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5 books every expat must read this December



The holiday season is here, and that means you’ve got a lot of reading to do. Here are five books we think every expat should read this December.



1. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho


The Alchemist is a magical story about a young Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. This book shows us that the treasure we're all looking for is not out there, but within us, if we only know how to find it. It's an enchanting tale about following our dreams and discovering our purpose in life. You can find more information about the Alchemist book here.






2. The Expatriate's Roadmap to Successfully Moving Overseas: All You Need to Know About by Cynthia Caughey



If you are planning to move overseas, then The Expatriate's Roadmap to Successfully Moving Overseas: All You Need to Know About is the book for you. It is a guide that will help you prepare for your new life and make it easier for you to adapt to your new home.


The author of this book is Cynthia Caughey, who has been living abroad for over two decades. She has worked as an expat for various organisations and now teaches people how to make the most out of their overseas experience.


Cynthia Caughey wrote this book because she wanted people to know that moving abroad is not as difficult as they think it would be. She wants them to understand what they will be facing once they arrive at their destination and how they can overcome these challenges. You can find more information about this book here.





3. The Expat Partner's Survival Guide by Clara Wiggins


This book is a guide to life as an expatriate partner and is aimed at women who are living abroad with their partners.


The book covers a wide range of topics, from the basics of moving abroad to more complex issues such as dealing with the loss of friends and family back home, as well as more practical aspects like how to budget and find a job abroad.


The author has been living abroad for several years now, first in China, then Thailand, and now Singapore. She has spent most of her time as an expat in Asia, but she also lived in London for two years when she was younger so she knows what it's like to move around the world. You can find more information about the book here.





4. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp


The author, Ann Voskamp, writes about how to live life in gratitude. She says that gratitude is "the heart of worship." She suggests that we should approach each day as if it were our last, with a thankful heart for all the blessings we have received.


She also talks about how the small things in life are often the most important things. She says that when she was younger, she used to focus on what she didn't have and what she wanted more of. Now, however, she focuses on the little things like making coffee in the morning or reading a book by candlelight at night.


In One Thousand Gifts , Ann Voskamp shares her own personal experiences with gratitude - both good and bad - and encourages readers to do the same by sharing their stories through social media using #1000giftsbook. You can find more information about the book here.





5. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Eat, Pray, Love is a book about Elizabeth Gilbert's one-year journey of self-discovery. After her divorce from her husband, she decided to take an around-the-world trip to find herself again. She went to Italy first and learned to cook in an Italian cooking school, then she went to India and meditated at an ashram in Rishikesh and finally she went to Bali where she experienced life as a single woman.


The book is written in such a way that the reader can relate to her journey. This book is not only for women but it can be read by both men and women alike. It talks about how we all have our ups and downs in life but we need to learn how to deal with them accordingly. You can more information about the book here.



What do you think about our book suggestions here? Have you read one of the books? Let us know!

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