2016 is nearing its end, which means it's time to reflect on the year. One fun, positive way to do this — because lord knows 2016 was a disaster — is to raise up and honor some of the best books this year has had to offer. Spanning genres, the…. Spanning genres, the Goodreads Choice Awards 2016 gives the power to the people to decide what books were the best of the best. The categories for the awards are: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Horror, Humor, Nonfiction, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Science & Technology, Food & Cookbooks, Graphic Novels & Comics, Poetry, Debut Goodreads Author, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Middle Grade & Children's, and Picture Books. I know! That's a lot!
Goodreads announced “Best Books of 2016” based on user choice. Here are is the genre wise collection . (Except for the Picture Books, Poetry, Food and Cookbooks) Contains: Debut Goodreads Author Fantasy Fiction Historical Fiction History & Biography Horror Humor Memoires MIDDLE GRADE & CHILDREN’S Mystery & Thriller Non-Ficton Romance Science and Technology Sci-Fi YA Fantasy YA fiction Â
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.
The play will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted.
As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.
As you all have no doubt noticed over the years, I love highlighting the best science books every year via the various end of year lists that newspapers, web sites, etc. publish. I've done it so far in , , , , , , and . And here we are in ! As in previous years, my definition of "science books" is pretty inclusive, including books on technology, engineering, nature, the environment, science policy, public health, history & philosophy of science, geek culture and whatever else seems to be relevant in my opinion.
Today's list is , , , . • The Geek Feminist Revolution by Kameron Hurley • When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi • Lab Girl by Hope Jahren • Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars by Nathalia Holt • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly • Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
by Frans de Waal • The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee • Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach • The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman • The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll • Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets by Luke Dittrich • Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To by Dean Burnett • Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon's Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart by James R.
Doty • In a Different Key: The Story of Autism by John Donvan, Caren Zucker • Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness by Nathanael Johnson • On Trails: An Exploration by Robert Moor • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions by Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths • Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant • I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life by Ed Yong • The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly • Time Travel: A History by James Gleick • Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neil • Baby Birds: An Artist Looks into the Nest by Julie Zickefoose • Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal And check out my previous 2016 lists !
You can also check out my appearances on the Gifts for Nerds podcasts for the last few years: , , . Many of the lists I use are sourced via the . (Astute readers will notice that I kind of petered out on this project a couple of years ago and never got around to the end of year summary since then. Before loosing steam, I ended up featuring dozens and dozens of lists, virtually every list I could find that had science books on it.
While it was kind of cool to be so comprehensive, not to mention that it gave the summary posts a certain statistical weight, it was also way more work than I had really envisioned way back in 2008 or so when I started doing this.
As a result, I'm only going to highlight particularly large or noteworthy lists this year and forgo any kind of end of year summary. Basically, all the fun but not so much of the drudgery.) Science 2.0 is where scientists are the journalists. We are a science education nonprofit operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Please make a tax-deductible donation if you value independent science communication, collaboration, participation, and support open access.
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