Thursday, September 15, 2016

Books Read in August 2016

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers to The Throne of Glass series, if you would like to avoid them please skip Heir of Fire.
Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass by: Fredrick Douglass
Fredrick Douglass was a slave who educated himself through sheer determination, become a freeman, and managed to become one of the greatest American writers, and orators. 2 stars.

Outliers: The Story of Success by: Malcolm Gladwell
Malcolm Gladwell explores the world of "outliers:" the most famous, most successful, the brightest. He wonders what makes them different? Most would say it in what they are but Malcolm Gladwell claims its where they are from. He explains what made the Beatles the greatest rock band, why Asians are so good at math, and the secrets of software billionaires. 5 stars.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by: Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie's classic book that teaches you how to get people to like you and how to change a person's mind without causing resentment. 27 principles that are just as applicable today as they were 1936. 2 stars.

Beauty Queens by: Libba Bray
The Miss Teen Dream contestants are headed to their competition location when their plane crashes on a mysterious island. The contestants must learn to get along with each other, struggle to survive, deal with the diabolical inhabitant of the island, and keep their dance numbers ready just in case they are rescued in time for the competition. 4 stars.

Heir of Fire by: Sarah J. Maas
Celaena has survived deadly contests, double-crossing the king, and shattering heartbreak but at a deadly cost. Now she must face the truth about her heritage while brutal ancient forces are gathering on the horizon. Will Celaena be able fight her inner demons and make it through? 5 stars.

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by: Benjamin Alire Saenz
Ari can't swim. Dante can. Dante is good with words. Ari isn't fond talking to others. But when Dante and Ari meet at the pool their friendship blooms. The kind of friendship that lasts a lifetime and changes lives. Through each other Ari and Dante discover who they want to be and who they are. 5 stars.
Note: If you would like a detailed review of any of these books, please comment the title and I will get it posted as soon as possible.

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