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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 must-reads to snuggle up with.

Adult books

Milkman | Anna Burns

In a city where being interesting is dangerous, Middle sister suddenly finds herself in the spotlight when rumours about her maybe-boyfriend and her encounter with Milkman start to spread. To be interesting is to be noticed and to be noticed is dangerous.

Milkman book

China Dream | Ma Jian

In seven episodes, Ma Jian shoots an arrow at President Xi Jinping’s “China Dream” propaganda. Blending tragically absurd reality with myth and fantasy, this dystopian novel reveals what China is today.

China Ma Jian

Non-Fiction books

Billion Dollar Whale | Tom Wright and Bradley Hope

This definitive inside account of the extraordinary 1MDB scandal – a true-life thriller about a modern Gatsby who swindled over $5 billion – exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, Hollywood and politics from two award winning Wall Street Journal reporters.

Billion Dollar Whale

Brief Answers to the Big Questions | Stephen Hawking

The renowned scientist who unravelled some of the universe’s greatest mysteries also believed science plays an important role in fixing Earth’s problems – from climate change and the threat of nuclear war to the development of artificial intelligence. He explores those ideas in his last book.

Stephan hawking book

Love for Imperfect Things |  Haemin Sunim

Many of us respond to life’s pressures by turning inward and ignoring them or by working harder, hoping that this will make ourselves and the people around us happier. This book by an influential Zen monk reveals how we must be at peace with ourselves before we can be at peace with the world around us.

Love for imperfect things

Celebrating Snoopy | Charles Schulz

The world’s most famous beagle gets the book he deserves in this collection, which won the 2018 Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection. Packed with five decades of Snoopy strips from Peanuts, it’s a heartwarming tribute and a collector’s item.


Kids books

Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild  | Dav Pilkey

Dog Man is sent to the pound for a crime he didn’t commit. While his friends work to prove his innocence, Dog Man tries to find his place among dogs and people. Being a part of both worlds, will he even find his place in either?

Dog Man Brawl of the wind

Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare

Following the incidents of Lord of Shadows, Emma and Julian must save the Shadowhunters’ world before the deadly parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love. Clare’s books have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

Queen of Air and darkness

Geronimo David Walliams | Baby penguin

Geronimo has only one dream: to fly. But everyone knows that penguins can’t fly – or can they? With help from his friends and family, Geronimo discovers that even the wildest dreams can come true.

Geronimo David Wallians

I Am a Rebel Girl: A Journal to Start Revolutions | Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo

With original artwork by the artists who illustrated the Rebel Girl series, this activity-filled book will help all rebel girls embrace their own potential with joy.

I am a rebel girl

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This article first appeared in the December/January 2018/19 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.