Books for the Beach 2018
What to read during the holiday downtime
Last year our selection of books for the beach was dominated – understandably perhaps – by the subject of state capture and our former President, Jacob Zuma. Local current affairs still make up a big chunk of this year’s beach reading, but there’s plenty of other interesting stuff that we hope caters for a wide range of interests.
There’s a broad range of topics: from politics to high finance; from state capture to Steinhoff; from Indian Pale Ale to plant-based diets; from FC Barcelona to the All Blacks; and from Thuli Madonsela to Michelle Obama.
World-renowned writers like Michael Lewis and Yuval Noah Harari are there, but so are some superb local writers like Melusi Tshabalala and Thandeka Gqubule.
Thanks to my colleagues for some excellent suggestions.
We would like to wish you all a safe and joyous holiday season (with some great books, of course) and a peaceful, prosperous and health 2019
There are four broad categories: South African; business and finance; current affairs, science and philosophy; and sport, health and food (and drink). However they aren’t prescriptive – some of the sports books could also be business books, while the South African books can fit into the other categories too.
About the author
Patrick writes and edits content for Investec Wealth & Investment, and Corporate and Institutional Banking, including editing the Daily View, Monthly View, and One Magazine - an online publication for Investec's Wealth clients. Patrick was a financial journalist for many years for publications such as Financial Mail, Finweek, and Business Report. He holds a BA and a PDM (Bus.Admin.) both from Wits University.
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