Monday, December 7, 2015

A Royal Spyness Mystery by Rhys Bowen

1. Her Royal Spyness
2. A Royal Pain
3. Royal Flush
4. Royal Blood 
5. Naughty in Nice
6. The Twelve Clues of Christmas
 7. Heirs and Graces
 8. Queen of Hearts
 9. Malice at the Palace
10. Crowned and Dangerous
11. On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Sunday, December 6, 2015

2015 New York Times Notable Books


Fiction & Poetry


BEATLEBONE. By Kevin Barry.
THE BEAUTIFUL BUREAUCRAT. By Helen Phillips.
BEAUTY IS A WOUND. By Eka Kurniawan.
CITIZEN: An American Lyric. By Claudia Rankine.
CITY ON FIRE. By Garth Risk Hallberg.
THE COMPLETE STORIES. By Clarice Lispector. Edited by Benjamin Moser.
DELICIOUS FOODS. By James Hannaham.
THE DOOR. By Magda Szabo.
DRAGONFISH. By Vu Tran.
FATES AND FURIES. By Lauren Groff.
THE FIFTH SEASON. The Broken Earth: Book One.By N.K. Jemisin.
FINALE: A Novel of the Reagan Years. By Thomas Mallon.
THE FIRST BAD MAN. By Miranda July.
THE FISHERMEN. ByChigozie Obioma.
FORTUNE SMILES: Stories. By Adam Johnson.
FROM THE NEW WORLD: Poems 1976-2014. By Jorie Graham.
GOD HELP THE CHILD. By Toni Morrison.
HARRIET WOLF’S SEVENTH BOOK OF ­WONDERS. By Julianna Baggott.
HERE. By Richard McGuire.
THE HOLLOW LAND. By Jane Gardam.
HONEYDEW: Stories. By Edith Pearlman.
HOW TO BE BOTH. By Ali Smith
THE INCARNATIONS. By Susan Barker.
LEAVING BERLIN. By Joseph Kanon.
A LITTLE LIFE. By Hanya Yanagihara.
THE LOVE OBJECT: Selected Stories. By Edna O’Brien.
LOVING DAY. By Mat Johnson.
MAN AT THE HELM. By Nina Stibbe.
A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN: ­Selected Stories. By Lucia Berlin.
THE MARE. By Mary Gaitskill.
*THE MEURSAULT INVESTIGATION. ­By ­Kamel Daoud. Translated by John Cullen.
MISLAID. By Nell Zink.
MY STRUGGLE: Book 4. By Karl Ove Knausgaard.
NIGHT AT THE FIESTAS: Stories. By ­Kirstin Valdez Quade.
OUTLINE. By Rachel Cusk.
PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT LIFE. By ­Atticus Lish.
PURITY. By Jonathan Franzen.
THE SELLOUT. By Paul Beatty.
S O S: Poems 1961-2013. By Amiri Baraka.
*THE STORY OF THE LOST CHILD. Book 4, The Neapolitan Novels: “Maturity, Old Age.” By Elena Ferrante.
THE STORY OF MY TEETH. By Valeria ­Luiselli.
SUBMISSION. By Michel Houellebecq.
THE SYMPATHIZER. By Viet Thanh Nguyen.
THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING: Fiction. By Colum McCann.
THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES. By Sascha Arango.
THE TSAR OF LOVE AND TECHNO: Stories. By Anthony Marra.
THE TURNER HOUSE. By Angela ­Flournoy.
*VANESSA AND HER SISTER. By Priya ­Parmar.
THE VISITING PRIVILEGE: New and Collected Stories. By Joy Williams.
THE WHITES. By Richard Price writing as Harry Brandt.


Nonfiction

AMERICA’S BITTER PILL: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System. By Steven Brill. 
THE ARGONAUTS. By Maggie Nelson.
AUGUSTINE: Conversions to Confessions. By Robin Lane Fox.
BARBARIAN DAYS: A Surfing Life. By ­William Finnegan.
BECOMING NICOLE: The Transformation of an American Family. By Amy Ellis Nutt.
*BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME. By ­Ta-­Nehisi Coates.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PRIMO LEVI. Edited by Ann Goldstein.
THE CRIME AND THE SILENCE: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime ­Jedwabne. By Anna Bikont. Translated by Alissa Valles.
DAUGHTERS OF THE SAMURAI: A Journey From East to West and Back. By ­Janice P. Nimura. 
DESTINY AND POWER: The American Odys­sey of George Herbert Walker Bush. By Jon Meacham.
DO NO HARM: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery. By Henry Marsh.
THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: A Cultural ­History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe. By Michael Pye.
EMPIRE OF COTTON: A Global History. By Sven Beckert.
THE FLY TRAP. By Fredrik Sjoberg. Translated by Thomas Teal.
THE FOLDED CLOCK: A Diary. By Heidi ­Julavits.
THE GAY REVOLUTION: The Story of the Struggle. By Lillian Faderman.
THE GERMAN WAR: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-1945. By Nicholas Stargardt.
GHETTOSIDE: A True Story of Murder in America. By Jill Leovy.
GIVE US THE BALLOT: The Modern ­Struggle for Voting Rights in America. By Ari Berman. 
GUANTÁNAMO DIARY. By Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Edited by Larry Siems. 
*H IS FOR HAWK. By Helen Macdonald.
HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL: A Memoir. By Carrie Brownstein.
THE INVENTION OF NATURE: Alexander Von Humboldt’s New World. By Andrea Wulf. 
JONAS SALK: A Life. By Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs.
KATRINA: After the Flood. By Gary Rivlin. 
KILLING A KING: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of ­Israel. By Dan Ephron. 
LETTERS TO VÉRA. By Vladimir Nabokov. ­Edited and translated by Olga Voronina and Brian Boyd.
LISTENING TO STONE: The Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi. By Hayden Herrera.
LOITERING: New and Collected Essays. By Charles D’Ambrosio.
MODERNITY BRITAIN: 1957-62. By David Kynaston.
THE MONOPOLISTS: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game. By Mary Pilon.
NEGROLAND: A Memoir. By Margo Jefferson.
NEUROTRIBES: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. By Steve ­Silberman. 
OBJECTIVE TROY: A Terrorist, a President, and the Rise of the Drone. By Scott Shane.
THE ODD WOMAN AND THE CITY: A ­Memoir. By Vivian Gornick.
ON THE MOVE: A Life. By Oliver Sacks.
ONE OF US: The Story of Anders Breivik and the Massacre in Norway. By Asne Seier­stad. Translated by Sarah Death.
ORDINARY LIGHT: A Memoir. By Tracy K. Smith.
THE OTHER PARIS. By Luc Sante. 
THE PRIZE: Who’s in Charge of America’s Schools? By Dale Russakoff.
THE SHAPE OF THE NEW: Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World. By Scott L. Montgomery and Daniel Chirot.
SKYFARING: A Journey With a Pilot. By Mark Vanhoenacker. 
SPINSTER: Making a Life of One’s Own. By Kate Bolick.
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome. By Mary Beard.
STALIN’S DAUGHTER: The Extraordinary and Tumultuous Life of Svetlana Alliluyeva. By Rosemary Sullivan.
STRANGERS DROWNING: Grappling With Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices and the Overpowering Urge to Help. By ­Larissa MacFarquhar
$2.00 A DAY: Living on Almost Nothing in America. By Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. 
THE UNRAVELING: High Hopes and Missed Opportunities in Iraq. By Emma Sky.
THE WEATHER EXPERIMENT: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future. By Peter Moore. 
WITCHES OF AMERICA. By Alex Mar..