All 25 titles are presented on dedicated Exclusive Books Recommends display units where the books are grouped together with shelf talkers in-store for the entire month of March. Fanatics members also earn a whopping 200 bonus points on their purchases from the list during March.


Nine fiction titles to entice include “An astonishing achievement” for A Girl by Abigail Dean and Grown Ups by Marian Keys is superb, warm-hearted and highly entertaining. His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie is a crazy account of rich Asians for West Africa. The Chanel Sisters by Judithe Little is delicious and utterly absorbing… a book to be relished and savoured. The Madhouse by TJ Benson is unique and colourfully eccentric and creates a mesmerising kaleidoscopic story that will grab hold of you and never let you go.

‘’Rarely is a book this finely wrought, the lives and histories it holds so tenderly felt, and rendered unforgettably true’’ quotes Ocean Vuong about The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr. The Push by Ashley Audrain will set your nerves jangling and is not to be missed. The Smallest Man by Frances Quinn Is a fascinating tale of extraordinary accomplishment, and a story about how anything is possible and how love has always been a beacon of hope. You Never Really Know by John Hunt is filled with warm humour and serves up a double shot of pathos as it moves from playful satire to true tragedy whilst examining the inner workings of power.

There are eleven non-fiction titles that have been selected for March. At Any Cost by Stephen Timm is an age-old narrative about ego and flying too close to the sun as well as a modern version of greed in the tech world. Beyond Order by Jordan B. Peterson is the most influential public intellectual in the Western world right now according to The New York Times. Connect by David Bradford and Carole Robin is ‘a practical and timely book and highly recommend’ says Ariana Huffington. How to Start a Side Hustle by Nic Haralambous is practical, personable, searingly honest and everyone should have a side hustle just not before reading this book.

In Nuts and Bolts by McLean Sibanda readers will gain unique perspectives on challenges faced by leaders overseeing a turnaround in any organisation. Intelligence Isn’t Enough by Carice Anderson is a book that should be part of every corporate onboarding programme. Rattling the Cage by Brent Meersman is history, big-picture philosophy, grassroots journalism and a novelist’s eye – animated by a genuine sense of moral indignation at the current state of the nation – come together in these essays to provide critical perspectives on and insights into South Africa’s recent past and current political, economic and social undercurrents. The Billionaire Mindset by Daniel Strauss (in English and Afrikaans Dink Soos ‘n Miljardêr) is an excellent roadmap for success that will benefit all entrepreneurs.

Julia Cameron author The Listening Path is “the queen of change.” according to The New York Times. Think Again by Adam Grant is “A must-read … the lessons in this book are more important than ever.” quote Bill and Melinda Gates.

The last five titles are YA and Children’s. A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas brims with suspense, romance, intrigue and action. In Forever Ends on Friday the author Justin A. Reynolds weaves themes of friendship and tragic loss into a sensitive tale… deftly using humor throughout this fast-paced, engagingly written book. Hawk by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet is an accessible novel offering a new entry point into Max’s world of evil corporations and superhuman hybrids, splitting the narrative’s first-person perspective between Hawk and her mother. The Hatmakers by Tamzin Merchant, illustrated by Paola Escobar is an utterly charming adventure full of wildness, wit, magic and heart. As Jy Droom deur Daniëlla van Heerden en Megan Werner is ‘n storie van durf, deursettingsvermoë, hoop en hartseer. ‘n Avontuur met soveel adrenalien dat jy dit dalk vergesog sou noem–as dit nie die waarheid was nie…