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GH book editor’s top reads

Our book editor, Masechaba Mkefa, is always hidden behind a pile of new and old reads. Here are her favourite books by her favourite authors



Author: Nora Roberts

Book: Whiskey Beach

This was the first Nora Roberts book that I read. It’s a story about a lawyer, Eli Landon, who’s framed for his wife’s murder. Roberts pulls you into the story, making you feel like you are right there with Eli. And you’re left wanting more.


Author: Bryce Courtenay

Books: The Power Of One and Tandia

Bryce is a South African author, who holds Australian citizenship and writes so passionately about South Africa. The Power Of One is about an Afrikaans boy, Peekay, growing up in an unforgiving world, who learns to stand up for himself through the world of boxing. Tandia, the sequel to The Power Of One, is a tear-jerker that follows the life of Tandia, a half-Indian and half-black girl, who is assaulted by police and banished from her home. Eventually Tandia and Peekay’s lives cross paths.


Author: Jodi Picoult

Book: Plain Truth

No matter which book by Jodi Picoult you pick, it’s bound to be a riveting read. This particular novel is about an Amish girl, Katie, who hides her pregnancy and gives birth secretly. When a baby is found dead in the barn of the Amish community’s dairy farm, she denies any knowledge of it. Lawyer Ellie Hathaway is determined to prove Katie’s innocence, but while doing so, she finds herself clashing with a culture that’s completely different from her own.


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