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Top Ten Books This Week - May 23, 2016
Top fiction and non-fiction works of this week | By Yentha
On May 23, 2016

 

Fiction
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1.Khyrunnisa A : The Misadventures of Butterfingers :Rs 250.00

Fun-and-disaster alert Butterfingers is here again! Amar Kishen is not called Butterfingers for nothing. Wherever he goes, disaster hurtles along and this time is no different. You've seen him set fire to his hair, head-butt a teacher, score an own goal, send his chicken-curry-soaked bat flying. Can things get any crazier? With Amar, they can! Now watch him tackle ghosts, pounce on his principal, knock a thief unconscious, stop time and get his life chased out of him by a nasty Doberman. Join Amar on his adventures as he whips up a tornado of trouble!

2.Simon Choa-Johnston :The House of Wives :Rs 499.00

Calcutta 1841. Emanuel an ambitious Jewish merchant wants to make his fortune by trading opium with China. Over the ensuing decades Emanuel's success will be determined by two remarkable women Semah his dutiful first wife in Calcutta whose dowry funds the mercenary expedition to Hong Kong and Pearl the beautiful Chinese girl whom he falls in love with. Despite the open hostility between the two women Emanuel insists that they must all live together in his Hong Kong mansion that locals call the House of Wives. Brimming with intrigue and adventure and written with astounding flair 'The House of Wives' is a dramatic and poignant tale of love ambition friendship and family inspired by the true story of the author's great-grandfather.

3.Karan Mahajan :The Association of Small Bombs : Rs 499.00

When brothers Tushar and Nakul Khurana, two Delhi schoolboys, pick up their family's television set from a repair shop with their friend Mansoor Ahmed one day in 1996, disaster strikes without warning. A bomb - one of the many 'small' ones that go off seemingly unheralded across the world - detonates in the Delhi marketplace, instantly claiming the lives of the Khurana boys. Mansoor survives, bearing the physical and psychological effects of the bomb. Karan Mahajan writes brilliantly about the effects of terrorism on victims and perpetrators, proving himself to be one of the most provocative and dynamic novelists of his generation.

4.Kiera Cass :Happily Ever After :Rs 350.00

A companion volume to the bestselling The Selection series – extra stories and never-before-seen extras. Fans should prepare to swoon! The achingly romantic and stylish four The Selection enovellas – The Prince, The Guard, The Queen and The Favorite – together in one irresistible volume. Plus exclusive extra content – Art for each of the novellas, a new intro for each of the novellas and 3 brand new scenes from each of the first 3 novels.

5.Susie Steiner :Missing Presumed :Rs 899.00

Mid-December, and Cambridgeshire is blanketed with snow. Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw tries to sleep after yet another soul-destroying Internet date – the low murmuring of her police radio her only solace. Over the airwaves come reports of a missing woman – door ajar, keys and phone left behind, a spatter of blood on the kitchen floor. Manon knows the first 72 hours are critical: you find her, or you look for a body. And as soon as she sees a picture of Edith Hind, a Cambridge post-graduate from a well-connected family, she knows this case will be big. Is Edith alive or dead? Was her ‘complex love life’ at the heart of her disappearance, as a senior officer tells the increasingly hungry press?


Non Fiction
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1.Arianna Huffington :The Sleep Revolution :Transforming Your Life , One Night at a Time :Rs 599.00

We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis, and this has profound consequences – on our health, our job performance, our relationships and our happiness. In this book, Arianna boldly asserts that what is needed is nothing short of a sleep revolution. Only by renewing our relationship with sleep can we take back control of our lives. Arianna shows how our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted not only compromises our health and our decision-making but also undermines our work lives, our personal lives and even our sex lives. She explores all the latest science on what exactly is going on while we sleep and dream. She takes on the dangerous sleeping pill industry and confronts all the ways our addiction to technology disrupts our sleep. The Sleep Revolution both sounds the alarm on our worldwide sleep crisis and provides a detailed road map to the great sleep awakening that can help transform our lives, our communities and our world.

 2.Gary Vaynerchuk : Askgaryvee :One Entrepreneurs Take On Leadership Social Media and Self Awarness :Rs 999.00


The New York Times bestselling author draws from his popular show #AskGaryVee to offer surprising, often outrageous, and imminently useful and honest answers to everything you’ve ever wanted to know—and more—about navigating the new world. Gary Vaynerchuk—the inspiring and unconventional entrepreneur who introduced us to the concept of crush it—knows how to get things done, have fun, and be massively successful. A marketing and business genius, Gary had the foresight to go beyond traditional methods and use social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to reach an untapped audience that continues to grow.#AskGaryVee showcases the most useful and interesting questions Gary has addressed on his popular show. Whether you’re planning to start your own company, working in digital media, or have landed your first job in a traditional company, #AskGaryVee is your essential guide to making things happen in a big way.

3.Richard Koch :Simplify :How the Best Business in the World Succeed  :Rs 499.00

For the past 40 years Richard Koch has wanted to uncover the simple, elemental, elegant and parsimonious principles that are needed to create great new businesses. To qualify, a principle must be so overwhelmingly powerful that anyone can reliably use it towards extraordinary results. Is there any principle that can tell you how to do that consistently and with a high chance of success? Working with venture capitalist Greg Lockwood, his co-author on Superconnect and supported by research from the elite firm of OC & C Strategy Consultants, Koch has the answer.  With case studies of famous companies in all different industries from finance to fast food, the authors show how anyone can analyse their business's potential to become a simplifier and which route they should take to maximise the impact.

4.Anders Ericsson :Peak :Secrets from the New Science of Expertise :Rs 699.00

Mozart wasn’t born with perfect pitch. Most athletes are not born with any natural advantage. Three world-class chess players were sisters, whose success was planned by their parents before they were even born. Anders Ericsson has spent thirty years studying The Special Ones, the geniuses, sports stars and musical prodigies. And his remarkable finding, revealed in Peak, is that their special abilities are acquired through training. The innate ‘gift’ of talent is a myth. Exceptional individuals are born with just one unique ability, shared by us all – the ability to develop our brains and bodies through our own efforts. Anders Ericsson’s research was the inspiration for the popular ‘10,000-hour rule’ but, he tells us, this rule is only the beginning of the story. It’s not just the hours that are important but how you use them. We all have the seeds of excellence within us – it’s merely a question of how to make them grow. With a bit of guidance, you’ll be amazed at what the average person can achieve. The astonishing stories in Peak prove that potential is what you make it.

5.Ben Reason :Service Design for Business :A Practical Guide to Optimizing the Customer Experience :Rs 399.00

Service design offers a tangible and effective approach for organizations to employ to better respond to the needs and demands of their customers. The Art of Services Design shows how organizations can employ the creativity of a design approach and connect it to the real issues and needs of people in organizations who need tools to move their businesses forward. This highly visual book is a practical guide on how to respond to the customer experience challenge, by connecting the market factors to the organizational challenge through the lens of the customer.

 
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