Friday, June 3, 2011

10 Great Reads For June

The Best Books of June on Kindle
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson Before I Go to Sleep: A Novel
Every day Christine wakes up not knowing where she is. Her memories disappear every time she falls asleep, and her husband Ben is a stranger to her. Thriller writer Dennis Lehan said of this electrifying debut, "It left my nerves jangling for hours after I finished the last page."
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
This stunning debut is both an engrossing, adrenaline-filled psychological thriller and a powerful meditation on the bonds of family. As Beatrice gradually connects the strange, varied occurrences leading up to her sister's death, her search veers toward obsession, and she realizes she might pay a terrible price for the truth.
Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson
Coming of age in 1980s New York City entails a heavy helping of Hare Krishnas, zines, CBGB, and the rise of AIDS. Such is the setting for this debut novel, which recalls its time and place with remarkable clarity and skill. Eleanor Henderson is a new author to watch.
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
In the not-too-distant future, robots have made our lives a lot easier. That is, until they are turned into efficient murderers by a sentient artificial intelligence buried miles below the surface of Alaska. This is easily one of the most fun tales yet about the war between man and machine.
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Continuing the story of her remarkable Shanghai Girls, bestselling author Lisa See offers her most powerful novel yet, set against one of the most tragic episodes in China's history. Vivid and engrossing, See's new book lives up to the author's wide acclaim.
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
A new Ann Patchett novel is always an event in itself, and this one is no exception. The hungry snakes, poison arrows, and tribe of cannibals that populate its pages barely begin to suggest the strange and wonderful tale that runs through this re-imagined Heart of Darkness.
The Greater Journey by David McCullough
David McCullough's other books have mostly remained in the Western Hemisphere, but like each of McCullough's previous histories, this book is a dazzling and kaleidoscopic foray into American history by one of its greatest living chroniclers.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
A mysterious island, an abandoned orphanage, and a strange collection of very curious photographs all await discovery in this spine-tingling fantasy for adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
 Kindle book, $9.99
 The Enemy (Kindle Single)Celebrated polemicist Christopher Hitchens reflects upon the life and death of Osama bin Laden in an exclusive new essay. With inimitable style, Hitchens passionately argues that now is the time to reaffirm the values of secularism, libertarianism, internationalism, and solidarity.
Shaken, Not Stirred by Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn is the epitome of charm, style, and polish. He's well mannered, well spoken, and--of course--well dressed. But if you've ever wondered about the man behind the countless suits, the fashion advice, and the star-studded events, this new Kindle Single is a great place to start.

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