As Hong Kong grinds to a halt, it’s going to be a long, long day, with nowhere to go. In case you are planning to use the time to catch up on some quality reading, we’ve got you covered. To help you get through the day, our editors have curated a dozen of our best reads since This Week in Asia launched two years ago. We have kept the list short (wasn’t easy) and as eclectic as possible, from popular culture and economy to history and society, from the curious phenomenon of ‘silver porn’ and gender role reversals to an unlikely star and an untiring journey. Browse through our list, see what catches your fancy, grab that pack of crisps and get started. Happy reading!