What to read in 2016?

When the kids have (finally) gone to sleep and peace settles over the home, there is no better time than to dig into a good book.

Fellow bookworms of Hong Kong Moms are abuzz with some solid titles. Pour a glass of wine and get those pages turning. Hot off the press, these books are generating some buzz. Do they live up to the hype?

2016 New Releases

  • The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel (from Life of Pi author)
  • My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout (a new book by Pulitzer Prize winning author of Olive Kitteridge)
  • Girl Through Glass by Sari Wilson (a debut coming of age novel)
  • At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier (best-selling author of Girl With a Pearl Earring)
  • Circling the Sun by Paula McL2016ain (best-selling author of The Paris Wife)
  • The Expatriates (Set in Hong Kong by the author of The Piano Teacher)
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (historical fiction about two sisters during World War II)
  • The Past by Tessa Hadley (a family reunion drama)
  • The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer (available April 2016)

Have You Read These Yet?

  • All the Light We Cannot See
  • The Invention of Wings
  • Girl on the Train
  • I am Pilgrim
  • The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organising
  • The Night Circus
  • The Rosie Project
  • Unbroken
  • The Martian
  • The Aviator’s Wife
  • The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
  • Humans of New York: Stories
  • Go Set a Watchman
  • The Goldfinch
  • The Paris Architect
  • Glass Castle
  • What Alice Forgot
  • The Bees
  • The Other Boleyn Girl
  • The Elegance of the Hedgehog
  • The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The Book Thief
  • Beyond the Beautiful Forevers
  • Orphan Train

If you are still looking for inspiration, check out these lists too:

32 New Books To Add To Your Shelf In 2016
These Amazing Classic Books Are So Short You Have No Excuse Not To Read Them
Best Books of the 21st Century
21 Books From the Last Five Years That Every Woman Should Read

What are you reading this year?

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