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Chaos Monkey is a resiliency tool that helps applications tolerate random instance failures. But in this case, the chaos monkey of Silicon Valley is Antonia Garcia Martinez himself.
Weighing in on everything from startups and credit derivatives to Big Brother and data tracking, social media monetization and digital “privacy,” García Martínez shares his scathing observations and outrageous antics, taking us on a humorous, subversive tour of the fascinatingly insular tech industry. Chaos Monkeys lays bare the hijinks, trade secrets, and power plays of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists, accidental tourists, and money cowboys who are revolutionizing our world. The question is, will we survive?
Chaos Monkeys, Antonio Garcia Martinez
Antonio Garcia Martinez
Chaos Monkeys
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Winter is here!
This book needs little introduction. But even if you've seen the series, isn't it time you read the book that started it all?
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So Catalonia has voted overwhelmingly in favour of independence from Spain. This is no reactionary vote, it’s the result of a deep-rooted political battle that’s been going on for centuries – as this book explains.
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Grab a spoon and tuck into this culinary history of America.
During the Great Depression, as millions of Americans found themselves out of work and undernourished, the government stepped in and home economics was suddenly pushed to the top of the national agenda; a far cry for the excesses of today.
A Square Meal, Andy Coe, Jane Ziegelman
Andy Coe, Jane Ziegelman
A Square Meal
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Do words mean anything when you're in love? Or do they take on different meanings when you're hopelessly in love and committed to another? Does "commitment" mean something else? Will "blemish" take on a new, nuanced meaning?
David Levithan's brutally raw and honest book reads like poetry, every word calculated and meaningful. Through these short entries, he provides an intimate window into the great events and quotidian trifles of being within a couple, giving us an indelible and deeply moving portrait of love in our time.
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Month 2 of 2017 - has it felt any different from 2016? To be honest, even if it does, don't feel bad. Life is life, and you should just live it the way you want to. Who cares tbh?

But IF you do care, and are looking for some motivation to give you that little push, then this book might just be up your alley. Elizabeth Gilbert, the one who brought us Eat Pray Love, is back with Big Magic, and her mantra for living life creatively and without fear definitely is one life motto which resonates. After all, who wants to live life afraid of the next day?
Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic
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If love is in the air for you already, then there's no harm in starting early. Carey Heywood's better is the quintessential feel-good YA lit full of heartbreak, loss, sacrifice, hope, love and young love.
Two young adults are about to embark on a solo trip of their lifetime, but by chance they're stuck together. Can they ride it out? Or will they get over their prejudices and fall in love?
Better, Carey Heywood
Carey Heywood
Better
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One burnt body. One missing boyfriend. One memorable night. Nancy Faraday wakes up on the kitchen floor lying in fluid but is unable to make sense of it.
DI Jackman realises that nothing is quite as it appears and everyone, it seems, has a secret. Can this case be solved, or does someone purposely want him to fail? Jane Isaac's Beneath the Ashes is an excellent piece of detective fiction and is a definite page turner this winter.
Beneath the Ashes, Jane Isaac
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"Two roads diverged in the yellow wood/and sorry I could not take both..." wrote Robert Frost. So when we stand between the "Should" and the "Must", which should we take? “Should” is what we feel we ought to be doing, or what is expected of us. “Must” is the thing we dream of doing, our heart’s desire. And Elle Luna explains how to follow your passion and love while remaining practical. Whether you're a recent graduate, or a budding artist, or wanting to change jobs, or wanting to find more in life, you'll definitely relate.
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This one is for the ladies, for the ones who are inspired by the "New Year, new you" slogan.
The Beauty Mark brings you through every step of Dita’s glamour arsenal, and includes friends—masters in makeup, hair, medicine, and exercise as well as some of the world’s most eccentric beauties—for authoritative advice. This 400-page book is packed with sound nutrition and exercise guidance, skincare and scent insight, as well as accessible techniques for creating bombshell hairstyles and makeup looks.
Your Beauty Mark, Dita Von Teese
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At the beginning of 2016, Bob Dylan was a respected musician. Now at the end of 2016, Bob Dylan is a respected musician with a Nobel prize in tow.
Dylan Goes Electric explores the cultural, political and historical context of the moment Dylan shook off his blues and folk origins to embrace rock, a moment that embodies the transformative decade that was the sixties is a thoughtful, sharp appraisal of the controversial event at Newport and a nuanced, provocative, analysis of why it matters.

And if you ask us: a perfect way to end 2016. Celebrating the achievements of one of the biggest, most influential names in contemporary music history.
Dylan Goes Electric, Elijah Wald
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The end is nigh.... and by end, we mean the end of the year. Have you done your reflections yet? We're all set to face the New Year with renewed energy and ready to leave the old before.
The Happiness Project might just be the thing to help if you're looking to for some change and happiness in your life. This book describes one person’s year-long attempt to discover what leads to true contentment. Drawing at once on cutting-edge science, classical philosophy, and real-world applicability, Rubin has written an engaging, eminently relatable chronicle of transformation.
The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin
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H is for Hawk is a fantastic meld of nature and ambition, or suspense and grit.
As a child Helen Macdonald was determined to become a falconer. She learned the arcane terminology and read all the classic books, including T. H. White's tortured masterpiece,The Goshawk, which describes White's struggle to train a hawk as a spiritual contest. When her father dies and she is knocked sideways by grief, she becomes obsessed with the idea of training her own goshawk.
H Is for Hawk, Helen Macdonald
Helen Macdonald
H Is for Hawk
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In The Body Book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind/body connection.

Grounded in science and informed by real life, The Body Book offers a comprehensive overview of the human body and mind, from the cellular level up. From demystifying and debunking the hype around food groups to explaining the value of vitamins and minerals, readers will discover why it’s so important to embrace the instinct of hunger and to satisfy it with whole, nutrient-dense foods.
The Body Book, Cameron Diaz
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This is Paul Beatty's first book in seven years and boy, is this year's Man Book Prize for Fiction a blast out of the park. To cut the plot summary short, a young, black watermelon grower decides he is fed up with the situation as it is, and wants to champion to reinstate slavery and segregation. Whaaa....t?
Yes, that's exactly the difficult topics Beatty explores in The Sellout. But it's not without his signature incisive wit and careful insight. This novel is sure to blow you away, for its mastery of language and tackling of hard issues.
The Sellout, Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty
The Sellout
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The Looking-Glass Sisters is perhaps one of longing, loneliness, isolation, love, and destruction. Two sisters live in the northern plains of Norway, isolated and disconnected from the world. The older one needs care, the younger one stays. All things considered, is the unconditional love of a sister enough? What if it impedes the other? Gabrielsen writes a touching story about loneliness – both geographical and psychological. Facing the prospect of a life without love, what will they do?
The Looking-Glass Sisters, Gøhril Gabrielsen
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Fresh out of the US Presidential Election, perhaps this book might be a calling for most.
Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff is a rational yet passionate argument that defends the principles upon which America was founded—principles shared by citizens across the political spectrum.
Kibbe offers a surefire plan for reclaiming our inalienable rights and regaining control of our lives, grounded in six simple rules. And you'll be surprised at how easy, straightforward and direct they are.
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Call Mislaid a multi-generational tale of sorts, but it's one, long, confusing tale of family ties formed, broken and mended again. And when two siblings meet after being separated since birth, they set off a series of misunderstandings, which finally culminate in a comedic finale worthy of Shakespeare.
Mislaid, Nell Zink
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It's the 21st Century and there's no doubt that artificial intelligence has permeated every part of our life, from driverless cars to Siri. Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us?
Machines of Loving Grace, John Markoff
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Do you ever really know yourself?
Rebecca Laurelson arrives at her aunt’s house on the Indian Ocean and is taken into the heart of a family she has never met before. It’s a world of all-night beach parties and constant cocktail receptions, and within its languorous embrace her attraction for her much younger cousin grows. But beneath the glittery surface lies turmoil and terrorist threats. Will she be able to save her newfound family from the violence that encroaches on their seductive lives?

The Dhow House is an intense read that will force you to make realise that the past, present and future can collide in one single instance. And this emotional, sobering read is simply irresistible.
The Dhow House, Jean McNeil
Jean McNeil
The Dhow House
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Here's one of the fastest rising businesses in the US - the business of poverty. Preying on the poorest of the poor and those living on the paychecks from month to month, Rivlin spends his years researching the business of pawnshops and cash converters. He reveals their dark underbelly: punishing rates of interest and customer service reps explicitly trained to mislead customers who appear gullible, and delves into the effect of financial deregulation on fringe financing, predatory subprime lending.
Broke, USA, Gary Rivlin
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