Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – September 2017

Writers Write – Our Book Reviews – September 2017


  1. Adder by Christelle van Rooyen-Wessels (Penguin)
  2. Bad Seeds by Jassy Mackenzie (Umuzi)
  3. Chizi’s Tale by Jack Jones (Penguin Random House South Africa)
  4. Here And Gone by Haylen Beck (Harvill Secker)
  5. House of Names by Colm Toibin (Viking)
  6. How Cheetah Got His Tears by Avril van der Merwe (Penguin Random House S A)
  7. I Know A Secret by Tess Gerritsen (Bantam Press)
  8. Middle School Hollywood 101 by James Patterson (Young Arrow)
  9. No Longer Whispering To Power by Thandeka Gqubule (Jonathan Ball Publishers)
  10. Nudes: Addressing and Undressing My Truth by Siyanda Kakana (Amazon)
  11. Selling Lipservice by Tammy Baikie (Jacana)
  12. The Energy Code by Dr Ela Manga (MF Books Joburg)
  13. The Mermaid’s Daughter by Ann Claycomb (William Morrow)
  14. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce (Transworld Publishers)
  15. The Fire Child by SK Tremayne (Harper)
  16. The Secrets She Keeps by Michael Robotham (Sphere)

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

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