig Williamson by Jonathan Ancer (Jacana) 5/5
  19. The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer (Bantam Press) 4/5
  20. The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs (Random House) 4.5/5
  21. The Book Of Joy by His Holiness, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Penguin Random House) 5/5
  22. The Dark Flood Rises by Margaret Drabble (Canongate Books) 4/5
  23. The Knowledge Illusion by Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach (Macmillan) 4/5
  24. The Pythagoras Project by Peter Cronshaw (Porcupine Press)
  25. The Snow Rose by Lulu Taylor (Pan) 5/5
  26. The Thirst by Jo Nesbo (Harvill Secker) 5/5

We want to thank PanMacmillan South AfricaJonathan Ball PublishersPenguin Books South AfricaRHS and Jacana Media for the review copies.