Ironically, I chose to major in English in college because I loved reading books. It didn’t take me long to realize that, although I read hundreds of literary works each semester, I rarely had time to read books for fun. Now that I’ve graduated, I have the time to read books of my own choosing.
As much as I reveled in Shakespeare’s tragedies and women’s 19th-century literature, I couldn’t be more overjoyed to pick my own books now. The only problem I face is that I don’t really know where to start my search for compelling books. Thankfully, the Amazon Books team curates a selection of their favorite books each month.
Rather than provide the typical selection of 10 books, the Amazon Books team chose 12 of the best books of the month for this September. Editor Erin Kodiceck exclaims, “It’s difficult enough narrowing the number of best books of the month selections to just 10, and occasionally there comes a month when it’s impossible (these are the months we especially love). September offers an embarrassment of riches, and we’re excited to share our top 12 with you.”
Check out this month’s book selection to discover captivating stories from the rise and fall of Uber to the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the ’50s and ’60s and more.
Captions have been provided by Erin Kodicek, editor of books and Kindle at Amazon.
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