Best of 2015

250 most often linked books on Reddit for year 2015. Most popular books range from history books, comics or audio-books. See more detailed info by clicking on a book thumbnail.

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  • booksreddit.com:The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society

    The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600

    7475

    Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notations, and perspective painting. More people in Western Europe thought quantitatively in the sixteenth century than in any other part of the world, enabling them to become the world’s leaders. With amusing detail and historical anecdote, Alfred Crosby discusses the shift from qualitative to quantitative perception that…


  • booksreddit.com:Forgiveness

    Forgiveness

    4550

    When the Second World War broke out, Ralph MacLean traded his quiet yet troubled life on the Magdalen Islands in eastern Canada for the ravages of war overseas. On the other side of the country, Mitsue Sakamoto and her family felt their pleasant life in Vancouver starting to fade away after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.Ralph found himself one of the many Canadians captured by the Japanese in December 1941. He would live out his war in a prison camp, enduring beatings, starvation, elect…


  • booksreddit.com:You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up

    You Look Like That Girl: A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up

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    At the age of twenty-two, Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: she was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than forty movies and TV shows to her name, she had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, she walked the red carpet and lived in the house she bought when she was fifteen. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness.Lisa had been working since the age of four, after a man approached her parents at a farmer’s market and asked her to au…


  • booksreddit.com:Our Kind: Who We Are

    Our Kind: Who We Are, Where We Came From, Where We Are Going

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    Writing with the same wit, humor, and style of his earlier bestsellers, noted anthropologist Marvin Harris traces our roots and views our destiny.


  • booksreddit.com:The Undead King

    The Undead King

    4276

  • booksreddit.com:Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set (D&D Boxed Game)

    Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set: Fantasy Roleplaying Game Starter Set (D&D Boxed Game)

    3988

    Explore subterranean labyrinths! Plunder hoards of treasure! Battle legendary monsters! The Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set is your gateway to action-packed stories of the imagination. This box contains the essential rules of the game plus everything you need to play heroic characters on perilous adventures in worlds of fantasy. Ideal for a group of 4 – 6, the Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set includes a 64-page adventure book with everything the Dungeon Master needs to get started, a 32-page rul…


  • booksreddit.com:The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

    The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence

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    True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference.A date won’t take “no” for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts.In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation’s leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to…


  • booksreddit.com:Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life

    Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life

    3492

    ***A NEW YORK TIMES BESTELLER*** An essential exploration of why and how women’s sexuality works—based on groundbreaking research and brain science—that will radically transform your sex life into one filled with confidence and joy.Researchers have spent the last decade trying to develop a “pink pill” for women to function like Viagra does for men. So where is it? Well, for reasons this book makes crystal clear, that pill will never be the answer—but as a result of the research that’s gone in…


  • booksreddit.com:Guided Destiny

    Guided Destiny

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    I began writing Guided Destiny as a form of therapy to help me to cope with the loss of my son. I wanted to remember every aspect of his remarkable life and the journey he took us on. Never before had I met someone so astonishing. To be his parent was a true honor. The first days of writing were filled with tears. Then as the days progressed I felt as if we were reliving his life together. What I did not expect to happen were the words that appeared on the paper. Words, that were not mine, wo…


  • booksreddit.com:Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake

    Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake

    2871

    Frank W. Abagnale, alias Frank Williams, Robert Conrad, Frank Adams, and Robert Monjo, was one of the most daring con men, forgers, imposters, and escape artists in history.  In his brief but notorious criminal career, Abagnale donned a pilot’s uniform and copiloted a Pan Am jet, masqueraded as the supervising resident of a hospital, practiced law without a license, passed himself off as a college sociology professor, and cashed over $2.5 million in forged checks, all before he was twenty-one…


  • booksreddit.com:Darknet: A Beginner's Guide to Staying Anonymous Online

    Darknet: A Beginner’s Guide to Staying Anonymous Online

    2731

    Want to surf the web anonymously? This book is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to cloak their online activities. Whether you’re on Usenet, Facebook, P2P, or browsing the web with standard browsers like Opera, Firefox and Internet Explorer, I will show you how to become a ghost on the internet, leaving no tracks back to your isp, or anyone else. This book covers every facet of encrypting your private data, securing your pc, masking your online footsteps, and gives you peace of mind with…


  • booksreddit.com:Women & Jewish Law

    Women & Jewish Law

    2673

    This book provides a review of women in classical Jewish sources including the Talmud and other Halakhic sources.


  • booksreddit.com:Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

    Heavenly Bodies: Cult Treasures and Spectacular Saints from the Catacombs

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    An intriguing visual history of the veneration in European churches and monasteries of bejeweled and decorated skeletons Death has never looked so beautiful. The fully articulated skeleton of a female saint, dressed in an intricate costume of silk brocade and gold lace, withered fingers glittering with colorful rubies, emeralds, and pearls―this is only one of the specially photographed relics featured in Heavenly Bodies.In 1578 news came of the discovery in Rome of a labyrinth of underground …


  • booksreddit.com:Dangerous Women

    Dangerous Women

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    All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors’ bestselling continuities-including a new “Outlander” story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden’s world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries bef…


  • booksreddit.com:Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above

    Stalin in Power: The Revolution from Above, 1928-1941

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    This book forms the second volume of Tucker’s biography of Stalin, the first volume of which, “Stalin as Revolutionary”, was recently reissued by Norton in the United Kingdom. Robert Tucker shows that Stalin was a Bolshevik of the radical right whose revolution cast the country deep into its imperial, autocratic past. In 1929 Stalin plunged Soviet Russia into a coercive “revolution from above”, a decade long effort to amass military-industrial power for a new war. He forced 25 million peasant…


  • booksreddit.com:Maybe Yes

    Maybe Yes, Maybe No

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    In today’s media-flooded world, there is no way to control all of the information, claims, and enticements that reach young people. The best thing to do is arm them with the sword of critical thinking.Maybe Yes, Maybe No is a charming introduction to self-confidence and self-reliance. The book’s ten-year-old heroine, Andrea, is always asking questions because she knows “you should prove the truth of a strange story before you believe it.””Check it out. Repeat the experiment. Try to prove it w…


  • booksreddit.com:Forging Divinity (The War of Broken Mirrors Book 1)

    Forging Divinity (The War of Broken Mirrors Book 1)

    2040

    Some say that in the city of Orlyn, godhood is on sale to the highest bidder. Thousands flock to the city each year, hoping for a chance at immortality.Lydia Hastings is a knowledge sorcerer, capable of extracting information from anything she touches. When she travels to Orlyn to validate the claims of the local faith, she discovers a conspiracy that could lead to a war between the world’s three greatest powers. At the focal point is a prisoner who bears a striking resemblance to the long-mi…


  • booksreddit.com:Pointing: Where Language

    Pointing: Where Language, Culture, and Cognition Meet

    1992

    Pointing has captured the interest of scholars from various fields who study communication. However, ideas and findings have been scattered across diverse publications in different disciplines, and opportunities for interdisciplinary exchange have been very limited. The editor’s aim is to provide an arena for such exchange by bringing together papers on pointing gestures from disciplines, such as developmental psychology, psycholinguistics, sign-language linguistics, linguistic anthropology, …


  • booksreddit.com:What Went Wrong With Mrs Milliard's Mech?: An Inspector Ambrose Story. (Inspector Ambrose Mysteri...

    What Went Wrong With Mrs Milliard’s Mech?: An Inspector Ambrose Story. (Inspector Ambrose Mysteri…

    1915

    If you’re a fan of detective stories, look no further! I H Laking’s debut novella will wrap you up in the new world of the Empire.Mrs Milliard is on the verge of financial ruin. With a business deal about to expire unless her mechanical baker remembers his secret recipe, Mrs Milliard turns to Inspector Ambrose for help. But as Ambrose soon discovers, no one in Mrs Milliard’s neighbourhood is ready to talk.Will Inspector Ambrose uncover the truth before Mrs Milliard’s midnight deadline? Can he…


  • booksreddit.com:Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

    Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data

    1828

    “Brilliant, funny . . . the best math teacher you never had.”―San Francisco Chronicle Once considered tedious, the field of statistics is rapidly evolving into a discipline Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has actually called “sexy.” From batting averages and political polls to game shows and medical research, the real-world application of statistics continues to grow by leaps and bounds. How can we catch schools that cheat on standardized tests? How does Netflix know which movies you’l…