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.
The Lyrics | Paul McCartney
The former Beatle – and one of the greatest songwriters of all time – recounts his life through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career, from his earliest boyhood compositions to the Fab Four, then Wings and his solo albums.
Atlas of the Heart | Brené Brown
Brown maps out 87 emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human, giving readers the language and tools to share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments in a way that builds true connection.
Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
Diana has a dream job and an amazing holiday planned with her surgical resident boyfriend who’s on the cusp of proposing. But then a virus erupts, and she finds herself stuck on the Galápagos Islands in quarantine – and alone.
The Every | Dave Eggers
In this sequel to The Circle, the world’s largest social media company merges with an e-commerce giant, creating a monopoly known as the Every. Delaney Wells is an unlikely new hire at the Every – one who’s secretly planning to take down the company from within.
The Promise | Damon Galgut
The winner of the 2021 Booker Prize is literary fiction at its finest. An astonishing story of a family in crisis, The Promise charts the crash and burn of the Swarts, a white South African family living on a farm outside Pretoria.
Young Adult & Kids
A Boy Called Christmas | Matt Haig
Long before the long white beard, pot belly and the ho-ho-hos, there was just a young boy and his story. This is that never-before-heard story of Father Christmas. Enchanting, funny, and filled with fantastic characters.
Gangsta Granny Strikes Again! | David Walliams
This long-awaited sequel doesn’t disappoint. Join Ben on his quest to unravel the mystery of the return of The Black Cat, and expect the unexpected in a wonderfully entertaining and laugh-out-loud adventure.
Perspectives: Cat Kid Comic Club 2 |Dav Pilkey
From the author of Dog Man and The Adventures of Captain Underpants comes an all-new read about Flippy, Molly, Li’l Petey, and 21 baby frogs who each have something to say. The book is filled with Pilkey’s kaleidoscope of art styles.
Daughter of the Deep | Rick Riordan
The best-selling author’s new series is a modern spin on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; it features Ana Dakkar, a freshman at a high-stakes high school for the world’s best marine scientists, naval warriors and navigators – and a race against deadly enemies.
You’ve Reached | Sam Dustin
Thao Seventeen-year-old Julie has her future planned out: move out of her small town with boyfriend Sam, go to college in the city, and spend a summer in Japan. But then Sam dies. Desperate to hear his voice a final time, she calls his phone … and he picks up.
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This article first appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.