日期:2016-03-02 Philip Marlowe series by Raymond Chandler These top four Marlowe novels are what launched Raymond Chandler into the big leagues of hardboiled detective fiction: The Big Sleep, The High Window, Farewell My Lovely, and the Lady in the Lake. Anyone wan... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-03-02 Jack Kerouac, On the Road Published in 1957, Kerouac's masterpiece captured the voice of America's 'Beat Generation', an iconoclastic group of writers that sprung up in the post-war US as a reaction against mainstream social values:materialism, capi... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-03-02 The Aeneid by Virgil Mark first read the Aeneid while he was studying Latin in high school, and he recounted the story of Aeneas's quest and his desire to build a city that, he said, quoting the text in English, knows no boundaries in time and great... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-03-02 Define Your Purpose for Reading Before you start reading, ask yourself why are you reading this book. Most people read for two main reasons - pleasure or knowledge. Being specific and clear about your reading purpose not only helps you to eliminate... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-03-02 Couldn't put it down. Literally. I neglected other duties for 36 hours. Excellent continuation of the story. Again, fascinating view of drivers of species survival seen through a different cultural lens, somewhat alien to my Western background. I di... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-03-02 Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Song of Solomon ends up on many to-read book lists because of the author's 1993 Nobel Prize for literature, and because the book itself won the prestigious National Book Critics Fiction award in 1977. Somewhat like t... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-03-02 Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray, 1848) This novel features probably the greatest anti-heroine in English literature, Becky Sharp, and a plot that revolves around class, social climbing and a financial crisis that will seem eerily familiar t... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-03-02 The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins tops Amazon's list of best-selling books of 2015.Hawkins' debut thriller was also the best-selling Kindle book and the most wished for book on the site. E.L.James Grey E.L... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-03-02 Everyone Poops Author Taro Gomi illustrates how all animals and humans need to have a number two. Which, as an adult, is important and helpful to remember the next time you are in a tense and scary situation at work. All my friends are dead If you'r... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-03-02 The Road to Character , by David Brooks The insightful New York Times columnist examines the contrasting values that motivate all of us. He argues that American society does a good job of cultivating the rsum virtues (the traits that lead to externa... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything by Guy Kawasaki Silicon Valley's top business and marketing guru provides practical step-by-step advice for founding and growing a successful tech startup.... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance The most innovative and intriguing entrepreneur of our time is ushering in a future that's as unexpected and disruptive as the erstwhile future that the PC and then the i... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 Honeydew by Edith Pearlman Pearlman writes quiet stories about the blips of tumult . She's been writing short stories -- and only short stories -- for decades, chronicling the lives of earnest blue collar workers and whimsical academics. Most of the... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 The English: A Portrait of a People ,By Jeremy Paxman In The English, the famously no-nonsense journalist and broadcaster Jeremy Paxman assesses what it means to be English today - specifically English, that is, not Welsh, Scottish, or Irish. In thi... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 10. Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray, 1848) This novel features probably the greatest anti-heroine in English literature, Becky Sharp, and a plot that revolves around class, social climbing and a financial crisis that will seem eerily famili... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It BY MARC GOODMAN Welcome to the brave new world of criminal technology, where robbers have been replaced by hackers and victims include all of us on the Web.... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 Between the World and Me BY TA-NEHISI COATES It is a riveting meditation on the state of race in America that has arrived at a tumultuous moment in America's history of racial strife. What it does better than any other recent book is relentlessly dr... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 A Brief History of Seven Killings Marlon James A failed assassination of Bob Marley becomes a prism through which to see Jamaica's history from the early 1970s to the early 1990s. Violent, lurid, scabrous, hilarious and beautiful, this novel teems w... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner A scientific analysis of the ancient art of divination which shows that forecasting is a talent; luckily it can be learned. You need a healthy appetite for informatio... 阅读全文>>

日期:2016-02-15 The Public Wealth of Nations: How Management of Public Assets Can Boost or Bust Economic Growth Dag Detter and Stefan Flster Governments have trillions of dollars in assets, from companies to forests, but they are often poorly managed. Two investmen... 阅读全文>>

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