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, notable and upcoming good reads, recommended by the team at Bookazine.
Good Reads – Fiction
Elon Musk | Walter Isaacson
For two years, Isaacson shadowed Musk, attended his meetings, walked his factories with him, and spent hours Lottie continues to navigate the many perils of growing up in this fantastically funny illustrated series for ages nine to 12, which is filled with friendship, embarrassing moments and plenty of lols!
Tom Lake | Ann Patchett
Tom Lake is a meditation on youthful love, married love and the lives parents have led before their children were born. Both hopeful and elegiac, it explores what it means to be happy even when the world is falling apart.
What You Are Looking For Is In The Library | Michiko Aoyama
This is a story about the magic of community libraries and the discovery of connection. Already loved by thousands of readers all over the world, this inspirational tale shows how we can fulfil our long-held dreams.
5 Ingredients Mediterranean | Jamie Oliver
With over 125 utterly delicious, easy to-follow recipes, the celebrity chef’s newest book is all about making every-day cooking super-exciting, with minimal fuss – all while transporting you to sunnier climes.
Clear Thinking: Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Results | Shane Parrish
This book gives you the tools to recognise the moments that have the potential to transform your trajectory, and reshape how you navigate the critical space between stimulus and response.
Good Book Recommendations for Kids and Tweens
Julia Donaldson’s Book of Names | Julia Donaldson
The renowned children’s author celebrates her readers in this delightful and imaginative picture book, inspired by the young people she has met at hundreds of book signings over the years. Illustrated by the award-winning Nila Aye. interviewing him, his family, friends, coworkers and adversaries. The result is the revealing inside story.
Lottie Brooks’s Totally Disastrous School-Trip | Kate Kirby
Lottie continues to navigate the many perils of growing up in this fantastically funny illustrated series for ages nine to 12, which is filled with friendship, embarrassing moments and plenty of lols!
Young Adult Books
One of Us is Back | Karen M McManus
In this, the third instalment of the explosive One of Us series, it’s been almost two years since Simon died in detention, and the aftermath has been hard to shake. Now the crew is back home for the summer, and everyone is trying to move on.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods (Percy Jackson 6) | Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson has saved the world multiple times, battling monsters, Titans, even giants. But these days the modern-day son of Poseidon is hoping for a regular final year at school. Too bad the Greek gods have other plans…
The Brothers Hawthorne | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Jameson Hawthorne is a risk-taker, a sensation seeker, a player of games. When his mysterious father appears and asks for a favour, Jameson can’t resist the challenge. Now he must infiltrate London’s exclusive underground gambling club.
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This article about Bookazine first appeared in the Autumn 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.