This weekend I visited a bookstore in Causeway Bay that was overflowing with readers. The impressive design section was particularly full. I was surprised at how enormous the YA section was. I know YA is the hot thing in publishing, but I don't read much of it. It was interesting to see the physical manifestation of a trend I usually only see through blogs. What's your favorite YA novel? What should I read (apart from The Hunger Games) to get up to speed?
Elsewhere in Causeway Bay I noticed two gentlemen having tea with the book Currency Wars sitting on the table next to them. I saw a woman with a Kindle in a cafe. This morning on the train, I saw a schoolgirl reading Jane Eyre. I counted six Chinese books this week, at least one of which was a textbook.
What books have you spotted in your town lately? Do you see publishing trends come to life where you live?