Weekend Reads — June 22 to June 29 2018

“A pair of sunglasses is on top of books by famous authors on a beach table.” by Link Hoang on Unsplash

The weekend’s here! Make it a bookish one with these great weekend reads:

1. James Patterson and Bill Clinton’s novel “The President is Missing” for the political junkies who enjoy a bit of drama and suspense. It’s beautifully written too. Grab a copy at: https://amzn.to/2KdZCtL

2. A highly informed look at the Theranos scandal by John Carreyrou: “Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start Up”. Get your copy at: https://amzn.to/2MP1Ykv

3. A remarkable look at heredity: “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity” by Carl Zimmer. Grab a copy at: https://amzn.to/2MOEyeZ

4.Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data” by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Thomas Ramge — an ambitious and informative book, it explains the transition from capitalism to dataism perfectly. Highly entertaining. Grab a copy at: https://amzn.to/2tmi2SI

5. “Inseparable: The Original Siamese Twins and Their Rendezvous with American History” about the Siamese twins Chang and Eng, one of the most interesting and fascinating stories I have read in a long time. Grab a copy at: https://amzn.to/2tjhi0I

6. From one of Obama’s closest advisor a political memoir and inside look at Obama’s world whilst he was president. “The World as It Is” by Ben Rhodes is one of the best insights you’ll get about Obama’s time as president. Grab a copy at: https://amzn.to/2tx51ov

7. And for the poetry fans: Kevin Young’s “Brown” captures stunning, intimate reflections on American life. Grab a copy at: https://amzn.to/2yzpPl5

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