Goodreads: Best Books of the Month: August 2016
English | 6 Books | Various Genre | 15 MB
1. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant struggling to improve life for his family, takes a job as chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a Lehman Brothers executive. Then the financial crisis hits, upending the lives and dreams of all.
2. The Nix by Nathan Hill
Samuel—a bored teacher, frustrated novelist, and online gaming addict—must investigate the life of his absent mother, a militant radical who abandoned him as a child, in this sweeping debut about family, activism, and Norwegian ghosts.
3. The Hike by Drew Magary
Suburban family man Ben goes hiking on a business trip and finds himself trapped in a terrifying realm of demons and killer giants (plus a profane crustacean). Now he’s on a life-or-death quest to return home.
4. Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich
A gripping, haunting study of experimental neurosurgery that focuses on the famous amnesiac patient H.M., who lost his ability to create new memories after a bilateral hippocampectomy performed in 1953 by Dittrich’s grandfather, William Beecher Scoville.
5. The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
The 2015 racially motivated attack on a South Carolina church is among the events referenced in this powerful, thought-provoking collection of essays and poems about race in America. Contributors include Claudia Rankine and Jericho Brown.
6. The Invisible Life of Ivan Isaenko by Scott Stambach
Ivan, a severely disabled but super smart teen born just after Chernobyl, has spent his life in the hospital, keeping his distance from everyone. Enter Polina, a spirited girl with leukemia, who challenges him to risk connection, love, and hope.