Looking at our top reads for 2018 we can see that romance continues to be a big drawcard for readers as many of these top reads have ‘love’ as an underlying theme. But, what also draws readers back are true life stories – particularly those that deal with the struggles that many of our readers face – and stories that carry a message of hope and triumph, despite the odds.

Take a look at our top reads in the various sections for 2018.

Top #FunDzaFriday stories
Lying for Love
The Truth Will Set You Free
Innocence Betrayed
In God’s time
It’s Time for Us to Eat

Top full-length books
The Step-Monster
Soccer Secrets (Harmony High)
Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories
Vaya: Untold stories of Johannesburg
Amagama eNkululeko

Top children’s stories
Tselane le Dimo (Setswana)
My Special Valentine
Inkanyezi esagolide nokuqatshulwa kukaThoko (isiZulu)
‘n Goue ster en ‘n soentjie vir Thoko (Afrikaans)
Thoko o hwetsa naledi ya gauta ebile o a atlwa (Sepedi)

Top blog posts
More Than Just A Number (Mindspace)
True Love – What Does It Mean? (Just trendi)
Failure is not a Barrier (Just trendi)
Getting professional with your CV (WorkWise)
A week before Valentines Day: How to cope if you’re single (Just trendi)

Top feature articles
Strong Lady Survives
Rudzani Bereda – Rape Survivor Fights off Stigma
The Tree Man: Robert Mazibuko’s story
Given Mukwevho – Given a Second Chance at Life
Queren Kalombo – Girls can do it too!

Top non-fiction resources
Writing a good discursive essay
Summary of the bill of rights
Writing a good narrative essay

Top Fanz stories
The Secret Keeper
Love, death and broken family ties
Lust & Love
Love Don’t Be Proud
She stole my heart

Top Essays
A day I’ll never forget
The Glitz and the Glamour
Damn! I slept with my cousin
The change
Ithemba Lami Lafiphala

Top Fanz poems
My Departure
Love can be an issue
Thank you, Tata Madiba
I Love You But I Can’t
Forget me not

Top Fanz plays
The Village Girl
Unexpected Love
UNonqaba NoPatrick
Mr C and His Class