The Buzziest Books of December

28 Dec 2016

December has been a really exciting month for new releases and there were so many reads that deserve your attention. Before the New Year begins make sure you grab these exciting and buzzy books everyone is talking about, so you can spend the rest of 2016 and usher in 2017, with some great books!

The Buzziest Books of December


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The Undoing Project

Michael Lewis

Release Date: December 6, 2016

Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of studies breaking our assumptions about the decision-making process. Their findings showed the ways the human mind reacted and made judgments in uncertain situations. This work created the field of behavioral economics, revolutionized big data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine and led to a new approach to government regulation. The Undoing Project follows these two fascinating individuals and the relationship they formed as well as their groundbreaking discoveries.

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Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance

Mark Greaney

Release Date: December 6, 2016

After months at sea, U.S. Navy Commander Scott Hagan is on leave when he is attacked by an armed man in a crowded restaurant. Despite being severely wounded, he manages to fight the attacker and discovers he is a Russian whose brother was killed when his submarine was destroyed by Hagan’s ship. He demands to know how the would-be assassin knew his location, but he dies before he can say more. This is just the start of a series of deadly events over the globe. It is clear there has been a massive information breach that sets a clock ticking that only one man can stop…President Jack Ryan.

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Blood Vow

J.R. Ward

Release Date: December 6, 2016

The Black Dagger Brotherhood continues to train the best of the best to join them in their fight against the Lessening Society. One of the new recruits Axe turns out to be a cunning fighter but also a loner due to a personal tragedy. When an opportunity to be the bodyguard for an aristocratic female presents itself, Axe takes on the role. But he wasn’t prepared for the animal attraction that flares between him and the one he is sworn to protect. Elise’s recently lost her first cousin to a grisly murder and Axe might just be the distraction she needs. As they delve deeper into his death, their physical connection grows into much more. Will Axe’s secrets and tortured conscience tear them apart?

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Island of Glass

Nora Roberts

Release Date: December 6, 2016

The final book in The Guardians Trilogy sees the hunt for the Star of Ice leading the six guardians to Ireland, where Doyle the immortal must face his tragic past. He closed off his heart three centuries ago but his warrior spirit is still drawn to the wild. This is something Riley is very familiar with, as is the wolf within her. Riley the archaeologist is no stranger to the coast of Clare, but she faces uncertainty when a dark goddess targets her. While searching through Irish history for clues to lead them to the final star and Island of Glass, Riley discovers that her attraction to Doyle is more than a fling. This love will help give her the strength to continue and save them all.

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Rogue One

Alexander Freed

Release Date: December 20, 2016

The shadow of the Empire looms over the galaxy and deeply troubling rumors emerge. There is a sinister Imperial plot to bring down entire worlds. Deep in Empire-dominated space, a destructive weapon is nearing completion that may be too big a threat to overcome. The only hope to stop it is an unlikely band of allies: Jyn Erso, a resourceful young woman seeking vengeance; Cassian Andor, a rebel commander; Bodhi Rook, a defector from the Empire; Chirrut Îmwe, a blind holy man and his companion, Baze Malbus; and K-2SO, the imperial droid that turned against its former masters.

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Melt

Helen Hardt

Release Date: December 20, 2016

As the oldest in the family, Jonah Steel was in charge of protecting his siblings. He failed in the worst way. Dr. Melanie Carmichael also has baggage. The renowned therapist was able to help Jonah’s brother but still struggles with feelings of inadequacy. However, when the oldest Steel needs solace, she can’t turn her back. Melanie and Jonah attempt to work through their issues together but at the same time are desperate to ignore the desire brewing between them.

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Talking as Fast as I Can

Lauren Graham

Release Date: November 29, 2016

Just in time for the return of our favorite fast-talking Gilmore Girls to our tv screens (or computer screens), Lauren Graham has produced this light-hearted collection of personal essays. Lauren infuses her effortless comedy into her recollections and fully explains what it was like to return to being Lorelei Gilmore after all this time. Including excerpts from the diaries she kept while filming Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book feels like catching up with your best friend after a time apart.

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Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

Anne Rice

Release Date: November 29, 2016

The vampire Lestat de Lioncourt is known for being a hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force and irrepressible spirit. He is battling a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat’s undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable Universe. Previously considered benign for thousands of years, this hypnotic tale of a great sea power of ancient times, a mysterious heaven on earth situated on a boundless continent and how this force came to build and rule the legendary empire.

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The Whole Town’s Talking

Fannie Flagg

Release Date: November 29, 2016

A small town like any other, Elmwood Springs, Missouri, has something strange happening in its cemetery. Still Meadows is anything but still. The Whole Town’s Talking tells the story of Lordor Nordstrom, his Swedish mail-order bride, Katrina, and their neighbors and descendants as they live, love, die, and carry on in mysterious and surprising ways. Nordstrom created not only a lively town and prosperous legacy for himself but also a beautiful final resting place for the town. However, odd things start to happen that get everyone talking.

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When All The Girls Have Gone

Jayne Ann Krentz

Release Date: November 29, 2016

Charlotte Sawyer’s step-sister, Jocelyn, has gone missing. This isn’t the first time her beautiful, brilliant, and reckless sibling has disappeared, but it’s never been like this before. Teaming up with struggling PI Max Cutler, they both desperately search for clues to her whereabouts. When the investigation leads to a group of Jocelyn’s closest friends, the answers they find are chilling.

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