Feeling like you need to lose yourself in a good story? Here are some of our recommendations
For those of you who are planning your short trips from Hong Kong and desperately in search of new books to read for your flight, we’re here to help. Aside from graphic novels and dystopian novels (which we highly recommend to have a look), here are some of our all-time favourites for you to choose from.
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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
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I have finally, FINALLY finished re-reading this book after 3 WEEKS! AND I AM SO DONE. need me a reading break after this long commitment 😪 but seriously though, this book broke my heart for the second time in my life and I am not okay 😭 I don't think I'm ever going to re-read it again… · #alittlelife #hanyayanagihara #vsco #vscocam #vscobook #bookstagram
A Little Life tells a winding story of four men in New York City, from their university days through fading adulthood. This novel deals a powerful blow of feels to any reader and keeps you enthralled from start to finish. It left many of us with emotions we are still trying to sort – give it a go yourself, and we promise – no matter the tears, it’s a wild ride worth the 700-page journey.
Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
The whimsical bunch from Crazy Rich Asians are back in Kevin Kwan’s final installment. This story needs no description as we trust the glamour, the intrigue, the excess and the drama will be back in full force. This is the book to have on the beach this summer, but we have the sense most of you won’t make it poolside before you’ve finished this one.
Read our full review of Rich People Problems.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
A nonfiction tale written with all the prose of a fiction thriller, this untold story recounts Henrietta Lacks, a woman to whom we all owe a debt of gratitude. In 1951, her cells were taken (without permission) which lead to many of the greatest scientific breakthroughs of the 20th Century and today. Skloot weaves history, science, a harrowing tale of womanhood and racism into a riveting novel that will keep us in the aircon until the last page.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
As a coming-of-age story, circa 18th-Century Europe, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue is one of our favourite books to read. It promises the romance of old Europe with a tale of a boy rebelling against his family claims and falling in love from Paris to Rome.
Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang
It is 1990’s New York City and a group of Chinese immigrants are struggling to make sense of their surroundings, both how they got there and how to survive there. This compilation of stories comes as the debut book from Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s Lenny imprint, a new publishing house, and is set for release in August.