Looking for a good book over the holidays? Here’s 10 new and notable books recommended by the team at Bookazine. You’ll find the latest from business thought leaders such as Sheryl Sandberg and Elon Musk, as well as some fantastic reads to chill out with by the pool or on the sand.
Option B – Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy | Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
Option B weaves Facebook COO Sandberg’s experiences with new findings from social scientist Grant in a book about moving forward after life’s inevitable setbacks. It includes stories of people who’ve bounced back after illness, divorce, assault or imprisonment.
Into the Water | Paula Hawkins
The author of The Girl on the Train returns with a new thriller in which a single mother turns up dead in a town’s river. She’s not the first woman lost to these waters, and her death dredges up secrets long submerged.
Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
Across seven tales, Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are vanishing cats and smoky bars, lonely hearts and mysterious women, baseball and the Beatles, woven together in expert fashion.
The Excellent Lombards | Jane Hamilton
Mary Frances Lombard is in love with her family’s sprawling apple orchard, and she would love the rhythm of life to continue undisturbed. But change is inevitable, and threats of urbanisation and disinheritance soon shake Frankie’s foundations.
Grit: WHY PASSION AND RESILIENCE ARE THE SECRETS TO SUCCESS | Angela Duckworth
Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while less gifted individuals achieve amazing things? The secret is grit. Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why.
Hong Kong from A to Z | Ellen Ng
Beautifully illustrated by Hong Kong designer Assia Bennani, this book follows a little girl named Ayma and a lost frog, Romer, in a fun adventure, in which they discover the places of Hong Kong and experience the city’s rich culture, and fall in love from A to Z.
Tilly and the Time Machine | Adrian Edmondson
Tilly’s dad builds a time machine in the shed and there’s only one place she wants to go: back to her sixth birthday party, when she ate too many cupcakes and her mummy was still here. But something goes wrong! Tilly’s dad gets stuck in the past and only she can save him.
The Dog Who Chased His Tail | Gregory March
The perfect book to relax your little ones! This kids’ how-to-meditate story is designed to help your child focus and calm down using a simple meditation technique. Read it with your child at bedtime or when they are overexcited.
Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future (Young Readers’ Edition) | Ashlee Vance
Elon Musk is an inspirational role model for young entrepreneurs, breaking boundaries and revolutionising the tech-world. He’s not only an inventor and a bold thinker, but he offers children the possibility of a brighter, more exciting future in this book.
Beauty and the Beast | Elizabeth Rudnick
When Belle’s father is taken prisoner in an enchanted castle, her path is forever changed. Enjoy this book about adventure and love, and about the inner Beauty and Beast in all of us in this novelisation of the upcoming Disney film.
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