Promised Land by Barack Obama
The new book by former President Obama tells of the journey from his earliest political aspirations to his presidency, and is an “elegant, thoughtful memoir”, according to the Independent. A Promised Land takes the reader inside the Oval Office and the White House situation room, as well as locations across the globe, from Moscow and Cairo to Beijing. The book delivers “amply” says the Guardian, “providing a granular view from the driving seat of power”, and is an “elegantly written narrative, contemplation and introspection, in which he frequently burrows down into his own motivations”.
The Best of Me by David Sedaris
For the past couple of decades, David Sedaris has more or less created his own genre, with his confessional stories that reveal both the absurdity and the emotion of everyday life. His funniest and most incisive work is now brought together in one volume. “The genius of The Best of Me is that it reveals the growth of a writer, a sense of how his outlook has changed and where he finds humor,” says the New York Times.
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
In the hotly-anticipated sequel to Ready Player One, Wade Watts makes a major discovery. Having won Oasis founder James Halliday’s contest, Watts embarks on a new quest, in search of a mysterious technological advancement hidden within Halliday’s vaults, which will change the world. Fans of Cline’s work – and the Spielberg film adaptation of the first book – will no doubt be hooked.