Settle in for some history, horror and humour with our round-up of must-read books…

YEARBOOK 

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Yearbook is a collection of true stories from much-loved actor and producer Seth Rogan. The stories are personal accounts of Rogan’s childhood, his experience of doing stand-up comedy as a teenager and of life in Los Angeles.

The combination of candour and humour makes the collection a must-read for anyone looking for a laugh. Rogan has co-written several films, including Superbad and Pineapple Express, and his first book promises to be a hit.

HUSTLING, HAPPINESS, AND A BLOW-UP DOLL NAMED PERCY

ReadingThis collection of anecdotes by Dale Hefer serves as a compelling guide to navigating one’s business and personal lives. The collection includes personal stories from Hefer’s life, from her award-winning marketing career to her journey to sobriety. It’s packed with life lessons and business tips, as well as plenty of humour.

Hefer is a South African businesswoman with experience in the advertising industry. She was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Global Emerging Entrepreneur awards, as well as in South Africa’s Most Empowered Females in Government and Business Award – so the book is full of real-life wisdoms.

CHRISTINE 

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Written by highly acclaimed author Stephen King, Christine is the story of a 1958 Plymouth Fury that becomes possessed by supernatural forces. The horror novel was originally published in 1983 and a film adaptation was released in the same year.

Now the story is being overhauled in a new screenplay set to be written and directed by Bryan Fuller, the creator of Hannibal and Star Trek: Discovery. Horror fans will love this one for its addictive mix of mystery and terror.

TROY

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Written by Stephen Fry, Troy tells the epic Greek tale of love and loss. In his retelling of a classic, Fry explores the story of the kidnapping of Helen, a queen celebrated for her beauty; and a war that saw desire and despair become tragedy.

The timeless nature of the story means that it remains relevant today – readers will find themselves engaging with real human passions and emotions as they dive into Fry’s latest offering. Troy is the third volume from the author and follows bestsellers Mythos and Heroes.