Happy Monday everybody! It’s June already, can you believe it? Here’s the best and worst of what I have been reading during the last week.
Let’s start with one of the most popular YA of the moment: 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
First published by RazorBill in 2007 this novel just recently became viral thanks to the Netflix adaptation; 13 Reasons Why is a nice story, a bit weak maybe but well written and toxically engaging (even the slowest reader will probably finish it in a day or so) played by highly relatable characters, cool and even quite intriguing.
Jay Asher might not have written a tremendous piece of literature but, sure enough 13 Reasons Why gives enough to think: one for all what’s happening to the youngsters and why so many of them are emotionally fragile?
The Fact Of A Body has been defined as “an intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery“, a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed—but also about the nature of forgiveness.
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich -new voice on the literary scene- shows us how the law is more personal than we would like to believe, and the truth even more complicated than we could ever imagine.
The Fact Of A Body is a gem, a fantastic masterpiece that deserves to be read and shared with readers who appreciate both true crime and fiction genre.
Manchester, May 22. London, June 3. When it comes to terrorism, how much do we know about it? and how prepared are we to stop another attack? The next book I’ve been reading this week combine criminological theory with empirical and ethnographic research to map the pathways of lone-wolf terrorists -theory that is still being snubbed by the scientific community, even though the lethality of the phenomenon has reached an all-time high not only in the United States but in Europe as well.
Professor of crimonology Mark S. Hamm and sociologist Ramón Spaaij believe we are living The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism and the sooner we understand that, the sooner we will be able to stop these alienated individuals and armed warriors capable of committing brutally efficient killings.
The Age of Lone Wolf Terrorism is an outstanding manual for professionals and criminology students, as well as an interesting (and easy to understand) book for everyone.
About a month ago I discovered the immeasurable convenience of audiobooks. Being able to use your hands, exercising or even driving while listening to a book is pretty awesome, and lately I am taking full advantage of that.
This week I got The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard, #1 New York Times bestselling author commonly cited as “the world’s leading high performance coach and one of the most watched, followed and quoted personal development trainers in history“.
The Motivation Manifesto takes the “self-help” genre on a whole new level. Eloquently written, intelligent and ambitious this book is based on the concept that we have to “declare war” on an external enemy, defined as the social oppression of who we are by the mediocre masses, and an internal enemy, the self-oppression caused by our own doubt and fear.
That would be all for “Books of The Week“, as always you are welcome to join me next week for more bookchats. Have a lovely week!
A lil’ sneek peek of what books I am going to read & review next..