Amazon’s Best Books for December

Christmas is almost here and many of you are getting ready to go out traveling on holidays.  I will be studying and writing essays until the days before Christmas and won’t have much time to read a nice novel.

Nonetheless, I found this list of Book Recommendations from Amazon that may be interesting for those of you looking for fiction book recommendations. I am already planning to buy one of the books from the list.  I already read Bolano’s “The Third Reich” and strongly recommend it!

Best Books of the Month
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil by Tom Mueller
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
The Third Reich by Roberto Bolano
Hardcover  |  Author page
Alexander Girard by Todd Oldham
Hardcover  |  Author page
420 Characters by Lou Beach
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
The Drop by Michael Connelly
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand 
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
The Leopard by Jo Nesbo
Hardcover  |  Kindle book
The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Hardcover  |  Author page
The Angel Makers by Jessica Gregson
Hardcover  |  Kindle book

Amazon’s top 10 History Books of 2011

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's BerlinLost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War IICatherine the Great: Portrait of a WomanThe Greater Journey: Americans in ParisA History of the World in 100 Objects

The Best Books of 2011

Save up to 40% on our editors’ picks for the top 100 best books of the year, plus year-end top 10s in over two dozen categories

So many books. So many choices. It’s not easy putting together a list of the year’s best books, but we’ve held many meetings and votes, we’ve pored over the books and occasionally poured our hearts out to get you this final Top 100. For every book on the list, there has been an impassioned plea and an argument made–so don’t just look at the Top 10 or 20. There are great books all up and down the Top 100 list. One of them might be the perfect read for you.


The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean
Radioactivity: A History of a Mysterious ScienceDestiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict between America and Al-Qaeda1861: The Civil War Awakening