Books

The 5 Books Everybody Is Talking About This Month

A juicy new biography of Prince Charles, a hilarious look at start-up culture, and more.
Comments

1. The Impressive Debut


The addictive and witty Startup keenly captures a world that so few of us truly comprehend despite the fact that its creations have come to dominate our lives. No absurd detail of tech startup culture goes unnoticed. Some people are calling Startup a satire, but you get the feeling that there’s very little air between Doree Shafrir’s alternately hilarious and unsettling novel and reality.

2. The Guilty Pleasure


While we’re all busy waiting for the next season of The Crown to premiere, the latest from biographer Sally Bedell Smith (she of Elizabeth the Queen) should help pass the time. Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life is the first major biography of Prince Charles in more than two decades, and delves into the life of the heir to Britain’s throne through revealing interviews with palace officials, former girlfriends, and even spiritual gurus.

3. The Big-Deal Novel


The latest from Searching for Grace Kelly author (and former T&C editor) Michael Callahan, The Night She Won Miss America follows a reluctant beauty queen as she falls in love with her pageant escort and finds herself on the run from ho-hum Delaware to Manhattan, Newport, and beyond. Expect glamour, grit, and some truly unpredictable twists and turns.

4. The Coffee Table Stunner


Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock and Roll will be released this month to accompany the anticipated exhibition of the same name at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. Come for Haight-Ashbury inspiration in the form of vintage concert posters, 1960s fashion, throwback photos, essays and more.

5. The Classic


1984 is having a moment. The George Orwell book (originally published in 1949) has seen record sales in recent months and a stage version of the tale of government surveillance, which was recently a hit in London, will soon land on Broadway. It’s no wonder then that the book is getting a new release with an, ahem, eye-catching new cover.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Comments
View More Articles About:
About The Author
Adam Rathe
View Other Articles From Adam Rathe
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
Once upon a time when couture was standard, these fashion masters were the ones trusted by Manila's elite.
 
Share
Seven notorious con men (and women) who were caught in the act.
 
Share
An elite group of artists are growing in influence and reach. Here's the key to cracking their codes.
 
Share
Let these broad strokes be your quick-test when governing the sometimes ungovernable.
 
Share
“Your age is less chronological and more attitudinal," she says.
 
Share
It will be the first lunar mission taken by humans since NASA sent Apollo 17 there in 1972.
 
Share
In the 1930s, its factory caught fire, which burnt down everything but aluminum.
 
Share
With Basquiats, Modiglianis, and Picassos going for upwards of $100 million, the stakes have never been higher.
 
Share
How one woman is taking on an rampant problem of counterfeit wines.
 
Share
"My character wasn’t written to be Filipino-American, they actually changed her to give me this role," says Danielle Lyn.
 
Share
Chris Do, along with other expert creatives, will take part in CITEM’s CREATE Philippines.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US