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10 Books Hong Kong Tatler Editors Are Reading Right Now

10 Books Hong Kong Tatler Editors Are Reading Right Now
By Hong Kong Tatler
November 23, 2018

When we're not busy penning stories for the glossy pages of Hong Kong Tatler, there's nothing we love more than getting stuck into someone else's writing for a change. Here's what our editors are currently reading, and why they recommend that you read them too:

1/10Calypso by David Sedaris

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"There are few authors that make me laugh until I snort but David Sedaris is definitely one of them. The best-selling American author’s latest collection of deeply personal yet anarchically hilarious short stories explore middle age and mortality in his uniquely thought-provoking and gloriously silly manner. I choose to listen to Sedaris’s books rather than read them because I love to hear him narrate his own life." - Jakki Phillips, Editor-in-Chief

2/10The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

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"I just finished The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, a WWII love story based on a series of true events. I saw Tina Craig (@bagsnob) recommend it and I found it at the airport on my way to Paris Fashion Week. Finished the book within a couple days. A great read." - Justine Lee, Fashion Director  

3/10Grit by Angela Duckworth

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"Great for parents like me, educators, and managers, the author of this book suggests that it is one’s amount of grit, or mental toughness, effort and perseverance, that predicts one’s level of success more than any other factor (like innate talent or intelligence). Lots of encouraging, real-life examples, and a good follow-on to Carol Dweck’s Mindset, The New Psychology of Success." - Emilie Yabut-Razon, Managing Editor 

See also: 14 Best Cookbooks Of 2018

4/10The Sun and her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

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"Rupi Kaur is so good at saying a lot with very little, and this sweet collection of poems is a perfect example. Her bleeding heart approach to writing is at once fierce and vulnerable, and has the ability move readers' feelings from beaming to brokenhearted." - Coco Marett, Digital Editor

5/10Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

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"I’ve just finished Haruki Murakami’s latest book, Killing Commendatore, a wistful novel that features Murakami’s signature mix of humdrum realism and magical surrealism. Don’t be put off by its 1000-page-plus length—once you’re sucked into the story, you’ll find yourself devouring huge chunks at a time." - Oliver Giles, Art and Culture Editor

6/10The Vanity Fair Diaries by Tina Brown

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"I’m currently reading The Vanity Fair Diaries, I like it because it tells the story of how Tina Brown turned VF from a failing publication into the iconic publication it is today. Another book I’ve read that I enjoyed is The Expatriates, a novel by Janice Lee which is like Big Little Lies meets Crazy Rich Asians." - Christian Barlow, Director of VIP Content and Communications 

See also: If You Liked Crazy Rich Asians, You'll Love These Books

7/10Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

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"Rarely do you find a writer whose voice simply leaps off the page like Bourdain’s. The colourful memoir follows his brazen adventures as a chef and the motley crews he’s worked with while painting a poignant picture of a life well lived." - Rosana Lai, Fashion Editor

8/10Born A Crime by Trevor Noah 

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"Having lived in South Africa, I’ve always been a fan of Trevor’s comedy, long before he took over The Daily Show. Before I read this book, I was prepared to be entertained but Trevor’s humorous yet honest narration of his childhood under the influence of Apartheid has left me feeling inspired and educated. Best experienced as an audiobook, as the most brilliant part is Trevor’s storytelling in different South African languages. Born A Crime is the kind of book that makes you laugh out loud and brings tears to your eyes at the same time." - Pearl Yan, Digital Projects Editor

9/10Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman

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"A recent favourite of mine is Call Me By Your Name. Andre Aciman’s writing is so hauntingly beautiful and captures the intricacy of love and heartbreak so well. The movie’s great too—Italy, Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer, what more could one want?" - Cherry Lai, Features Writer

10/10The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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"I am always amazed, haunted by Atwood’s powerful language in delineating how women are objectified as child-bearing tools in a patriarchal world that filled with pollution and infertility. The not-to-distant future in The Handmaid’s Tale will lead you to ponder over women’s rights to maintain bodily power in the societies that we are now living in, and building for the future. A remarkable dystopian feminist classic." - Helen Yu, Editorial Assistant 

See also: 10 Stunning Coffee Table Books For Art Lovers

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