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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 Kevin Kwan and a cookbook from Hollywood star Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Adults

Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

Rich People Problems | Kevin Kwan

The bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians and China Rich Girlfriend is back with an uproarious new novel that includes a kidnapping at Hong Kong’s most elite private school and a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace. A great summer-holiday read!

book: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness | Arundhati Roy

This rich new novel by the internationally celebrated author takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent. Its heroes are broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love and hope.

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 | Ruth Ware

In this haunting novel by the author of In a Dark, Dark Wood, travel editor Lo Blacklock is aboard a luxury cruise in the North Sea when she witnesses the horror of a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers are accounted for, and the ship sails on as if nothing has happened.

Camino Island by John Grisham
Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island | John Grisham

A gang of thieves stages a daring heist at Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for 25 million dollars. Meanwhile, struggling Mercer Mann is invited to peaceful Camino Island to work on a novel – and to get close to a certain bookseller and his interesting collection of rare manuscripts.

book: Stirring Up Fun With Food by Sarah Michelle Gellar
Stirring Up Fun With Food by Sarah Michelle Gellar

Stirring Up Fun with Food | Sarah Michelle Gellar and Gia Russo

Get your kids to be more adventurous with food with this great cookbook by actress and mum Gellar, and former Martha Stewart Living editor Russo. More than 100 fun food-crafting ideas – from Valentine’s Day to Star Wars creations – will engage and amaze kids.

Kids

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson
The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson

The Giant Jumperee | Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Two of the world’s most celebrated picture book creators team up for the first time in this jaunty animal fable for fans of Room on the Broom and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

Gabriela Speaks Out
Gabriela Speaks Out

Gabriela Speaks Out | Teresa E Harris

The story of Gabriela McBride, American Girl’s 2017 Girl of the Year, continues in this second of three novels. Even with her BFF going to another school, Gabby is determined to make sixth grade the best year ever! She’s even running for the school election – but how will she fare?

book: The World's Worst Children 2
The World’s Worst Children 2

The World’s Worst Children 2 | David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

The brilliant follow-up book to The World’s Worst Children features a new gang of hilariously horrible kids, illustrated in glorious full colour. The beastly boys and gruesome girls are even ruder and more disgusting than you could ever imagine!

book: The Trials of Apollo
The Trials of Apollo

The Trials of Apollo: The Dark Prophecy | Rick Riordan

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series comes the second instalment of The Trials of Apollo. The god Apollo, trapped on earth in the form of a gawky teenage boy as punishment, must set off on more harrowing (and hilarious) trials.

book: Geronimo Stilton
Geronimo Stilton

The Ship of Secrets | Geronimo Stilton

Geronimo Stilton is called to the Kingdom of Fantasy for the tenth time in this book! A fairy princess has called for help as the most powerful and dangerous wizard in the realm wants to capture her and conquer the entire kingdom!

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This article first appeared in the June/July edition of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.

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