May 2024 charts

Here we go with our third month of the Turn The Page top sellers. As many of you know, Turn The Page Distribution, helps get your books into the big chain bookshops like Exclusive, Bargain and Wordsworth as well as some of the smaller independent book shops like Clarkes in Long Street, Cape Town.

Here are the top sellers for May, congratulations to all!

Lets’s start with FICTION:

Fiction number 3:

Liezl Higginson – Banished:

Any fans of high fantasy out there, then this is for you:

Fiction number 2:

Morne Alberts – Could This Be True? Origins

More fantasy writing, this time with a historic theme set within a walled city

Fiction number 1:

Mitchel Luthi – Pilgrim

April’s number 3 seller moves to the top of the list for May. Fans of high fantasy/historic horror will love this book set in 12th century Jerusalem.

Now, let’s move onto our top 3 sellers for NON-FICTION

Non-fiction number 3:

Bafedile Bopape – A Government on Life Support

Last month’s best seller is in at number 3. 24 years spent a senior management level in the Government have given Bafedile first hand experience in the workings of Government

Non-fiction number 2:

Luther Lebello – Consciousness of Being God

Luther is a busy author getting to launches and signings at Exclusive Books branches with his book about our life and purpose.

Non-fiction number 1:

Congratulations go to:

Tumi Kutumela – My Father’s Daughter

Tumi’s launch has propelled her to the top of the May charts with her heartfelt memoir.

And finally, to our CHILDREN’S/YOUNG ADULT chart.

In at number 3:

Sharon Ray – Adventures in Sausage Tree Farm

Last month’s number 2, down 1 place. A fully illustrated book about the heritage of rural South Africa

At number 2:

Veena Pillay – A Bend in the Road

A coming of age story as one teenager disappears on the way home from school in rural South Africa in the 1970s.

And congratulations to this month’s number 1 selling children’s/young adult book

Bilquees Hassen – Samoosas and Sundays

A feel good comedy romance about an Indian girl from Pretoria with big dreams


That’s it for this week, folks. If you’d like more information, drop me an email here.

Charts compiled based on sales through to physical bookstores and online through Turn The Page Distribution. You can find more out about Turn The Page by clicking here.