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January Mystery Booxies picks are:
Non- Fiction/ Memoir book of the Month
In "Bad Blood," award-winning journalist John Carreyrou dissects the dramatic rise and fall of Theranos, a Silicon Valley biotech startup once valued at $9 billion. Led by the charismatic yet enigmatic Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos promised to revolutionize healthcare with finger-prick blood tests, but cracks in the façade began to show. Carreyrou's gripping narrative, a blend of investigative journalism and financial thriller, exposes the intricate web of deception, ambition, and hubris that ultimately brought Theranos crashing down, highlighting the dark side of Silicon Valley's culture of blind optimism.
YA book of the Month
In Ali Hazelwood's "Check & Mate," sparks fly on the chessboard and off as Mallory Greenleaf, a burned-out prodigy, reluctantly faces off against Nolan Sawyer, the notorious "Kingkiller" and reigning world champion. Despite past trauma pushing her away from the game, Mallory finds herself thrust back into the competitive world to support her family. Her unexpected victory over Nolan sets the stage for a whirlwind rivalry, complete with fake dating shenanigans and sizzling tension. As Mallory navigates the pressures of high-stakes tournaments and her growing feelings for Nolan, she must confront her past and rediscover the joy of the game she once loved. "Check & Mate" is a charming enemies-to-lovers tale that offers a witty blend of chess strategy, heartwarming family dynamics, and a swoon-worthy romance, proving that sometimes the most powerful moves are made off the board.
Fiction book of the Month
In Naomi Alderman's "The Future," the world teeters on the edge of climate catastrophe, controlled by tech giants who exploit predictive analysis for their own gain. Enter a ragtag team of misfits: a cult escapee, a non-binary hacker, a disillusioned Silicon Valley visionary, and a concerned wife fighting her CEO husband's schemes. Their daring plan? A high-stakes heist to steal the tech titans' algorithm, the key to predicting and manipulating the future. But can they outsmart the all-seeing AI systems and save the world from its own self-destruction, or will their heist spark the very apocalypse they aim to prevent? This fast-paced thriller tackles weighty themes of technological ethics, environmental collapse, and the fight for a just future in a world where tomorrow hangs precariously in the balance.
Crime/ Thriller Book of the Month:
If you are a fan of The Silent Patient or Gone Girl, then this book is for you!
One dark evening on New York City’s Upper West Side, two strangers meet by chance. Over drinks, Amanda and Wendy realize they have much in common, especially loneliness and an intense desire for revenge against the men who destroyed their families. As they talk into the night, they come up with the perfect if you kill for me, I’ll kill for you.
In another part of the city, Ruth is home alone when the beautiful brownstone she shares with her husband, Scott, is invaded. She’s attacked by a man with piercing blue eyes, who disappears into the night. Will she ever be able to feel safe again while the blue-eyed stranger is out there?
Romance book of the month
Gabriel is a global tennis superstar and heart-throb. As he eyes his first Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, the pressure is getting to him. After an intense practice session, Gabriel finds refuge in a bar, where he meets Noah.
Oblivious to sports, Noah doesn't recognise Gabriel, but there is an instant connection. The more time they spend together in the blazing heat of a Melbourne summer, the more their feelings and attraction grow.
Both Gabriel and Noah have their reasons for wanting to keep their romance private. With the stakes so high, will they be willing to risk everything for love all?
Serving up a swoonworthy romance full of twists and turns, Love and Other Scores is a bright and entertaining story from a new Australian voice.
The perfect book to enjoy while the Tennis Australian Open is on!
Products of The Month
This month, we chose something to cool you off in the summer heat while you enjoy your reading.
Alcohol Option: We chose for you Rare Dry Gin & Tonic from our friends at Four Pillars and roasted nuts from Nuts about Nuts.
and of course, every Mystery Booxies comes with 2x tea pyramids from Teadrop and a sparkling water from Calm & Stormy.
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