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Looking for a good book to read? We are big bookworms here at Expat Living and love the regular suggestions of new notable and reads from the team at Bookazine. So if you are looking for something for yourself – or your book club – this selection includes the latest from Curtis Sittenfeld, to non-fiction and self-help books.

Fiction

Macbeth | Jo Nesbo

When a drug bust goes wrong, ex-addict Inspector Macbeth must clean up the mess. He’s rewarded with power, money and respect, yet hallucinations plague him and he starts to unravel. Determined to get what he thinks he deserves, he commits drastic actions.

Macbeth Jo Nesbo

You Think It, I’ll Say It | Curtis Sittenfeld

A collection of short stories that subvert assumptions about class, relationships and gender roles in a divided nation. Sittenfield’s witty writing pinpoints questionable decisions, missed connections and extraordinary coincidences that make up a life.

You think it ill say it Curtis Sittenfeld

The Shape of Water | Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus

Elisa Esposito is a mute janitor at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. One night, she sees the Center’s most valuable asset: an amphibious man. The two learn to communicate using sign language. Soon the creature becomes Elisa’s sole reason to live.

The shape of water guillermo del toro

Teens and young adults

A Court of Frost and Starlight | Sarah J. Maas

Feyre, Rhys and their friends are busy rebuilding the Night Court after the events of A Court of Wings and Ruin. With the Winter Solstice around the corner comes a hard-earned reprieve. However, even the happy atmosphere can’t keep past scars and shadows away.

A court of Frost and starlgiht sarah maas

The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo Book 3) | Rick Riordan

Determined to reclaim his status as a God, mortal Lester must journey through a labyrinth to free an Oracle and defeat a bloodthirsty Roman Emperor without his powers. Luckily, he has help from both his old and new friends.

Rick Riordan the trails f appolo the burning maze

Self-help

The Healing Self | Deepak Chopra & Rudolph E Tanzi

Dr Deepak Chopra and neuroscientist Rudolph E Tanzi argue that the brain is tied to the body’s general immune system. Based on this discovery, they offer ways of increasing the immune system by stimulating the brain.

The healing self Deepal Chopra

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos | Jordan Peterson

What does an individual need to know to live a good life in the chaotic modern world? This renowned psychologist’s new book answers this difficult question by drawing from hard-won truths of ancient tradition and stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.

Jordan BPeterson 12 Rules

Non-Fiction

Russian Roulette | Michael Isikoff & David Corn

The controversial 2016 election was unprecedented in American history because of the belief that the Russians hacked the system to secure a win for Trump. Russian Roulette offers never-revealed-before information and a detailed account of the scandal.

Russian Roulette Michaela isikoff

Enlightenment Now | Steven Pinker

Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace and knowledge are on the rise worldwide through 75 graphs. The progress is the result of the Enlightenment: the conviction that reason and science can enhance human flourishing.

Steven Pinker Enlightenment Now

Dear Ijeawele | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Nigerian writer Adichie responds to a letter from a friend asking how to raise a newborn baby girl as a feminist. The book includes 15 funny, compelling and perceptive suggestions on how to empower a daughter to become a strong, independent woman.

Dear ijeawele Chi,a,amda

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