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Looking for a good book to read? We are big bookworms here at Expat Living and love the regular suggestions of new notable and reads from the team at Bookazine. So if you are looking for something for yourself – or your book club – this selection includes the latest from Khaled Hosseini to Paul Coehlo.

Fiction

Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini’s latest novel tells the heart wrenching story of a father and son, brought to life by Dan Williams’ illustrations. The night before they leave Syria in search of a new home, the father recounts his happy life before the bombs fell.

Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini

A Simple Favor  | Darcey Bell

When Emily asks her best friend Stephanie to pick up her son after school, she happily says yes. But Emily doesn’t come back. Terrified, Stephanie reaches out for help, only to find out that Emily is dead, and that nothing is as simple as it seems.

A Simple Favor  | Darcey Bell

Hippie | Paulo Coelho

In this work of biographical fiction, Paulo is a young Brazilian on the search of a deeper meaning of life. In Amsterdam, he meets Karla, and joins her on a trip to Nepal. As they explore their relationship, they come to a choice that could change their lives forever.

Hippie | Paulo Coelho

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man |  Jonas Jonasson

After a failed hot-air balloon trip, Allan and Julius are rescued at sea by a North Korean ship whose captain is on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un. Soon they find themselves in the middle of a diplomatic crisis involving even President Trump.

The Accidental Further Adventures of the Hundred-Year-Old Man |  Jonas Jonasson

Flights | Olga Tokarczuk

This award-winning collection of stories explores what it means to be a wanderer through both space and time. It follows a 17th-century Dutch anatomist who discovers the Achilles tendon and a young man whose family mysteriously vanish and reappear, among others.

Flights | Olga Tokarczuk

Non-fiction

21 Lessons for the 21st Century | Yuval Noah Harari

On this exciting journey through today’s most urgent issues, Harari looks at the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of disorienting and constant changes. Are we capable of understanding the world we have created?

Simple | Yottam Ottolenghi

With 130 brand-new dishes, the renowned chef and food writer’s latest book contains recipes with great flavour combinations but minimal hassle. Whether you want a great meal in 30 minutes or a dish that only requires one pot, this book has it all.

Children

The 104-Storey Treehouse |  Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Andy and Terry have added 13 new levels to their treehouse including a burp bank, a never-ending staircase and a mighty fortress. Now they’re in a race against time to find a funny story for their next book; will they be able to do it?

Catwoman | Sarah J. Maas

Two years after escaping Gotham City’s slums, Selina Kyle returns as the mysterious and wealthy Holly Vanderhees. When she realises that Batwoman is away, Gotham City looks ripe for the taking.

Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas | Dav Pilkey

When a new bunch of baddies come to down, Dog Man teams up with a cute kitten, a remarkable robot and Petey, the World’s Most Evil Cat. Can Petey beat his evil urges and help the team stop the baddies?

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This article first appeared in the Aug/Sep 2018 edition of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.

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