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Quiet. The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Susan Cain
Unnatural Causes
P.D. James
Lamentation
C.J. Sansom
The Summit: How Triumph Turned to Tragedy on K2's Deadliest
Pemba Gyalje Sherpa, Pat Falvey
The Last Train to Zona Verde: Overland from Cape Town to Angola
Paul Theroux

Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography

Bit of a Blur: The Autobiography - Alex James Got drunk, cheated on my girlfriend, got drunk, got drunk, got drunk, *may possibly have done drugs but won't tell you*, cheated, drunk etc etc. Every 60 pages or so he briefly talks about music and if your lucky he might mention blur, but the drinking and the cheating is the primary focus. Not for me. I was hoping for something about blur.

Dominion

Dominion - C.J. Sansom It's not Sansom's best book, but it's not bad. It's fairly well paced for the most part though it lags a bit in the middle and is probably longer than it needs to be. Despite it being well researched, and its meticulously planned alternate reality, at its core it becomes a run of the mill spy story which is a little disappointing given the richness of the world in which all this takes place.

The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort Diary of a douchebag (racist and homophobic to boot). One of the worst books I have ever read. A terribly written trip into a narcissists head that is about 521 pages too long. One star is way too much for this trash.

The Righteous Men

The Righteous Men - Sam Bourne Absolutely implausible plot backed up by poor writing in places. It had enough to keep me going just to the end out of curiosity but there were times when I was tempted to just Google the ending. Ridiculous riddles and silly predictions were nearly counter-weighted by an interesting look at the Hassidim, a group I was not familiar with. I wouldn't recommend it though.