I got a R40 voucher from Exclusive Books yesterday. Heee! They also sent a pamphlet of “Great South African Reads”. In January I wrote down a couple of new year’s resolutions, one of them was to read more. And because I still remember what they taught us at school about making specific goals,  I’ve set myself the goal of reading 12 books by the end of this year. Now you may think that “12″ is not a big number but I’m a slow reader okay – I take in every…single…sentence. No skimming. And to make matters worse, I’m a non-fiction girl, so sometimes I battle to find good material! Having said that, I’m trying to incorporate more fictional books into this year’s quota of 12, which I have done already with The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and Marley and Me.

Even though I’m not a perpetual reader, I still love books, book stores, and the smell of new books. Don’t you love that smell? Anyway, I circled four titles in the Homebru Collection which captured my attention! In no particular order they are as follows:

Africa’s Greatest Entrepreneurs

By Moky Makura

Costs R224

A bit pricy but I love these kind of books. The book tells the stories of some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa, detailing their challenges and triumphs.


Black Jerusalem

By Happy Ntshingila

Cost R198

Looks at the origins of some of South Africa’s best known advertisements. Sounds interesting..


Cooking from Cape to Cairo

By Dorah Sitole


Cooking books are always quite expensive but they usually have a lot of pics which makes it worth it. Includes recipes from 19 countries across Africa and gives a little background on the culture that created the cuisine.


Going Green – 365 Ways to Change our World

By Simon Gear

Costs R143

We should all be doing our bit to “Go Green” but many people don’t know where to start. This book claims to have simple yet easy-to-implement-tips, 365 of them!


P.S If you know of any books that I just “have to read”, let me know, thanks!

P.P.S Anyone from Exclusive Books reading this – You so need to update your website. The HomeBru section still reflects selections for 2008. We are in 2009 now.

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