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TOP 5 Of New December Books To Enjoy During Holidays

Credits: Era Kan

It's not about how many books you've read in a year but how you've enjoyed them. So stop tearing your hair out, if your friends or colleagues at work brag about reading the longest list ever by publishing it on their social media. You'd better remember those moments when nothing else mattered, just a simple desire to know what's going to happen on the next page, wishing to hurry up to the end simultaneously hoping it won't happen soon enough. The year draws to its end but December doesn't necessarily have to be the last month in the circle because reading is a linear process with an infinity sign. Continue collecting those cozy book-reading moments by taking notice of our TOP 5 of new December book releases:

by Lisa Harding

Last year the Booker Prize for fiction went to Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, the novel that exploited the theme of a boy living with his alcoholic mother. Lisa Harding makes her own attempt to cast a look at an addict's struggle to rehabilitation and redemption. Sonya used to be on stage surrounded by the lights but darkness fell when she turned into a hopeless alcoholic. The only thing that kept her from losing herself was her son Tommy. But eventually she was forced to make a choice: to give up drinking or to lose her son forever.

by Robert Bryndza

The fans of this popular crime writer should be content - here's the third novel in Kate Marshall series. This time she and her PI agency partner Tristan Harper are hired to untangle a cold case. Twelve years ago a journalist Joanna Duncan disappeared after exposing a political scandal. Kate and Tristan discover that there were another two young men who also vanished without trace. It looks like Joanna had discovered something more sinister - like a serial killer - hiding in plain site.

by Francesco Pacifico

Finally there's a translation of the novel Le Donne Amate by the Italian author Francesco Pacifico. Marcello, an editor and a poet, is determined to write a novel about women, although this equals as to writing about antimatter because women in Marcello's life are almost impossible to define. Thus he tries to describe the complexities he encounters in his relationships with his lover Eleonora, his girlfriend Barbara, his gay sister and his elegant mother. If you add a vivid Italy as the major setting for the novel, it results in frank and cool expression of gender, sex, and power.

by Elly Griffiths

The Brighton Mysteries continue. The police chief's wife Emma has established a private investigation agency and together with her partner Sam rivals the police itself when a retired music-hall star Verity hires them to find out who poisoned her husband, as she's being accused herself. Soon Emma realizes that Max who returned from America with his wife Hollywood star Lydia are somehow involved when the trail starts leading Emma straight back to Max.

by Neil Richards

In times when, as Mark Zuckerberg once put it, the Age of Privacy is over, Neil Richards explains that privacy is not dead but the fight for it is a fight for power. Privacy is in the centre of many of our current problems, so we should know how we can protect it. The author offers strategies that could help to protect our privacy from those who are determined to undermine it.


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