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As any bookworm will tell you, they are always on the hunt for a good read and love recommendations. Here are some books recommended by the team at Bookazine. Highlights include the memoirs of Hong Kong’s last governor, Chris Patten, as well as a very different approach to happiness.

Books for Adults

Books: The Body Coach's latest cookbook
The Body Coach’s latest cookbook

Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 lean recipes to enjoy together | Joe Wicks

This beautifully photographed collection of The Body Coach’s easy favourites and crowd- pleasers includes recipes that are big on flavour and packed with the hero ingredients you need to impress friends, fuel your workout and burn fat.

books: The last Governor of Hong Kong reflects on his career
The last Governor of Hong Kong reflects on his career

First Confession: A Sort of Memoir | Chris Patten

The last Governor of Hong Kong writes with wry humour about his time in the various offices he was assigned to, taking us behind the scenes and showing us unexpected sides of many great figures of the day. No political writer is as purely enjoyable as Chris Patten.

books: A look at products and services that have shaped the world
A look at products and services that have shaped the world

Fifty Things that Made the Modern Economy | Tim Harford

The bestselling author tells the stories of the products and services that have shaped the world, and the characters who developed them, profited from them, or were ruined by them. What lessons we can learn to make wise use of future inventions?

Books: The first in a captivating trilogy
The first in a captivating trilogy

Mad | Chloé Esposito

In this debut set between London and Sicily over one blood-drenched week in summer, an identical twin reveals the crazy twists she’ll go through to steal her sister’s perfect life. The first book in the Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know trilogy is a roller-coaster ride for readers.

Books: A different look at how to achieve happiness
A different look at how to achieve happiness

Solve for Happy | Mo Gawdat

This startlingly original book about creating and maintaining happiness is written by a top Google executive with an engineer’s training and fondness for thoroughly analysing a problem. Are you ready to engineer your path to joy?

Kids

Books: Get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making
Get a behind-the-scenes look at movie making

The Wimpy Kid Movie Diary: The Next Chapter | Jeff Kinney

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the making of new film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. Complete with exclusive set photos, storyboards and original cartoons, this is the perfect book for anyone who’s ever wondered how a movie gets made.

Books: Young readers will enjoy this junior novel
Young readers will enjoy this junior novel

Despicable Me 3: The Deluxe Junior Novel

Join Gru, Lucy, the girls and of course the Minions on another hilarious journey in this exciting junior novel based on the highly anticipated blockbuster movie. Comes with an eight-page full-colour insert. Popular books for young readers.

Books: Travel to Paris in Fashion Week
Travel to Paris in Fashion Week

Sunny Side Up (Geek Girl Special, Book 2) | Holly Smale

Harriet Manners knows everything there is to know about Paris… except what to do when you’re the hottest new model at Fashion Week. Can Harriet find her je ne sais quoi or will it be sacré bleu! on the runway?

Books: A story about how a homesick boy adapts to Hong Kong
A story about how a homesick boy adapts to Hong Kong

Celebrate Hong Kong | Matthew Cooper

Homesick Oskar has just arrived in Hong Kong and wishes he were back in Finland celebrating the midsummer festival. But, with the help of some new friends, Oskar is about to find out how the party never ends in this unique city.

A follow up to the popular My Hong Kong alphabet
A follow up to the popular My Hong Kong alphabet

My Hong Kong Numbers | Sarah & Luke Garner

This follow-up title to the popular My Hong Kong Alphabet is a great educational tool, with numbers in both English and Mandarin. It’s also a collection of family memories from Hong Kong and one of those books that will resonate with parents and children alike.
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This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.

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