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ArtsEditors' Picks: 9 Books To Read This Summer

Editors' Picks: 9 Books To Read This Summer

Editors' Picks: 9 Books To Read This Summer
By Hong Kong Tatler
May 29, 2019
Whether you're lounging poolside with a fresh coconut, at the beach soaking up the sun or enjoying a lazy rainy day at home, there's nothing more enjoyable than a good book during the summer. We asked Hong Kong Tatler editors what books they're been reading, or plan to read, so you can compile your book list this season

1/9Save Me The Plums by Ruth Reichl

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"It’s called Save Me The Plums by former New York Times food critic Ruth Reichl. I already have the book and started a chapter or two. It’s a continuation of her previous bestseller Garlic and Sapphires, an autobiographical account of her role as Editor in Chief at the now non-existent Gourmet Magazine in the US. It has some recipes, but Reichl’s writing is witty and very good, not to mention an active expression on her passion for food, restaurants, recipes, and how she pursued her passion." —Wilson Fok, Dining Editor

2/9Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

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"Bad Blood by Wall Street Journal investigative journalist John Carreyrou, who first broke the Theranos/Elizabeth Holmes scandal."—Christian Barlow, Director of VIP Content and Communications 

See also: Editors' Picks: 10 Podcasts We're Obsessed With 

3/9The Price of Illusion by Joan Juliet Buck

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"I just picked up The Price of Illusion by Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris. Buck always lived a gilded life (her father was a wildly successful American film producer) and she rose up the ranks at Vogue until it was all suddenly stripped away. Her memoir was her way of grappling with the illusion of fame and rediscovering who she really was underneath its façade."—Rosana Lai, Fashion Editor

4/9The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

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"I usually read all books from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine book club, they often fall in the thriller/suspense category and have really great complex characters. Next on my list is The Night Tiger, a story that explores colonialism, ancient superstition and ambition in 1930’s Malaysia."—Natasha Tang, Social Media Editor

See also: Editors' Picks: Where To Take Visitors In Hong Kong

5/9Educated by Tara Westover

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"I just finished Tara Westover's Educatedit was a great read and I could hardly put it down. I highly recommend it."—Justine Lee, Fashion Director-at-Large

6/9A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy by Sue Klebold

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"I'll be re-reading A Mother's Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy. Not for the fainthearted, this painfully intimate memoir from Sue Klebold chronicles, and examines the reasons behind, her son’s involvement in the infamous Columbine High School massacre. And with recent school shootings making headlines worldwide, there’s never been a more important time to educate ourselves on what causes them."—Annie Darling, Watches and Jewellery Editor

7/9Notes From A Young Black Chef

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"Notes From A Young Black Chef by James Beard Award-winning Kwame Onwuachi, who chronicles his epic rise and fall in the restaurant industry."—Charmaine Mok, Editorial Director, Food & Wine

See also: 14 Best Cookbooks Of 2018

8/9The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace Wells

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"We’ve been doing a lot of research on sustainability and this recently released book is one of those that caught our attention—and to be honest, it’s panic-inducing. A brutally descriptive account of what the future holds for us if climate change (global warming) continues unabated—and we all need to read it."—Emilie Yabut-Razon, Managing Editor

9/9I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb

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Photo: Courtesy of Whitcoulls

"I found Wally Lamb's bestseller I Know This Much Is True in a second-hand book store in Vancouver and was drawn to its heartwrenching tale of twin brothers Dominick and Thomas—one of whom is schizophrenic. Both brothers have their own battles to face (some alone and some together) but through it all, the book promises to tell the story of love, loss, and hope for the future."—Erica Fong, Digital Content Director

See also: 11 Instagram Accounts Hong Kong Tatler Editors Can't Get Enough Of

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