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.
A Slow Fire Burning | Paula Hawkins
The best-selling author of The Girl on the Train returns with a story of a gruesome murder of a man on a houseboat – and the three female suspects who all have a strong motive to see him dead. It’s a slow burn that builds and builds, exploring grief, rage and revenge.
Beautiful World, Where Are You | Sally Rooney
Rooney’s latest looks at the lives of four people in their twenties – their friendships, (repeated) hook-ups, break-ups and eventual make-ups. It’s an examination of everything beautiful and messy that connects us in this crazy world.
Bewilderment | Richard Powers
Astrobiologist Theo Byrne hopes an experimental neurofeedback treatment will help his son cope – one that involves using recorded patterns of his late wife’s brain. An intimate and moving novel that explores love, life and what happens after.
Will | Will Smith & Mark Manson
Will, much like the man, is in a league of its own. Together with Mark Manson, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Will Smith shares his astonishing life story and advice for achieving outer success and inner happiness.
AI 2041 | Kai-fu Lee & Chen Qiufan
How will artificial intelligence redefine us? Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China and bestselling author of AI Superpowers, teams up with celebrated science fiction novelist Chen Qiufan to answer this very question, across 10 short stories set in 2041.
Call Us What We Carry | Amanda Gorman
From the poet who performed a piece at US President Joe Biden’s Inauguration comes an all-new collection, Call Us What We Carry. In verses that are moving, powerful and full of musical language, Gorman explores identity, grief and hope.
Kids & Young Adults
The Upper World | Femi Fadugba
An incredible YA debut from physicist Femi Fadugba , and soon to be a Netflix film, The Upper World mashes time travel, precognition and quantum physics with the lives of unsuspecting young South Londoners, Esso and Rhia.
Pony | RJ Palacio
The author of Wonder brings us another moving story and future classic. When Silas Bird watches his father get taken away, he finds solace in his companions: a delightful ghost and a mysterious pony. And so begins an odyssey to find his father.
The Christmas Pig | JK Rowling
Cozy up this holiday season with the heartwarming story of young Jack and his toy companion, the Christmas Pig. Join the two on a remarkable quest to seek something that was lost. They say Christmas Eve is a night for miracles; what will they find?
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This article first appeared in the Autumn 2021 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.