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.
Sea of Tranquility | Emily St. John Mandel
The award-winning, bestselling author of Station Eleven and The Glass Hotel returns with a novel of art, time, love and plague that takes the reader from Vancouver Island in 1912 to a dark colony on the moon 500 years later.
Young Mungo | Douglas Stuart
The extraordinary, powerful second novel from the Booker prizewinning author of Shuggie Bain, Young Mungo is a vivid portrayal of working-class life and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James.
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow | Gabrielle Zevin
In this exhilarating novel, two friends – often in love, but never lovers – come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity and ultimately a kind of immortality.
Release date: 5 July
We Were Dreamers | Simu Liu
In this inspiring and relatable memoir, newly-minted superhero Simu Liu, the star of Marvel’s first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, chronicles his family’s journey from China to the bright lights of Hollywood.
Transformation from Colonial Chemist to Global Health and Beauty Retailer: A.S. Watson | Patrick Chiu
This book traces the humble beginnings of the Watsons brand from a colonial apothecary shop set up in 1841, to the number three global player in health and beauty retailing.
How to Prevent the Next Pandemic | Bill Gates
Through shared knowledge of world experts and his own experience of combating fatal diseases with the Gates Foundation, technologist and philanthropist Bill Gates lays out his theories on what all of us can do to ward off another disaster like COVID-19.
Kids & Young Adults
See you Someday Soon | Pat Zietlow Miller
In this heartfelt picture book, a child imagines ways to connect with a grandmother who lives far way. Whether by rocket ship or jet pack, or train or plane, any journey is worth it to see someone you love. Release date: 14 June
Family of Liars | E. Lockhart
The thrilling prequel to the Tik Tok phenomenon and #1 New York Times bestseller We Were Liars takes readers back to the story of another summer, another generation, and the secrets that will haunt them for decades to come.
The Imagination Chamber | Philip Pullman
Master storyteller Philip Pullman returns to the world of Lyra and Will, Mrs Coulter and Lee Scoresby, Pantalaimon and Iorek Byrnison, in this must-have companion to the His Dark Materials trilogy.
I Kissed Shara Wheeler | Casey McQuiston
A month before graduating from Willowgrove Christian Academy, the principal’s perfect daughter, prom queen Shara Wheeler, kisses Chloe Green and vanishes. On a furious hunt for answers, Chloe discovers she’s not the only one Shara kissed.
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This article first appeared in the June 2022 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase the latest issue or subscribe, so you never miss a copy!