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.