Amazon’s best books of the month for October features Being Mortal by Atul Gawande as their Spotlight pick for the month, and Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl as the Featured Debut. Here are the other picks for month (including another Publishers Lunch Buzz Book you can sample right now, by Marlon James).
The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Hilary Mantel
Nora Webster, Colm Toibin
The Innovators, Walter Isaacson
A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James
The Invisible Front, Yochi Dreazen
Bad Paper, Jake Halpern
The Remedy for Love, Bill Roorbach
Prince Lestat: The Vampire Chronicles, Anne Rice
Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult
Separately, Costco’s Pennie’s Pick for October is Conquistadora, by Esmeralda Santiago. Meanwhile, Stephen King and Anne Rice make the cover of Costco Connection for the month.
Also, we have posted our own, more comprehensive list of prominent forthcoming releases for December 2014, featuring over 40 titles. The December list also introduces a new format for this data. Check out the big November (70+) and October (125+) lists as well.
Finally, two articles offer business book recommendations today. After Bill Gates’s endorsement boosted the reissue of John Brooks’s BUSINESS ADVENTURES, Business Insider has culled “through the last four years of his book criticism to find the ones that he gave glowing reviews and that changed his perspective.”
Separately, CNN lists individual book recommendations from some top tech executives, including an earlier book by Gawande:
The Design of Everyday Things, Don Norman (Marissa Mayer)
The Checklist Manifesto, Atul Gawande (Jack Dorsey)
Conscious Business, Fred Kofman (Sheryl Sandberg)
Competing Against Time, Geroge Stalk and Thomas Hout (Tim Cook)