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
Intimations | Zadie Smith
In this personal exploration of the COVID-19 pandemic in the early months of lockdown, Smith asks: What’s the relationship between time and work? In our isolation, what do other people mean to us? When an unfamiliar world arrives, what does it reveal about the world before it?
Humans | Brandon Stanton
After five years travelling the globe, the creator of Humans of New York brings people from all parts of the world into a conversation with readers. This fully illustrated book shows us faces from London and Paris to Iraq, Uganda, Vietnam and every place in between.
The Lying Life of Adults | Elena Ferrante
The bestselling author returns with a powerful new novel that explores the psychology of adolescence and the transition to adulthood. Readers will discover another gripping, highly addictive and totally unforgettable Neapolitan story. The Evening and The Morning Ken Follett Thirty years ago, we were introduced to Kingsbridge in The Pillars of the Earth; now, in this masterful prequel, Follett takes us on a journey into a rich past, which will end where his masterpiece begins.
The Book of Two Ways | Jodi Picoult
Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. As she braces herself for a crash landing, thoughts flash through her mind. They’re not of her husband, though, but of a man she last saw 15 years ago. A riveting novel about the choices that change our lives.
Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
It’s here! The mega-selling Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire’s point of view.
Books for Young Adults and kids
Becoming Muhammad Ali | James Patterson and Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile
Alexander and Patterson depict Ali’s life up to age 17 in both prose and verse, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, racism, and his discovery of boxing. It captures the budding charisma and youthful personality of one of sport’s great heroes.
Dog Man #9: Grime and Punishment | Dav Pilkey
In the new instalment of Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series, the Supa Buddies have bamboozled the baddies, but all’s not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he needs his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree?
Will You Be My Friend? Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram
Little Nutbrown Hare has gone exploring on his own. Off he hops, until he reaches Cloudy Mountain. There in the heather he meets Tipps, a snow hare, and she has a question: Will you be my friend? This tale celebrates the playful curiosity of little ones.
Sparky & Benny’s Big Home Mystery Janice Lao-Noche
A heart-warming and inspiring story of climate change, told through the eyes of two curious and determined kid whales. The whales are on a mission to find out why they’re losing their home, who is destroying it, and how they can stop it.
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This article first appeared in the Autumn 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.