Book Review, Current Affairs, Non-Fiction, Politics

5 Things Christine Qunta Got Right About South African Society

"South Africa is a dishevelled society in which two groups with disparate goals share one geographical space. It is a country where forgiveness is overrated and justice underrated. For these reasons, South Africans are perhaps as far from being a nation in 2016 as they were in 1994." Christine Qunta’s latest book Why we are… Continue reading 5 Things Christine Qunta Got Right About South African Society

Book Review, Crime, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller

Review: James Patterson – Cross Justice

“I followed the adage that if you really want to learn about someone, you should just shut up and listen.” – James Patterson This is James Patterson’s latest book in the Alex Cross series. Once again, Patterson continues to bring to life one of his most iconic characters in yet another thrilling chapter of the… Continue reading Review: James Patterson – Cross Justice

Book Review, Personal Development

Review: Robin Sharma – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

“Time slips through our hands like grains of sand, never to return again. Those who use time wisely from an early age are rewarded with rich, productive and satisfying lives.” – Robin Sharma Quite frankly, I did not know what to expect before reading this book. I read the title and I asked myself, “Why… Continue reading Review: Robin Sharma – The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

Book Review, Fiction, Thriller

Review: Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects

“The face you give the world tells the world how to treat you.” – Gillian Flynn Sharp Objects is Flynn’s debut novel. Like many, I was first drawn to Flynn’s writing after her third novel Gone Girl made headlines as the #1 New York Times Bestseller and later appeared on the big screen wowing audiences… Continue reading Review: Gillian Flynn – Sharp Objects

Book Review, Non-Fiction, Personal Development

Review: Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. They’re either speaking or preparing to speak.” – Stephen R. Covey Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People presents readers with a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. In doing so, Covey… Continue reading Review: Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons In Personal Change

Book Review, Contemporary, Fiction

Review: Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner

“When you kill a man, you steal a life. You steal his wife’s right to a husband, rob his children of a father. When you tell a lie, you steal someone’s right to the truth. When you cheat, you steal the right to fairness.” – Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner is Khaled Hosseini’s first novel.… Continue reading Review: Khaled Hosseini – The Kite Runner

Book Review, Culture, Non-Fiction

Review: Malcolm Gladwell – Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking

“The key to good decision making is not knowledge. It is understanding.” – Malcolm Gladwell This book is Malcolm Gladwell’s second masterpiece. It focuses on snap judgements, particularly how some people are able to make quick decisions that save money and people’s lives, as well as present potential soulmates. In Blink, Gladwell also discusses how… Continue reading Review: Malcolm Gladwell – Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking