Month: August 2015

Making It Work – #Enjoy Our Top 8 Business Picks

Every great entrepreneur can gain wisdom from a few well-selected books. Here are the top 8 titles for the tycoon in you, straight from BookXcess shelves:

TOP DOG by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
RRP: RM76.90
BookXcess: RM19.90

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For over a decade, students, employees, corporations and nations have heard the same call: we must all be more competitive. But nobody had a true understanding how to begin…until now. Top Dog exposes the hidden factors behind all kinds of wins and losses, from Olympic-level sport to national-level exams, from flight training to ballroom dancing. Branson and Merryman explore the psychology of rankings, the neuroscience of mistakes, and the genes of fearlessness. This book is a must for those eager to sharpen their competitive edge and understand what drives us forward to be the best at our game.


ENCHANTMENT by Guy Kawasaki
RRP: RM86.30
BookXcess: RM19.90

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In this book, Kawasaki proposes a powerful, valuable new idea to capture hearts and minds. Enchantment is not about manipulation; it transforms situations and relationships, and can be more powerful than plain persuasion, influence or marketing techniques. The goal is to enlist other people’s hopes and desires, thereby changing their hearts, minds and actions. Deemed one of the best titles on interpersonal relationships since How to Win Friends and Influence People, Enchantment will capture your attention – and show you how to capture your customers’ attention too.


BUSINESS STRIPPED BARE by Richard Branson
RRP: RM117.60
BookXcess: RM19.90

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Iconic entrepreneur Richard Branson gives readers the honest, no-mess and no-fuss look at his life in business. With invaluable advice, insights and candid stories about the successes and setbacks he’s experienced with Virgin businesses, this book will be invaluable to businesspeople of all stripes.


THE INNOVATORS by Walter Isaacson 
RRP: RM122.50
BookXcess: RM19.90

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After his stunning biography of Steve Jobs, Isaacson now turns his eye to the visionaries whose work resulted in the Internet and the modern face of personal computing. This history of the digital revolution profiles such great minds as 18th century programming pioneer Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Bill Gates, Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page. Each page delves into the workings of their mind, their inventive solutions and how they succeeded where others might have failed. For those who seek to foster innovation, creativity and cooperation, The Innovators shows just how they can all happen.


GANDHI CEO by Alan Axelrod
RRP: RM58.80
BookXcess: RM17.90

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What management lessons can be learned from one of India’s most famous leaders and non-violent revolutionary? Plenty, as it turns out. Axelrod lays out 14 principles for success based on Gandhi’s own personal leadership and management skills. Fluid and conversational, this book combines solid lessons along with quotes and vivid examples from Gandhi’s life. A must for those seeking to learn from the greatest minds in history.


DELIVERING HAPPINESS by Tony Hsieh
RRP: RM31.90
BXS: RM17.90

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Tony Hsieh achieved material and entrepreneurial success at an early age – yet still felt unfulfilled. When he became an investor in Zappos, he began to make the changes that would lead to the online retailer earning USD 1 billion annually in gross merchandise sales – without sacrificing the happiness, well-being or motivation of their employees. Here he chronicles the actions he took, including insights and lessons on the importance of corporate culture, higher purpose and inner passions, and how they all lead to happier, more productive people, companies and communities – while still turning a profit. Budding entrepreneurs and large companies alike will find much to take away from this amazing book that has sold over 600,000 copies since 2010.


TODAY MATTERS by John C. Maxwell
RRP: RM99.80
BookXcess: RM19.90

We tend to overlook our todays in favour of fretting over what has passed and worrying over what might be, when the true keys to success lie in the here and now. This solid, uplifting book will prove revolutionary for those eager for success, clarity and more fulfilling lives. Within these pages, Maxwell offers his daily dozen: 12 decisions and disciplines that anyone can master and learn to achieve greater success in concrete key areas.


THE 3RD ALTERNATIVE by Stephen R. Covey
RRP: RM89.60
BookXcess: RM19.90

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Stephen Covey, bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, now turns his formidable insight to conflict resolution and problem solving. This book introduces a breakthrough approach that transcends traditional approaches by forging a path toward a third option: one that allows both parties to emerge from even the fiercest debate in a far better place than imagined. This book reveals a new, mutually beneficial way of thinking that negotiators and leaders alike will truly appreciate.


You’ll find all these books more than worth their price, especially with our extra anniversary discounts this weekend only! Visit our Non-Fiction Anniversary Weekend Sale (our very last in August!) or look up the details on www.bookxcess.com.

Live Life Stories – #ENJOY Our Top 8 Biography Picks

Every person has their story, and these are some of the most exciting of our times. We’ve picked out our favourite selections from our range of biographies in BookXcess:

STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
RRP: RM64.00
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Isaacson’s biography is a stunning, definitive account of the man behind the revolution in personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing and digital publishing. Steve Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and imagination, and this book speaks candidly about the man, his life, his associates and his professional journeys. Whether you’re an all-round tech buff or inspired by Jobs’ drive and determination, this book has many lessons to impart on innovation, character and leadership.


 

LENNON by Tim Riley
RRP: RM109.90
BookXcess: RM19.90

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In his time with The Beatles, and beyond, John Lennon revolutionised modern music and the face of celebrity. Riley guides readers through Lennon’s journey from troubled child to art student to worldwide celebrity, drawing from a rich pool of new and exclusive interviews with his friends, enemies, confidantes and associates. A brilliant, dense portrayal of the contradictory, brilliant musician that delves deep into his personality and the intricacies of his music.


BRANSON: BEHIND THE MASK by Tom Bower
RRP: RM110.00
BookXcess: RM19.90

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The world knows Richard Branson as the charismatic, wildly creative billionaire behind Virgin. But how much of the man is really smoke, mirrors and impeccable marketing? In Bower’s most explosive work yet, he explores the reality of the Branson empire and the gripping stories of his latest exploits, from mobile phones to airlines and space vacations for multimillionaires, and asks whether he truly remains Britain’s heroic buccaneer.


LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (vol 1 and 2) by Nelson Mandela
RRP: RM58.80
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Nelson Mandela is hailed as one of the great moral and political leaders of our time, an international hero whose fight against racial oppression in his native South Africa earned him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Here, for the first time, he tells the story of his life. An epic of courage, struggles, hope and triumph, The Long Walk To Freedom is a must read for modern history buffs and all who have been inspired by Madiba’s fight for racial equality and human rights.


THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE THUNDERBOLT KID by Bill Bryson
RRP: RM63.20
BookXcess: RM19.90

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Bryson’s autobiography details his life growing up in 1950s middle America: a time when cars and electrical appliances were booming (along with nuclear weapons), cigarettes were still considered harmless and the world was full of possibilities. Young Bryson takes us into the lives of his loving but eccentric family, including his sportswriter father, editor mother, and his adventures as the imaginary superhero, The Thunderbolt Kid. This cast of warm, amusing characters is rounded out by the immortal Stephen Katz, last seen in Bryson’s earlier work A Walk in The Woods, and the fiendishly sharp Willoughby brothers, as full of genius as gleeful urges of destruction. Laugh-out-loud funny and packed with astute observations, this book will enchant both the ex-young and the young at heart.


HARD CHOICES by Hillary Rodham Clinton
RRP: RM122.50
BXS: RM19.90

After her 2008 presidential run, Hillary Clinton expected to return to the U.S. senate. Instead, she was asked to serve as Secretary of State. Hard Choices is her chronicle of how she faced the choices and challenges before her: broken alliances, ongoing wars, foreign threats and a global financial crisis. Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the USA to survive and thrive in a manner that’s serious, shrewd and full of substance.


MESSI by Guillem Balague
RRP: RM69.90
BookXcess: RM19.90

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Since scoring his first goal for FC Barcelona at the tender age of 17, Lionel Messi’s star has risen unstoppably. This biography delves into the heart of the modest and private Argentinian player, from that first winning season to his being crowned FIFA World Player of the year 4 times running. Here is the compelling, authoritative account of one of soccer’s finest players and what makes him the best there is.


THE REAL JANE AUSTEN: A LIFE IN SMALL THINGS by Paula Byrne
RRP: RM58.70
BookXcess: RM17.90

Jane Austen is well-known as the complex, beloved author of Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and many other well-loved novels. Literary biographer Paula Byrne has put together the most intimate and revealing portrait of her yet. True to the title, Austen’s life is explored through the small, significant tokens that were held important in Austen’s life: scraps of paper, jewellery, miniatures. Fresh, compelling and always surprising, this biography transports viewers into Austen’s world with vivid detail, revealing the times that shaped her and the life she lived.


Check them all out – along with many others! – during our Non-Fiction Anniversary Weekend Sale this weekend. The discounts will continue right up to 31 August, so don’t miss out! You’ll find more info on www.bookxcess.com.

Seri(e)ous Fun – #ENJOY our Top Young Adult Series

Some stories are just too big for one book to hold. Check out these top picks for outstanding young adult series in our stores:

hungergamesTHE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY by Suzanne Collins
RRP: RM119.80
BookXcess: RM49.90

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Katniss Everdeen’s Panem is a merciless world to live in, split into 12 districts and ruled with an iron fist by the aristocrats of the Capitol. When her sister Primrose is picked for the Hunger Games, an annual death match populated by children from every district, she volunteers herself instead. Katniss’ decision to step forward will change her life, her values and the world around her as she rises to the top of a long-simmering revolution.


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THE ENEMY SERIES by Charlie Higson
RRP: RM219.70
BookXcess: RM59.90

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The world’s adults have been turned into zombie-like creatures by a mysterious pandemic, and the children that remain have banded together to survive. As the survivors wander London, facing danger both from zombie grown-ups and within their own ranks, can they find a cure for the disease before it claims them too? A must for fans of horror and post-apocalyptic tales.


mazerunnerTHE MAZE RUNNER SERIES by James Dashner
RRP: RM175.90
BookXcess: RM59.90

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Dystopia fans will be eager to sink their teeth into the final book of the The Power of Five series. The earth has been nearly destroyed by darkness, and its survivors are left drifting in a world of hunger and violence. The last remnants of hope survive in five teenagers: the Gatekeepers, who must unite and make their final stand against Chaos, King of The Old Ones. But there is a traitor in their midst, and the others know that without them, they cannot win the battle that awaits them in frozen Oblivion.


lastvampTHIRST SERIES by Christopher Pike

The world’s last vampire is 5,000 years old, having survived the ages through strength and cunning. When others of her kind rise, along with other, even stranger threats against humanity, Alisa (one of many names) must plumb every reserve of her strength to defend the world. Intrigue, drama and mystery lace the pages in this must-read for any fans of vampires and other supernatural creatures.


mortalinstrumentsTHE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS by Cassandra Clare

This contemporary urban fantasy comes with a cast composed of every creature imaginable. Clarissa Fray thinks she’s just another ordinary human until a chance encounter reveals that she can see the normally invisible mythical creatures that share our world. Pursued by a demon-hunter turned evil and the rest of his forces, Clarissa must uncover the truth hidden within her own and her parents’ past while making sure the three Mortal Instruments stay out of the hands of evil. For older readers looking for a little more bite to their reading.


ozTHE COMPLETE OZ COLLECTION by L. Frank Baum
RRP: Varying
BXS: RM17.90

There’s much more to the magical land of Oz than what we saw in Dorothy’s first adventures. Take a trip back to the Emerald City, Munchkinland and beyond with the original books compiled in a five-volume package! Readers young and old will delight at a wide cast of fantastic characters including the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion from the original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to Tik-Tok the mechanical man, Scraps the patchwork girl and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Recommended for fans of whimsical fantasy and those seeking the definitive Oz experience.


harrypotterHARRY POTTER SERIES by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter’s is no stranger to young readers, but the books are still ready to captivate with tales of magic, action and the power of love and hate. After Harry, (a.k.a. The Boy Who Lived) discovers his magic powers at 11, he begins his wizard schooling days at Hogwarts, where he will find his truest friends, his greatest challenges, and the strength to finally defeat the dark wizard Voldemort, who is connected to him in unexpected ways.


These boxsets and series will be waiting for you at BookXcess’ Young Adult Anniversary Sale starting this Friday! Get more details on www.bookxcess.com.

The Young Guns – #Enjoy Our Top Young Adult Picks

Our teen/pre-teen readers and fans of young-adult literature are in for a treat with this list of the most gripping Young Adult titles on our shelves! Here are our top picks for adventure, drama and coming-of-age on the pages:

8THE FAULT IN OUR STARS by John Green
RRP: RM42.31
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Hazel has no illusions about how the cancer at bay inside her will, eventually, end her life. But when Augustus Walters waltzes into her life at Cancer Kid Support Group, she finds her story about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, witty and raw, Green explores being young, being in love, and living to one’s fullest even under the darkest of circumstances.


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INHERITANCE by Christopher Paolini
RRP: RM33.90
BookXcess: RM14.90

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Inheritance concludes the four-book journey that began with Eragon, where a young farm boy finds and hatches a sapphire-blue dragon, a race previously thought to be extinct. As he grows into his destiny as the last of the Dragon Riders, Eragon and his dragon Saphira must now wage the final battles against the evil King Galbatorix. The road, however, will not be easy…


1OBLIVION by Anthony Horowitz
RRP: RM48.60
BookXcess: RM14.90

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Dystopia fans will be eager to sink their teeth into the final book of the The Power of Five series. The earth has been nearly destroyed by darkness, and its survivors are left drifting in a world of hunger and violence. The last remnants of hope survive in five teenagers: the Gatekeepers, who must unite and make their final stand against Chaos, King of The Old Ones. But there is a traitor in their midst, and the others know that without them, they cannot win the battle that awaits them in frozen Oblivion.


3PERFECT by Ellen Hopkins
RRP: RM41.90
BookXcess: RM14.90

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High school seniors Cara, Kendra, Sean and Andre each have differing ideas of perfection. All four are ready to give up anything it takes to reach their goals…but how much is too much to give up, even if it is to be perfect? Written in free verse, Hopkins’s novel is a blunt, unflinching take on what it takes to grow up and grow into our true selves.


5WITCH AND WIZARD: THE FIRE by James Patterson
RRP: RM45.90
BookXcess: RM14.90

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The third book of the Witch and Wizard series chronicles the continued adventures of siblings Wisteria and Whitford as they fight back against the totalitarian regime that grips their world, along with its supreme leader. Misty knows the time has come for her to face this final evil, but the more she fights, the more power she channels to him. Despite the odds, the two must prepare to defeat The One Who is The One before he can destroy their world – again. With sly references to pop culture and constant action, this book will keep readers on the edge of their seats.


7THE TERRIBLE THING THAT HAPPENED TO BARNABY BROCKET by John Boyne
RRP: RM60.50
BookXcess: RM14.90

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For the child or young teen who has problems with fitting in and conforming to ‘normal’, this book will be a comfort and inspiration. 8-year-old Barnaby Brocket is perfectly normal in every way…except for the fact that he floats. His parents are horrified, but despite his best efforts to keep them happy, he can’t help who he is. When the unthinkable happens, Barnaby embarks on a journey round the world that leads him to new people, new friends, and the discovery of who he really is.


6STOLEN NIGHT by Rebecca Maizel
RRP: RM34.90
BookXcess: RM14.90

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Former vampire queen Lenah Beaudonte has become fully human, through the sacrifices of her soulmate Rhode. But now Rhode has reappeared, and a vampire from her past seeks to learn the secret of her human ritual. Leah must now navigate the perils of boarding school, the dark vampiric plots that threaten those close to her, and the loss of the men she loves. Fans of Twilight, House of Night and Night World will enjoy sinking their teeth into this heart-wrenching title.


4WAKE by Amanda Hocking
RRP: RM43.90
BookXcess: RM14.90

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Gemma Fisher has it all: her swimming skills, a budding romance and a lovely family. But then three mysterious, alluring sisters invite her into their exclusive circle—and everything changes. As Gemma uncovers the truth behind her new strength, speed and beauty, she will be forced to choose between staying with the people she loves, or delving into a new world full of dark hunger and secrets beyond imagination.


Check out these titles, and many others, at BookXcess’ Young Adult Anniversary Sale starting this Friday! You’ll find more information on our website, www.bookxcess.com.

Asian Sensation – #Enjoy Our Top 8 Asian Literature Picks

In this next Top 8 post, we’re looking closer to home with authors and stories from across Asia. Our top Asian Literature picks are:

4FIVE STAR BILLIONAIRE by Tash Aw

RRP: RM104.50
BookXcess: RM19.90

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The lives of five Malaysian Chinese individuals intertwine in dazzling Shanghai as they look to make their dreams come true. They are all linked by the shadowy five star billionaire of the title, whose lessons for success wreak havoc on their lives. A story with insights not just into Malaysian life, but also the heart of China, a country in constant transformation and full of possibilities. Long listed for the Man Booker Prize.


1DREAMS OF JOY by Lisa See

RRP: RM48.00
BookXcess: RM9.90

The story of sisters Pearl and May from Shanghai Girls moves on to the next generation with Pearl’s strong-willed daughter Joy. In the wake of newly-uncovered family secrets, Joy runs away to Shanghai in early 1957, searching for the birth father she never knew. Pearl is determined to save her from the rapacious influence of the new Communist China, no matter the cost. But even as their journeys finally converge, one of the nation’s most tragic historical events threatens both their lives…


6SOLO by Rana Dasgupta

RRP: RM47.90
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Ulrich’s passion for chemistry leads him to Berlin, but his studies are cut short when he must return home to look after his parents. He never leaves Bulgaria again – except in his daydreams, where his imaginary children, born of Communism, must make their way in a post-communist world of celebrity and violence. A masterful exploration of redemption and self-worth that blends fantasy and harsh reality into a single, colourful world.



8LUKA AND THE FIRE OF LIFE by Salman Rushdie

RRP: RM48.00
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Luka is 12, just the age when the folks of his family cross over into magical lands on untold adventures. Just ask his older brother Haroun, who once travelled to the Sea of Stories. When the boys’ father falls into a sleep so deep he cannot be awakened, it is the start of young Luka’s quest to retrieve the Fire of Life, the only thing that may awaken him. Even as he is accompanied by Dog the bear, Bear the dog, and various fantastic companions, will he succeed?



2WHERE THE SERPENT LIVES by Ruth Padel

RRP: RM71.51
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Rosamund was once the darling of her world. Now she’s estranged from her zoologist father, at the mercy of her charismatic, philandering husband and despairing at the silences of her teenage son. She decides to embark on a journey back to the forgotten world of her Indian childhood, but will her family survive the changes she makes to save herself?



7THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT by Amy Tan

RRP: RM49.50
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Amy Tan weaves another of her trademark cross-generational epics, spanning over forty years, two continents, and the lives of Violet and Lulu Minturn, mother and daughter powerfully linked to Shanghai’s most exclusive courtesan house. Both women search for love, identity and penance from North America to bustling Shanghai, but will they be reunited as a family?



3THE WEIGHT OF HEAVEN by Thrity Umrigar

RRP: RM56.90
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Thrity’s third novel is a gripping take on race, privilege, grief and family. When the Bentons lose their seven-year-old son, a move to India gives them a new opportunity to heal and move on. But Frank befriends Ramesh, their housekeeper’s son, and affection becomes dark obsession…



5THE MOUSE DEER KINGDOM by Chew-Siah Tei

RRP: RM49.45
BookXcess: RM17.90

When Chai Mingzhi arrives as an immigrant to Melaka in 1905, he takes indigenous boy Engi out of the jungle to live with him. Bewildered by a world he does not recognise and Mingzhi’s increasingly bitter personal affairs, Engi learns to take on the shape of a mousedeer to survive. Twenty years on, a now-grown Engi sets out to unravel the mystery of Chai’s past, his tireless quest for a specific plot of land, and the tragedy that heralded his downfall. The Mouse Deer Kingdom presents an unflinching look at the early immigrants who would put down roots in Malaysia, making it their descendants’ homeland, and the native peoples around them.


Dive into these stories from the region – and many more – during our Anniversary Fiction Weekend Sale, starting 7 August! Members get extra discounts, so #ENJOY your extra perks with us!

#Enjoy Our Top 8 Fiction Picks

We’ve combed our wide selection of fiction for our very best books! Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are our absolute top fiction picks from our shelves:

8WHITE DOG FELL FROM THE SKY by Eleanor Morse

RRP: RM71.50
BookXcess: RM17.90

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This intimate, detailed portrayal of newly independent Botswana links the lives of three people: Isaac Muthethe, resident of apartheid South Africa forced of flee when he sees a friend murdered; Alice Mendelssohn, who employs him as a gardener; and Ian Henry, who Alice falls in love with. When Isaac abruptly goes missing, Alice takes it upon herself to search for him, no matter what it takes. A story of perseverance, courage and undying hope.


1LONE WOLF by Jodi Picoult

RRP: RM108.80
BookXcess: RM19.90

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Luke Warren, wolf expert, estranges himself from his family as he delves further into the lives of his charges. After a deadly car crash, leaving him comatose and his daughter Cara injured, the broken family must make several decisions against a backdrop of conflicting emotions. But when the truth is revealed, will they be able to live with their choices?


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ALL THE PRETTY HORSES by Cormac McCarthy

RRP: RM47.37
BookXcess: RM17.90

John Grady Cole is the last survivor out of generations of Texas ranchers. When his grandfather dies and the ranch is sold, he persuades his friend Lacey Rawlins to journey to Mexico on horseback to look for work. Both will find adventure, trials, and difficult choices. Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award.


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THE DOG WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD by Alexander McCall Smith

RRP: RM70.79
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Initially serialised weekly by chapter, in a format based on Dickens’ episodic novels, this treat of a book leads readers through the lives and adventures of the London misfits inhabiting Corduroy Mansions. Any reader will enjoy these new adventures in life, love and philosophy.


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STILL ALICE by Lisa Genova

RRP: RM51.2o
BookXcess: RM17.90

Meet Alice Howland: cognitive psychology professor, world-renowned linguistics expert, loving wife, proud mother, early-onset Alzheimer’s disease patient. The diagnosis forces her to re-evaluate her relationships and her priorities as she lives in every moment, every day, fighting against the gradual erosion of her memories. A compelling, powerful, and insightful read.


 

4BRING UP THE BODIES by Hilary Mantel

RRP: RM54.95
BookXcess: RM17.90

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In the continued chronicles of Thomas Cromwell’s rise and fall, this sequel to Mantel’s Wolf Hall depicts Cromwell’s dealings with King Henry VIII, dissatisfied by his wife Anne Boleyn’s mercurial nature and inability to give him a male heir. As Henry shares private moments with Jane Seymour and begins to fall in love with her, Cromwell plots to dissolve the royal marriage legally…and if he can bring down old enemies of his mentor Cardinal Wolsey too, so much the better.


 

2DOCTOR SLEEP by Stephen King

RRP: RM104.90
BookXcess: RM17.90

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In the chilling sequel to King’s classic thriller The Shining, young Danny Torrance (now Dan) struggles to break from his dark past and forge a new path in New Hampshire. There he meets young resident Abra, a girl with psychic “shining” powers similar to his own. She is being targeted by the True Knot: a band of quasi-immortals who live off the “steam” generated by those with the “shining” dying in pain. Dan must overcome – and control – his old demons to bring an end to the True Knot once and for all.


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AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED by Khaled Hosseini

RRP: RM119.50
BookXcess: RM19.90

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Khaled Hosseini’s third novel centres around the decision of ten-year-old Abdullah’s father to sell his three-year-old sister, Pari, to a wealthy and childless couple in Kabul. The story unfolds through the eyes of a different person in every chapter, from the children’s uncle to a Bosnian aid worker, shedding light on myriad facets of the story and tying each seemingly disparate part to the others.


Remember: this weekend, BookXcess members get a 25% discount on all fiction titles on top of their existing membership discount. If you haven’t joined yet, it’s never been easier or more rewarding! You’ll find more information on our website, www.BookXcess.com.

Love is in the Air – #Enjoy Our Top 8 Romance Picks

Romance fans, you’re invited to make a date with us and all our best titles! Whether you love the fairytale romance or prefer your love story with a few odd quirks, here’s our top 8 list just for you:

WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn       1

RRP: RM43.90
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Attempting to escape bitter memories, 19-year-old Avery travels thousands of miles from home to attend college – and runs into gorgeous Cameron Hamilton, who sparks her desire like never before. When she starts receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls, she must face the past that has lain buried this long. But will Cam be there beside her?


6THE ROSIE PROJECT by Graeme Simsion

RRP: RM76.80
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Don Tillman, genetics professor, sets up a 16-page scientific survey to find the perfect wife. Rosie Jarman is quickly disqualified, but he is drawn into her quest to find her birth father. As their friendship blooms, Don discovers that sometimes love finds you before you even look.


5THYME OUT by Katie Fforde

RRP: RM34.90
BookXcess: RM17.90

Perdita Dylan supplies a local hotel with her baby vegetables. Her ex-husband Lucas runs the kitchen – much to her horror. Her friendship with 87-year-old Kitty keeps her strong (and sane), but when Kitty has a stroke, Perdita needs someone to lean on – and Lucas seems keen to help. Can she cope alone, or must she face the fact that her vegetables alone can’t keep her going?


4COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE? by Eleanor Prescott

RRP: RM43.95
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Roxy is famous. Ex-famous. She’s just waiting for the next big break. Enter Woody, pop-star. Ex-pop star, current window cleaner, and wanting anything but fame. Roxy lives within a motley crew of former stars and fame survivors, who meet weekly to discuss their new lives. This could be the reality check she needs, or the opportunity to do the unthinkable: fall in love…


2BY MY SIDE by Alice Peterson

RRP: RM43.90
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Cass Brooks’ life has changed forever, and her boyfriend has left her in the aftermath. She wishes she could turn back time—until Ticket, loyal golden Labrador, bursts into her life. Then Charlie Bell, serial commitment-phobe, ends up sitting beside her on a flight to Colorado. Can they make it in the long haul?


7THE TIME OF MY LIFE by Cecelia Ahern

RRP: RM59.00
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Lucy Silchester keeps receiving strange appointment cards in gold-embossed letters, and keeps sweeping them under the rug. Her job, her friends, and family drama keep her far to busy. But when Life with a capital L shows up at her door as a sloppy but determined man who won’t leave her alone, her half-truths are about to come undone…unless she is true to the things that really matter.


8THE PROPOSAL by Tasmina Perry

RRP: RM82.50
BookXcess: RM17.90

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2012. Amy Carrell hopes that night will change her destiny. Desperate to leave London, she becomes a companion to a mysterious stranger bound for Manhattan, little knowing that she is about to unlock a love story that began fifty years ago.


3RSVP by Helen Warner

RRP: RM35.50
BookXcess: RM17.90

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Four women are about to attend one wedding. Anna is the groom Toby’s ex, and he is her One That Got Away. Clare is Anna’s best friend, unaware that the day will change her own life forever. Ella loves and leaves men with no regrets, and is making one last attempt at Toby’s heart. And Rachel, the blushing bride-to-be, can’t fathom why she feels nothing but dread.


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