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 upcoming books to read, recommended by the team at Bookazine.
Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
In this powerful novel about the cost of greatness, a legendary athlete attempts a comeback when the world considers her past her prime – from the bestselling author and “BookTok” phenomenon of Malibu Rising and Daisy Jones & The Six.
Upgrade | Blake Crouch
From a rising sci-fi superstar (author of Dark Matter and Recursion), Upgrade i s intimate in scale yet epic in scope. It’s a lightning fast tale that charts one man’s thrilling transformation, asking us to ponder the limits of our humanity – and our boundless potential.
The Ink Black Heart | Robert Galbraith
The latest instalment in the highly acclaimed, internationally bestselling Strike series – written by JK Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith – finds Cormoran and Robin ensnared in another winding, wicked case.
Future Stories | David Christian
In this “user’s guide to the future ”, bestselling author Christian consults the ologians, philosophers, scientists, statisticians and scholars from a huge range of places and times as he explores how we prepare for uncertain futures.
The Missing Cryptoqueen | Jamie Bartlett
Tech journalist Bartlett tells the inside story of One coin, the supposed Bitcoin killer, one of the smartest and biggest scams of the 21st century (US4$ billion’s worth!) – and the genius behind it who is still on the run.
Thinking 101: How to Reason Better to Live Better | Woo-kyoung Ahn
Psychologist Ahn devised a popular course at Yale called “Thinking” to help students examine the biases that cause so many problems in their daily lives. Now she presents key insights from her years of teaching and research.
Release date: 13 September
Kids and YA
The Best Kind of Mooncake | Pearl Auyeung
A beautiful, meaningful picture book by an author who lived on the real Lee Tung Street in Hong Kong. In a bustling street market, a young girl learns just how far one delicious mooncake can go towards making a stronger community.
Release date: 6 September
Weird But True World 2023| National Geographic Kids
The blockbuster kid-favourite series Weird But True! is busting out with a big, bold annual extravaganza of the wackiest, wildest and downright weirdest wonders on planet Earth.
The Midnight Club | Christopher Pike
This YA horror story, being adapted for Netflix, is set in a hospice for teens with terminal illnesses. A group of friends form the Midnight Club, meeting every night to share spine-chilling stories, some invented, some true. The club makes a pact – whoever dies first will try to contact the others from beyond the grave!
You Can Do It | Marcus Rashford with Carl Anka
From the bestselling authors of You Are a Champion comes the eagerly-awaited follow-up. Packed with more inspiring stories from Marcus’s life, plus tips from social justice educator Shannon Weber, it shows kids and tweens how to make a difference.
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This article first appeared in the Autumn 2022 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.