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David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell
The Speed of Dark
Elizabeth Moon
Battle Royale
Koushun Takami, Yuji Oniki
Marianne Dreams
Catherine Storr
Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World Through Mindfulness
Jon Kabat-Zinn

Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds

Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds - Stephen Kinzer I learned a lot about the history of Turkey that wasn't covered in European History or other texts. The author has a passion for Turkey and presented well, though with an annoying tendency to talk of what Turkey should do. Either pure history or pure narrative would have worked better for me - I found the mix jarring, and this is most of why a 240 page book took more than a month to finish. Slightly interested in his newest book; may seek out his journalism first.