A must read books in January

It`s January and the year 2019 has started for real. As a bookworm I was just thinking what books would be worth to read in close future, or better to say this month. I focused on various genres of books and made a little research, I hope you`ll find some ideas also for yourself. There is never enough of good books, enjoy in reading! 🙂

Ottolenghi Simple (Yotam Ottolenghi)

Category: Cookbook.
This book is a New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller. It was also the winner at the National Book Awards in 2018. I can say that it is really amazing new cookbook which we all wish to get.
The Ottolenghi Simple cookbook contains 130 receipts that include all inventive elements and flavor combinations. Under each one there are colorful photographs that will suit every type of cooking you find comfortable. You can focus on getting wonderful food made in under 30 minutes, using just one pot to make a delicious meal or a dish full of flavors which can be prepared ahead and served when you`re ready.
The chef has come up with his own interpretation of word `SIMPLE` as a meaning for cooking: S (short on time; less than 30 minutes), I (10 ingredients or less), M (make ahead), P (pantry), L (lazy), E (easier than you think). It is shown to us that every receipt from the book contains at least one of these words.
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The Silent Patient (Alex Michaelides)

Category: Thriller, Mystery.
The book named The Silent Patient is brand new brilliant psychological thriller with much mystery in it. It is the book soon everyone will talk about. There is also a plan to tape the film of this book`s story, coming from Oscar winning Plan B Productions.
In story there are two main characters, a woman Alicia and Theo, forensic psychotherapist. Alicia writes her diary as a release and to prove her husband Gabriel that everything is all right with her. Things seems pretty normal till one late evening, when she shoots her husband five times and then never speaks another word.
Theo psychotherapist is convinced that he can successfully treat Alicia where all others failed. Obsessed with investigating her crime, he finds out that Alicia`s silence goes far deeper than he first thought… There is also a question that if she speaks again, what kind of truth will she tell.
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Brief Answers to the Big Questions : the final book from Stephen Hawking (Stephen Hawking)

Category: Science.
‘Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up-to-the-minute and – where it matters – witty’ (The Guardian).
The world`s most famous scientist and cosmologist tells us his final thoughts on the universe`s biggest questions in this brilliant written book.
In this book there are exposed some very serious and important questions such as; Is there a God? Can we predict the future? What is inside a black hole? Is time travel possible? There are other questions in a book.
In his extraordinary career, Stephen Hawking expanded our understanding of universe and reveals its biggest mysteries. But even of his theoretical work on imaginary time, black holes or dimensions of space, Hawking believes that science can also be used to fix the problems on our planet. Now when we face potentially catastrophic changes on Earth, he turns his attention to the most urgent issues for humankind.
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I Never Lie (Jodie Sabral)

Category: psychological thriller.
The book I Never Lie is a compelling psychological thriller which will make your nerves on the edge for the whole time of reading.
The main character in the story is Alex South, a high-functioning alcoholic who is teetering on the brink of oblivion. Her career as a television journalist is hanging of a thread since a drunken on-air rant.
Later, a series of murders appear in an area of a few miles in East London where she lives, so she realizes that this is another chance to prove her skill and report the shocking events. She thinks she can control the drinking, but soon realizes that there are a gaping holes in her memory and wakes to find she made things she can’t recall. As the story she is covering starts to creep into her own life, the reader of a book starts to wonder if Alex is a danger only to herself – or to others?
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This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of Junior Doctor (Adam Kay)

Category: Medicine, Doctor / Patient relationship.
`The pain and the funniness somehow add up to something entirely good, entirely noble and entirely lovable.` – Stephen Fry.
In this book we are invited to a life of a junior doctor: 97 hour weeks, life and death decisions, a constant tsunami of bodily fluids and the hospital parking meter earns more than you.
Adam Kay`s book This is Going to Hurt reveals no holds barred account of his time at the NHS front line. He scribbled the book after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends.
This is a horrifying and heartbreaking Doctor`s diary which shows us everything we need to know and even more things we don’t need to know.
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The Bat (Jo Nesbø)

Category: Crime fiction, thriller.
This the first book of the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo. The story involves about Norwegian police officer Harry Hole who is sent to Sidney, Australia to serve as an attache for the Australian police’s investigation into the murder of a young female Norwegian celebrity. Her boyfriend is initially approached as a suspect. There are also some back stories about Harry`s past and culture in Australia.
Hole is assisted by Aboriginal colleague and together they found out that they are dealing with a serial killer who strangles blond women. As the story become more complex Harry struggles to find the killer and becomes more alcoholic. But the hunt for serial killer is on and nothing will stop Harry from finding the truth, even if he is not supposed to get too involved.
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Why We Buy (Paco Underhall)

Category: Market research, social and cultural anthropology.
The author of this book is revolutionary retail guru Paco Underhall. This book is completely revised edition of his classic, witty, best-selling book about our consumer culture which is full of fresh observations and important lessons from the cutting edge of retail such as internet behemoths Amazon or iTunes as well as the globalization of retail in the world`s emerging markets.
The book includes new information about the latest trends in online retail – what they are doing right and what they are doing wrong. It is a guided tour of the most innovative stores, malls, retail environments around the world-almost all of them are springing up in countries where prosperity is new.
The new book Why We Buy is an essential guide which offers advice on how to keep your changing customers and entice new and eager ones.
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The Three Body Problem (Liu Cixin)

Category: Science fiction, novel.
The Three Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning brilliant book from China’s most popular science fiction author.
The story is shows the backdrop of China`s cultural revolution. During that time a girl Ye Wenjie witnesses Red Guards beating her father to death. This event will not have effect for the rest of her life but also the future of mankind.
Four decades later Beijing police ask nanotech engineer Wang Miao to infiltrate a secretive cabal of scientists after a series of unexplained suicides. Wang`s investigation leads him to a mysterious online game and catch him to virtual world ruled by unpredictable interaction of its three suns.
That is The Three Body Problem, it is the key to everything; to the scientists deaths, to a conspiracy span of light-years and to the extinction-level which threats to humanity.
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  1. I’m a huge fan of FOOD! More importantly I love creating 30-minute meals, because sometimes I get stuck with all the kids and need to come up with something fast, and I don’t know what to make them half the time, but since I love flavors and wild combinations, knowing a book exists like this Ottolenghi Simple (Yotam Ottolenghi), makes me excited and eager to rush out to the book store, or buy the book online through your site. Thanks!

    • Great to hear your opinion and also the fact that you found some of those books as good idea 🙂 Thank you for your comment!

  2. Hi Identifying another Book Worm is exciting, I have become intrigued by reading many different books from writers from different origin Your collection recorded here are interesting. 

    Paperback books are sometimes more popular with readers who travelled long distance on public transportation. I take two paperback books with me when moving publicly And of course, eBook has its place in my life.


    • Hi, good to hear your opinion. I hope you found some ideas what to read next time. Thank you for your comment!

  3. Thank you for sharing with us this great review on a must read books in January.I am very scared by this book called the silent patient for sure.

    I will read it for sure because it attracted my attention and I have many questions about what happened to that silent patient.

    I like your recommended books.

    • I`m glad that you like my list of must read books. My favourite from that list is also The Silent Patient! Thank you for your comment.

  4. HI! very good suggestions! I should read at least two or three of them in the next moths! But my first choice is surely the Hawkings’ one! I love to read about how much our mind can imagine and foresee about what we can’t still know o maybe we’ll never know. If this book is something like a last will I think is going to be a very exciting reading. Thanks again!

    • I appreciate that you like my must read books list and it`s great that you find something for you. Thank you for your comment!

  5. These are great books to read this year’s the one book that I love to read more is the Williams Hawkins I would really like to  understand why he thinks their no God and  why He thinks like that in the first place it would be interested  hear what he would say.

  6. Thanks for bringing forth good books to while away the boring time with, I’m a lover of books I read whenever I’m in the bus coming back from work, the book I never lie written in your article caught my attention the moment I saw the preview it sent cold down my spine, this is certainly  the next book I’m going to read 

  7. Well they certainly all seem like interesting enough books to get through, but I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to reading, so I’ll probably go for The Silent Patient as it seems closest to my tastes. 

    You have a link to the book for a paper version – I’m wondering if this comes in paperback and hardback, as I like to collect the books I’ve read (i.e. I like hardback!)?

    • The Silent Patient is a good choice I must read it too! Check it out, there are also harback editions. Enjoy in reading and thank you for your comment.

  8. I will really like to read the book the silent patient. I like thrilling reads especially on my way back from work. The long boring bus journey from work is always brightened by good exciting reads. I like to read paperback editions as I dislike looking at my phone for a long time. Could I get this books in paperback editions especially the silent patient

    • Good choice, the Silent Patient should be really good book, I also need to read it. Thank you for your comment.

  9. This is a great site and as a lover of ebooks I count myself luckier finding it. I have been using lots of blogs to get the ebooks I needed and this blog really caught my interest. I’m bookmarking this for all the ebooks I could get my tablet on through your website. Thanks, keep up the good work. 

    • I really appreciate that you find some good ideas for reading here and that you like mywebsite. Thank you very much for leaving a comment.

  10. Wow!!!. This are great list of books you have mentioned in this article, I have read the first and the second book, and I enjoyed reading both books.. That book titled “I never lie” seems like a good book.. I will definitely lay my hands on it and read it when I am free.. Thanks for sharing this great article, and the books you also shared looks all looks very interesting to read..

    • It is very nice to hear you like this article and that list of books, if you`ll read some of them, enjoy! Thank you for taking your time and leave a comment.

  11. Books have a way of making us grow in mental capacity and also have the ability to connect different generations. To get the year off to a great start, it’s imperative that we set goals and targets for the numbers of books to read over a certain period of time. I’m definitely going to get the book by Stephen Hawking; brief answers to the big questions.

    • Thank you for your opinion and for your comment. The book of Stephen Hawking is a good choice, it`s a book which makes you think about it, again and again.

  12. I will excited each time I come across books like this because they make me feel thrilled and I will certainly feel like to read more. In this case., haha I will not be able to quit reading and happy except if I keep reading. These books works like medicine because psychologically it’s relieving you from worries. 

    • Hey, interesting opinion, glad to hear it. If you find some good ideas what to read, I hope you will enjoy in reading. Thank you for your comment!

  13. Love, love , love absolutely love book reviews. I love to read but I always get stuck in the library trying to make up my mind on what I should or should not buy. All I really need is someone to give me some indication, a little write up, a small review and you just did that! So thank you so much. I love thrillers, at least now I knos which one i need to buy!

    • Hey, it`s nice to hear your opinion and I`m glad if you get some idea what to read from my article. Thank you for your comment!

  14. Oh my goodness, thanks for this compilation, The books I love best in your article are, 1. Brief Answers to the Big Questions 2. “WHY WE BUY” and 3. The Silent Patient.  I’m spoiled for choice, and will I will like to ask, which of these three do you recommend I read first? 

    • It`s very nice to hear that from my article someone gets and idea what to read. My suggestion for the book you should read first is `The Silent Patient` Enjoy in reading and thank you for your comment!

  15. Thanks Luka for sharing these awesome books to read. As an Internet marketer, I’m always intrigued when I come across books and write ups that talk about the art of buying and selling, especially one that discusses how I can improve on my business. The ‘Why We buy’ caught my attention and I will ensure I have a read.

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