Looking for your next good read? Draw inspiration from our top picks and you can meet all of these authors at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature taking place from 6th to 8th February at InterContinental Festival City in Dubai.
Ask Ali: A Guide to Abu Dhabi, written by Ali Al Saloom gives expats the inside scoop on everything from relocating to Abu Dhabi to how to show respect during Ramadan and the best ways to interact with locals. The Emirati media star is best known for TV show, Ask Ali.
VOX,by Christina Dalcher is a nightmarish vision of a future where women are forbidden from speaking more than 100 words a day. This science-fiction work is set in a United States where half the population has been silenced, and tells a harrowing, unforgettable story of what one woman will do to protect herself and her daughter.
Not Bad People by Brandy Scott, presenter of The Business Breakfast on Dubai Eye 103.8, explores what happens when three best friends engage in what seems to be a harmless act but instead results in tragedy leaving the women to confront buried resentments, shattering secrets, dark lies and moral consequences that could alter their lives forever.
My Monster and Me written by TV presenter, cook and bestselling author, Nadiya Hussain is a touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes until he finds a way to escape his worries. This engaging story gives parents the tools they need to talk about anxiety to ensure that no one – of any age – suffers in silence.
Jemima Small Versus the Universe by Tamsin Winter explores the issues of bullying and body confidence. It tells the story of a funny, exceptionally smart girl who finds it hard to measure up, especially because she’s the opposite of her name and being being forced to join a new healthy eating group at school means no on will forget it. But, she’s determined to show the world that Jemima Small is a pretty big deal.