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
Billy Summers | Stephen King
This gripping and compelling novel revolves around a contract killer, an ex-marine, with one last payday to earn before he retires. Once again, King sets his storytelling talent on a new path with this epic new thriller.
The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
A woman struggling with burnout learns to embrace the unexpected – and the man she enlists to help her – in this sizzling new romance by the bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient.
Heaven | Mieko Kawakami
From international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs, comes a sharp and illuminating novel about a 14-year-old boy subjected to relentless bullying.
The President’s Daughter | Bill Clinton and James Patterson
All presidents have nightmares. This one is about to come true. A must-read thriller with details only a former president could write and action only Patterson could dream up.
Amazon Unbound | Brad Stone
From the bestselling author of The Everything Store, this unvarnished picture of Amazon’s unprecedented growth and its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos reveals the most important business story of our time.
The Power of Geography | Tim Marshall
Marshall’s global bestseller Prisoners of Geography showed how every nation’s choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn’t changed. But the world has. A must-read to stay ahead of the game.
Books for Kids and Young Adults
Friends Forever | Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham
Following up their mega-bestselling Real Friends and Best Friends graphic memoirs, Hale and Pham are back with Friends Forever, a story about learning to love yourself exactly as you are.
Any Way the Wind Blows | Rainbow Rowell
This is the conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Rowell’s epic Simon Snow trilogy. It’s an ending about endings, about catharsis and closure, and how we choose to move on from the traumas and triumphs that try to define us.
Splash | Claire Cashmore, illustrated by Sharon Davey
An inspirational picture book about Paralympic gold medallist Cashmore, who was born without a left forearm, but who never let being different stand in the way of her dreams. Splash brims with fun, positivity and inspirational growth mindset messages.
Outside, Inside | LeUyen Pham
A picture book that takes a poetic and truly touching retrospective look at the global COVID-19 pandemic and the key workers who support us.
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This article first appeared in the Summer 2021 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.