If there’s one thing we all need in Hong Kong, it’s a good book to read 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.
Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano William
Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him. When he meets the spirited, ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year, the world lights up around him. Release date: 14 March
Victory City | Salman Rushdie
In the wake of an insignificant battle between two long – forgotten kingdoms in fourteenth century southern India, a nine-year-old girl has a divine encounter that will change the course of history.
Someone Else’s Shoes | Jojo Moyes
Nisha Cantor is living a wealthy globetrotting life until her husband divorces her. She’s determined to hang onto her glamorous life, but first must scramble to cope. A story of mix-ups, mess-ups and making the most of second chances.
Exiles | Jane Harper
Federal Investigator Aaron Falk is on his way to a small town in South Australian wine country for the christening of an old friend’s baby. But mystery follows him, even on vacation.
Spare | Prince Harry
It was a searing 2 0 t h – century image: two young princes walking behind their mother’s coffin as the world watched in sorrow, wondering what they must be feeling and how their lives would play out. For Harry, this is that story, at last.
8 Rules of Love | Jay Shetty
The author offers a revelatory guide to every stage of romance, drawing on ancient wisdom and new science. By living these eight rules, we can all love ourselves, our partners and the world better than we thought possible.
Kids & YA
Robodog | David Walliams
Meet Robodog: the future of crime fighting! Bedlam is one of the most dangerous places on Earth – home to a host of wicked villains. The city needs its own superhero to defeat the supervillains. But who? Robodog, that’s who! Release date: 31 March
The Mapmakers | Tamzin Merchant
With inventive storytelling and a lionhearted heroine, Merchant once again draws readers into her captivating London and takes them on a breathless new adventure full of wildness, wit, warmth – and magic.
I Really, Really Love You So | Karl Newson
This hilarious sequel to the bestselling I Really, Really Need a Wee won’t disappoint fans of the cute and curious Bush Baby. She’s back, and she has something really IMPORTANT to say… but how?!
Hell Bent | Leigh Bardugo Replete
with history and also packed with the signature twists of the author, this is a book that brings to life an intricate world full of magic, violence and all-too-real monsters.
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This article first appeared in the Spring 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.