Books: We’ve got your weekend covered

This week’s book reviews and the Maclean’s Bestsellers list


 

Anonymous portrait of Queen Elizabeth I

BOOK REVIEWS
The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court, by Anna Whitelock. Reviewed by Katie Engelhart.

One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life, by Mitch Horowitz. Reviewed by Peter Shawn Taylor.

The News: A User’s Manual, by Alain de Botton. Reviewed by Andrew Stobo Sniderman

Andrew’s Brain, by E.L. Doctorow. Reviewed by Richard Warnica.

The Dark Box: A Secret History of Confession, by John Cornwell. Reviewed by Julia McKinnell.

 

MACLEAN’S BESTSELLERS
Compiled by Brian Bethune

FICTION Last week(Weeks on list)
1. THE INVENTION OF WINGS, Sue Monk Kidd 2(7)
2. PRIVATE L.A., James Patterson and Mark Sullivan 4(2)
3. THE GOLDFINCH, Donna Tartt 1(16)
4. STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, Anna Quindlen 7(4)
5. CONCEALED IN DEATH, J.D. Robb (1)
6. SYCAMORE ROW, John Grisham 5(17)
7. THE DEAD IN THEIR VAULTED ARCHES, Alan Bradley 3(7)
8. KILLER, Jonathan Kellerman 6(2)
9. ONE MORE THING, B.J. Novak 8(3)
10. THE ORENDA, Joseph Boyden 9(24)

NON-FICTION
1. DAVID AND GOLIATH, Malcolm Gladwell 1(21)
2. AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH, Chris Hadfield 2(17)
3. UNSINKABLE, Silken Laumann 3(6)
4. I AM MALALA, Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb 7(20)
5. THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, Elizabeth Kolbert 5(2)
6. THE NEWS, Alain de Botton (1)
7. ORR, Bobby Orr 10(18)
8. HRC, Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes 6(2)
9. OPERATION PAPERCLIP, Annie Jacobsen 8(2)
10. DUTY, Robert M. Gates 4(6)


 

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