Start a Love Story with a Book!

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[pt id='21731' size='medium'] (Hong Kong, 11th January 2017) – For Valentine’s Day 2017, Bookazine would like to invite its customers to start a love story... with a book! As New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks and Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell said “a half-read book is a half-finished love affair”. Make sure you do not miss the chance to fall in love with a book and pick the right one! To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Bookazine team has curated some great reads about love, romance and relationship for adults and children alike. A special edition of Bookazine HK$100 gift voucher will also be available in all Bookazine shops. Start your love story now!

Top 10 Valentine’s Day books for adults

Essays in Love by Alain De Botton, HK$144 This is the story of two young people, who meet on an airplane between London and Paris and rapidly fall in love. Alain de Botton charts the progress of a love affair from the first kiss to argument and reconciliation, from intimacy and tenderness to the onset of anxiety and heartbreak. Essays in Love will appeal to anyone who has ever been in a relationship or confused about love.

Fifty Shades Darker by EL James, HK$128 Book II of the Fifty Shades Trilogy which will be a major motion picture in February 2017! Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house. But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades. While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

The Mating Game: Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love (New edition) by Allan & Barbara Pease, HK$144 International bestselling authors Allan and Barbara Pease (WHY MEN DON'T LISTEN AND WOMEN CAN'T READ MAPS) focus their insight and wit on the most popular, and some would maintain, important part of any relationship: sex. In their inimitable style they explore what men and women want from a sexual relationship and give humourous and practical advice.

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, HK$112 Follow genetics professor Don Tillman as he seeks true love. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. And then comes Rosie Jarman...

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks, HK$80 At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a wealthy lawyer, but she cannot stop thinking about the boy who long ago stole her heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it can turn tragedy into triumph, and may even have the power to create a miracle...

Love: Selected Quotations by Paolo Coelho, HK$160 An inspirational selection of quotations on love from the works of one of the world's most celebrated authors.

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante, HK$180 In this third Neapolitan novel, Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women have attempted are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond. Ferrante speaks with great power and beauty of the mysteries of belonging, human relationships, love, family, and friendship.

A Dog's Purpose: A novel for humans by W. Bruce Cameron, HK$100 A Dog’s Purpose―which spent a year on the New York Times Best Seller list―is heading to the big screen! A Dog’s Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love.

Weightless by Sarah Bannan, HK$144 When Carolyn Lessing moves from New Jersey to Alabama with her mother, she rattles the status quo of the juniors at Adams High. Gorgeous, stylish, a great student and gifted athlete without a mean girl bone in her body Carolyn is gobbled up right away by the school's cliques. She even begins dating a senior, Shane, whose on again/off again girlfriend Brooke becomes Carolyn's bitter romantic rival. When a make-out video of Carolyn and Shane makes the rounds, Carolyn goes from golden girl to slut in an instant, with Brooke and her best friend responsible for the campaign. Carolyn is hounded and focused on, and becomes more and more private. Questions about her family and her habits torture her. But a violent confrontation with Shane and Brooke in the student parking lot is the last attack Carolyn can take. A novel to drop us all back into the intensity of our high school years, WEIGHTLESS is a startling and assured debut.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, HK$150 An indispensable read for Valentine’s Day! Jane Eyre is the heart-wrenching story of a young girl saddled with both a cruel aunt and a bitter upbringing at Lowood School. Her soul not broken from these encounters, she becomes governess to the children of the handsome Mr. Rochester, with whom she falls deeply in love, but the dark secrets of Rochester's past and outside influence threaten to swallow their budding romance. Explore Charlotte Bronte's world full of shocking secrets, captivating characters, and dark romance.

Top 5 Valentine’s Day books for children

The Peanuts Guide to Love by Charles M. Schulz, HK$128 The Peanuts gang offer their wisdom on love in this beautifully produced gift book for all generations. From Woodstock falling in love with a worm to Charlie Brown's obsession with the Little Red-Headed Girl, from Snoopy's yearning for that girl beagle to Lucy's unwavering (and unrequited) affection for Schroeder, the beguiling Peanuts gang know a thing or two about love.

Beauty and the Beast, Disney edition, HK$90 (Re)read the Disney fairy tale before the movie hits the theaters in March 2017. When Belle's father is captured, she takes his place as the fearsome Beast's prisoner. But life in the enchanted castle isn't as terrible as Belle imagines. She makes friends and sees a kinder side of the Beast. In order to break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and be loved in return. But can this be done before the last rose petal falls?

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff, HK$70 Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he celebrates Valentine’s Day with all the friends he loves.

The Berenstain Bears' Valentine Party by Jan and Mike Berenstain, HK$70 It's Valentine's Day at the Bear Country School, and Teacher Jane's class is having a party! In this fun lift- the-flap story, join Sister Bear and her friends as they share lots of special messages. Lift the flap to see what each valentine says.

Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman, HK$80 Love is the greatest gift we have to give our children. It's the one thing they can carry with them each and every day. If love could take shape it might look something like these heartfelt words and images from the inimitable Nancy Tillman. Here is a book to share with your loved ones, no matter how near or far, young or old, they are.

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