If there’s one thing we all need in Hong Kong, it’s a good book to escape the hectic life we all lead here! So, to save you trawling the shelves of your local bookshop, we’ve rounded up 10 new and notable books to snuggle up with, recommended by the team at Bookazine.
Books for Adults
How to Avoid a Climate Disaster | Bill Gates
In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical – and accessible – plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.
First Person Singular | Haruki Murakami
Philosophical and mysterious, the stories found in First Person Singular all touch beautifully on love and solitude, childhood and memory – and all with that signature Murakami twist.
The Code Breaker | Walter Isaacson
The author of bestselling biographies of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a gripping account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses and have healthier babies.
Girl A | Abigail Dean
Lexie doesn’t want to think about her family and growing up in her parents’ House of Horrors. Neither does she want to think about her identity as Girl A: the girl who escaped. But she can’t run from her past forever.
Klara and the Sun | Kazuo Ishiguro
The author of The Remains of the Day returns with a thrilling book that looks at our changing world through the eyes of an unforgettable narrator, and explores the fundamental question: what does it mean to love?
Books for Kids
Dog Man 10 Mothering Heights | Dav Pilkey
Dog Man and Petey face their biggest challenges yet in the tenth Dog Man book from worldwide bestselling author and illustrator Dav Pilkey.
Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories | Jeff Kinney
Grab a flashlight, crawl under the covers, and dive into the twisted, hilarious world of Rowley Jefferson’s imagination. You’ll meet zombies, vampires, ghosts and more in these terrifying tales by the #1 international bestselling author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid!
Almost American Girl | Robin Ha
A powerful and moving teen graphic novel memoir about immigration, belonging and how arts can save a life – a perfect read for fans of American Born Chinese and Hey, Kiddo.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Easter Egg Hunt | Eric Carle
Meet friendly farmyard animals and lift the flaps on every page to help The Very Hungry Caterpillar hunt for eggs. Will you find them all? A simple, delightful new seasonal lift-the-flap adventure with big flaps that are perfect for little hands.
The Electric Kingdom | David Arnold
Station Eleven meets The 5th Wave in this sweeping exploration of art, storytelling and eternal life. More than anything, it’s a testament to the notion that even in an exterminated world, one person might find beauty in another.
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This article first appeared in the Spring 2021 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.