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One of the best things about the holidays is the chance to relax and read. Whether you are heading to the beach or curling up somewhere cool, check out this list of reads which will make great holiday or christmas books. The team at Bookazine has compiled this list which has titles for adults, lifestyle selections and children’s books. Selections include an etiquette guide from Sir David Tang, Paul Coehlo and Stephanie Meyer’s latest novels, a J.K. Rowling screenplay and the Minecraft annual.

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Holidays are the perfect time to catch up on your reading

 

Adults

The Spy: Paulo Coelho

In his new novel, Paulo Coelho, best-selling author of The Alchemist and Adultery, brings to life one of history’s most enigmatic women: Mata Hari. Told in Mata Hari’s voice through her final letter, it’s an unforgettable story of a woman who dared to defy convention and who paid the ultimate price.

The Chemist Stephenie Meyer

Bestselling author of the Twilight Saga books, Stephenie Meyer has just released a second adult novel in the form of a secret-agent thriller. It’s a gripping page-turner that sees an ex-agent, on the run from her former employers, having to take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed the World Michael Lewis

From the bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys comes this extraordinary story of two men whose ideas changed the world. Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process.

Lucky Boy Shanthi Sekaran

To be released in January, this gripping tale gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. It’s an emotional journey that will leave you certain of the redemptive beauty of this world. From rural Oaxaca to the dreamscapes of Silicon Valley, Sekaran takes real life and applies it to fiction, with moving results.

Lifestyle

Rules for Modern Life Sir David Tang

Whether you’re unsure of the etiquette of doggy bags or wondering whether a massage room in your second home would be de trop, Sir David Tang has the answer to all your social anxieties – and much more besides. A satirical masterclass in navigating the social niceties of modern life.

Life on Instagram

The first and only annual of its kind, Life on Instagram is about celebrating everyday moments of beauty, joy and imagination and uniting countless people from all over the globe; it’s a book that shows us who we are and how we live.

Kids

Midnight Gang David Walliams

Walliams’ ninth book is a must-have for every child this Christmas. When the clock strikes midnight, most children are fast asleep – but not The Midnight Gang. This extraordinary story of five children in an eccentric hospital setting is an adventure story of friendship, theatre and magic – and of making dreams come true.

Girl Online Going Solo Zoe Sugg

In the third book of the Girl Online series, Penny starts the school year alone as Noah has gone off the radar after ending his world tour early. She accepts Megan’s invitation to visit her performing arts school as an opportunity to make new friends. But can Penny truly move on when Noah’s shadow haunts her round every corner?

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay J.K. Rowling Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York intending just a brief stay, but when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone. This screen-writing debut of J.K. Rowling features a cast of remarkable characters, and is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its best.

The Official Minecraft Annual 2017

This celebration of Minecraft and its gaming community is packed with step-by-step rebuilding guides, strategies and challenges.

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This article first appeared in the Dec/Jan edition of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe here so you never miss an issue.

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