Goodreads: Best Books of the Month: June 2016
English | 6 Books | Various Genre | 10 MB
1. The Girls by Emma Cline
This powerful debut novel, set in late 60s California and inspired by the Manson murders, climbs inside the mind of Evie, an insecure teen whose seduction by members of a free-living cult takes her on a terrifying journey that will reshape her life.
2. Grunt by Mary Roach Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
by Mary Roach
In her latest book, best-selling popular science author Roach trains her sights on the weird and wonderful techniques used in war to keep soldiers safe, sane and healthy. Topics covered include medical maggots, caffeinated meat and the threat diarrhea can pose to national security.
3. Lily and the Octopus by Steven Rowley
With humor, poignancy and elements of magic realism, this semi-autobiographical novel describes the bond between Ted Flask and his best friend, aging dachshund Lily. Then Ted discovers the unthinkable and must brace for unimaginable loss.
4. Chancers by Susan Stellin Chancers: Addiction, Prison, Recovery, Love: One Couple’s Memoir by Susan Stellin
A heartrending dual memoir told from the perspectives of a reporter and photographer whose love story is cut short by heroin addiction only to be given a second chance when one of them is jailed on Rikers Island.
5. Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
A private jet crashes off Martha’s Vineyard. The only survivors are a young boy and the struggling artist who saves him. As a frenzied media demands answers – a tragedy or something more sinister? – the mystery only deepens in this gripping thriller from screenwriter Noah Hawley.
6. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand
Three popular young adult authors play fast and loose with history in this fantastical, comic retelling of the story of Lady Jane Grey and King Edward VI involving magic, shapeshifting and many a nod to The Princess Bride.