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10 new and notable books to read

Are you looking for good books for your reading list? Or maybe you need some book club suggestions. Relax and pick up one of these fantastic reads, including novels by Amy Tan and Marian Keyes, recommended by the team at Bookazine.

Non-fiction

Principles: Life and Work | Ray Dalio

Successful American investor Dalio has made more money for his clients than any hedge fund in history. In Principles, he shares what he’s learned in his career and demonstrates effective ways for individuals and organisations to make decisions.

Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir | Amy Tan

Known for exploring mother daughter relationships in books such as The Joy Luck Club, Tan delves into her traumatic childhood, her painful letters to and from her mother and her family history to reveal the truths and inspirations for her fiction.

What Happened | Hillary Clinton

For the first time, American politician Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals her thoughts on her time as Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election, one of the most controversial presidential elections ever.

Poetry

The Sun and her Flowers | Rupi Kaur

From the bestselling Canadian author of Milk and Honey comes a poetry collection that celebrates love in all its forms. Kaur takes readers on a journey of growth, healing, ancestry and rising up to find a home within oneself.

Fiction

Little Fires Everywhere | Celeste Ng

Single mother Mia arrives at idyllic Shaker Heights and settles into a new life; but her past threatens to destroy what she and her daughter have built. The American author’s debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, was Amazon Book of the Year in 2014.

The Break | Marian Keyes

When husband Hugh says he needs a break from their marriage, it sends Amy teetering over the edge. However, she realises it means a break for her too, with the chance to change and grow. Irish author Keyes’s novel concerns how our choices define us.

Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders

Winner of the Man Booker Prize, this novel explores President Lincoln’s grief after the death of his young son. Newspapers wrote of Lincoln returning to the cemetery to hold his boy’s body. From that seed of historical truth, Saunders writes a tender story of familial love and loss.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3 The Ship of the Dead | Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase is one of Odin’s chosen warriors and the son of the god of summer, fertility and health. Together, with the help of Annabeth, Percy Jackson and his friends, they must face their biggest challenge yet – including facing a fire-breathing dragon.

Finding My Virginity | Richard Branson

Groundbreaking businessman Branson shares his intimate thoughts on being the world’s ultimate entrepreneur. Finding My Virginity takes readers behind the scenes as Branson creates the world’s first commercial spaceline and more.

Tribe of Mentors | Tim Ferriss

We all need mentors to help us through life. To find his own mentor, New York Times bestseller Ferriss sought out over 100 experts to help him, and he shares their tips for success, happiness and more through short, action-packed profiles.

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This article first appeared in the December/January 2017 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.

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