Christmas Gift Guide | 8 Books Of The Year


Today we are looking back at 2017 and talking about some of the best books that were released. This list of 8 books we made can be a useful resource for finding the perfect book, either one you would like to read yourself or use the occasion and give it to a loved one. Luckily, Amazon made a selection of best sellers in all categories. We present you our 8 picks for this year’s best books.

1 – Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel

Category: Literature and Fiction

Once described as one of the most important and influential writers of his generation,George Saunders writes a long-awaited novel. Lincoln in the Bardo describes an interesting period of American history set in the mid 19th century and the presidency of Abraham Lincoln. In particular, it tells a story of the loss of Lincoln’s son and the relationship between the two, exploring the motives of grief and family love.

BUY | $11.50+

2 – Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery

Category: Biography

Scott Kelly is an astronaut who broke the record and spent a year in the International Space Station. In this book he shares the story of that year, describing both the good and the bad moments he encountered in his mission. The book shows the difficulties of spending that amount of time in space, from the physical challenges of the body, the emotional hardship of being alone and the life-threatening risks of the job.

BUY | $20.95

3 – High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way

High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way

Category: Business and Leadership

Brendon Burchard did an interesting study. He collected a big amount of surveys from a number of extraordinary people. The intention was to find common habits that will make you extraordinary as well. He found six habits and packed them into this book. You will read about science-backed plans for your life that will help you get more done.

BUY | $18.35

4 – Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Category: Cooking

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat is another New York Times bestseller from chef Samin Nosrat. The philosophy behind it is very simple, each of the four elements- salt, fat, acid and heat bring something different to the cooking process, teaching you how to better use all four and improve your cooking skills. You will find around 100 essential recipes and many variations, all coupled with illustrations and infographics.

BUY | $20

5 – Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated

Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated

Category: Humor & Entertainment

Basketball (and other things) comes with a pretty much self-explanatory title. It answers many questions a basketball fan might ask, covering everything from ridiculous arguments to basketball’s greatest moments. You will learn about the greatest NBA championship and names that are included in The Disrespectful Dunk Hall of Fame. There are many illustrations, as well as the forward written by Reggie Miller.

BUY | $10.97

6 – Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

Category: Money

This book explores more than just the history and rise of Bitcoin. What’s so interesting about it is that it covers all the important figures that contributed to its invention and growth. As you know, Bitcoin’s popularity is at its highest since its introduction. Many figures were involved in the concept of reinventing money- millionaires, businessmen, innovators- many of who are included in the book (Satoshi as well).

BUY | $10.87

Also interesting: 22 Cryptocurrency Books And Online Courses To Get You To Start Trading

7 – The Cuban Affair: A Novel

The Cuban Affair: A Novel

Category: Mystery, Thriller

Nelson DeMille’s new novel The Cuban Affair is a marvel of the genre. It tells a story of a charter boat captain- and U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick who got involved in a dangerous cruise trip to Cuba. He is faced with a difficult decision- either to turn down a job that would bring him millions or walk away from it. It’s all about Cuba, boats, treasure, and adventure.

BUY | $14.77

8 – Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Category: Science

A well-known author of science books, shows and documentaries Neil deGrasse Tyson shares the essentials of understanding the universe. The book is written in an understandable manner so that you can read it while commuting, drinking your morning coffee or making a lunch break. It covers all the important topics- from planets, black holes, quarks and life in the universe. An easy read for a busy day.

BUY | $11.37

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