Goodreads: Best Books of the Month: December 2016
English | 6 Books | Various Genre | 36 MB
1. Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?: Stories by Kathleen Collins
In these never-before-published short stories, filmmaker and fiction writer Kathleen Collins explores issues of race, gender, and sexuality. Though they were written before her untimely death in 1988, Collins stories are as relevant today as ever.
2. The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
The best-selling author (The Big Short, Moneyball) turns his attention to the true story behind the Nobel Prize-winning theory of how we make decisions, depicting the work of two psychologists who uncovered new patterns of human irrationality.
3. The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe
This Swedish thriller—the first solo novel from Grebe—has been compared to Paula Hawkins and Jo Nesbo’s work. The plot follows the investigation into a grisly murder: A woman is found beheaded in the house of a famous business tycoon.
4. George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones
This unauthorized biography will increase your appreciation for the legendary filmmaker who brought us Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Pixar. George Lucas: A Life features insights from the director’s colleagues and competitors, offering intriguing glimpses into his life.
5. The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars by Dava Sobel
In this little-known true story, Sobel looks at the landmark accomplishments of a group of women in the burgeoning field of astronomy. The mid-19th-century account of these exceptional Harvard graduates includes excerpts from their letters and diaries.
6. The Odds of Loving Grover Cleveland by Rebekah Crane
When 16-year-old Zander is sent off to a summer camp for at-risk teens, unlikely friendships form during group “share-apy” sessions and forbidden outings. Ultimately this YA novel is about hope amid extreme difficulties.