Moriarty and 10 December releases everyone will be reading

Dec 5, 2014 at 6:12 p.m. ET

Amazon Books’ editorial team has curated an amazing list of must-read books this month. We asked Amazon Books Editorial Director Sara Nelson to give us the synopsis of each book — in 140 characters or less.

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz

An Arthur Conan Doyle estate-endorsed sequel to the story of Sherlock Holmes and his evil nemesis, Professor James Moriarty. (Release date: Dec. 9) 

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When Books Went to War: The Stories That Helped Us Win World War II
by Molly Guptill Manning

When Books Went to War

A book about how books can undermine propaganda, even Nazi propaganda. A must-read for all who love books. (Release date: Dec. 2)

Here by Richard McGuire

Here by Richard McGuire

An orgy of the ordinary, a slyly clever and unexpectedly moving graphic novel about the past, present and future of the places we call home (Release date: Dec. 9)

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The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

The Strange Library

An odd and oddly beautiful little book about a little boy who finds himself in a strange kind of library. (Release date: Dec. 2)

Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis

Spare Parts by Joshua Davis

The fantastic story of four Mexican-American teenagers struggling to find their place in the world via an unlikely robotics competition. (Release date: Dec. 2)

Becoming Richard Pryor by Scott Saul

Becoming Richard Pryor

A well-researched and comprehensive biography about arguably the greatest comedian ever. (Release date: Dec. 9)

Skylight by José Saramago

Skylight by Jose Saramago

This previously unpublished novel gives us unfettered access to the lives of several tenants in a Lisbon apartment building in 1940. (Release date: Dec. 2)

Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert

Empire of Cotton

Not only do we all wear cotton at least most of the time, but the story of cotton is no less than the story of modern capitalism. (Release date: Dec. 2)

Safety Tips for Living Alone (Kindle Single) by Jim Shepard

Safety Tips for Living Alone

A mesmerizing story about a Cold War-era catastrophe and the families who survived it (available as a Kindle Single). (Release date: Dec. 1)

The Boston Girl: A Novel by Anita Diamant

The Boston Girl: A Novel

An old-fashioned novel about a woman pulled between tradition and the new world in early 20th century Boston. (Release date: Dec. 9)

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir
by Viv Albertine

Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.

A memoir about a young British woman at the center of punk culture in the mid-'70s. (Release date: Nov. 25)

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How many of these books will you read? Let us know in the comments!

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