“This has been a long, hard year for many people, but one thing we did have was an amazing selection of books! Here are our 21 bestsellers of 2021. Our number one this year, The Promise by Damon Galgut, was a bestseller in our store before it was even nominated for the 2021 Booker prize, but the longlist, shortlist, and finally, winning, announcements did not hurt! And to everyone who bought it, I’m sure you’ll agree that it was an excellent book and deserved all the hype. It is a great list, filled with local books, so well done Cape Town (and our customers further afield) for supporting local and having excellent taste!” – The Book Lounge
Two Karavan Press titles are – at numbers 4. and 16. – on this amazing list:
1. The Promise by Damon Galgut ~ R290 2. Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro ~ R325 3. Beautiful World, Where Are You? by Sally Rooney ~ R320 4. An Island by Karen Jennings ~ R280 5. District Six: Memories, Thoughts and Images by Martin Greshoff ~ R460 6. Nation on the Couch by Wahbie Long ~ R280 7. When the Village Sleeps by Sindiwe Magona ~R290 8. Into Dark Water by Jeremy Vearey ~ R290 9. Female Fear Factory by Pumla Dineo Gqola ~ R280 10. The Dark Flood by Deon Meyer ~ R310 11. Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo ~ R215 12. Robert by Robert Hamblin ~ R280 13. Land Matters by Tembeka Ngcukaitobi ~ R280 14. The Hidden Spring by Mark Solms ~ R300 15. Bewilderment by Richard powers ~ R320 16. A Hibiscus Coast by Nick Mulgrew ~ R290 17. Die Teenoorgestelde is Net So Waar deur Azille Coetzee ~ R295 18. Surfacing, edited by Desiree Lewis and Gabeba Baderoon ~ R350 19. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong ~ R215 20. Notes on Grief by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ~ R260 21. By the Fading Light by Ashram Kagee ~ R195
You can buy these and many, many other books at The Book Lounge!