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Book lists

Due to the success of last month’s blog – the ultimate expat playlist – we decided to collate the top book lists for expats which help to describe expat life and bring you comfort in your new venture, as well as further express your emotions, whether it’s contentment or seclusion. Read on to find out more about the top books you should read as an expat.

The Expats: A Novel

Written by Chris Pavone, The Expats is about a woman, Kate Moore, who is a working mother and is struggling to make ends meet and raise her children while keeping her marriage alive. When her husband is offered a lucrative job in Luxembourg, she jumps at the chance to reinvent herself as an expat and enjoys finding her way in a new country. The novel takes a sharp turn when another American couple arrives, and Kate soon becomes suspicious that these people are not who they claim to be. Full of suspense, mystery and thrill, this incredibly exciting yet realistic novel, and has been described as “riveting” by John Connolly.

The Sun Also Rises

Written in 1926 by American author Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises is about a group of British and American expatriates who travel from Paris to the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona to watch the bull fights and the running of the bulls. Recognised as Hemingway’s greatest work, The Sun Also Rises is relatable for new expats as well as those who have been living in an entirely new country for some time now, highlighting the loneliness and lovesickness that can arise when moving from country to country.

The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget: How to Live Well on $25,000 a Year

A little different to the aforementioned top book lists for expats, The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget: How to Live Well on $25,000 a Year provides a detailed guide to one of the least-known but most effective retirement strategies today; retiring abroad. The proposition is simple: enjoy a happier, healthier, more fulfilling retirement than you could even had imagined or possibly afforded. With 272 pages of invigorating information to read and tips to take into account, this book contains everything that could help you boost your retirement. Aimed at near-retirees and retirees alike, why don’t you order The International Living Guide to Retiring Overseas on a Budget, today?

The Global Expatriate’s Guide to Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expat

If retiring overseas on a budget and finding out how you can live well on $25,000 a year didn’t grab your attention, you can rest assured that The Global Expatriate’s Guide to Investing: From Millionaire Teacher to Millionaire Expatwill. The Global Expatriate’s Guide To Investing contains real expats and their stories, showcasing both their mistakes and successes that others, like you, can learn from. Despite its humorousness, this book contains answers to questions such as how much money you will need to retire, how much you should be saving each month and what investment will give you both strong returns and safety.

Here at Santa Fe Relocation, we understand that moving abroad can be an exciting yet daunting experience no matter the stage in your career, which is why our moving service is designed to ensure you have the best possible experience. Get in touch with a member of our friendly team to find out how we can assist your move, today.

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