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10 best books of December 2016, according to Amazon's editors

Whether you're looking for a gift for a loved one or a great read for yourself, various intriguing titles are hitting the shelves during the final month of the year. Check out which December books Amazon editors say you need to read, with thoughts from Amazon senior editor Chris Schluep.

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'Inherit the Dust' offers startling images to remind us of the threats to wildlife
'Inherit the Dust' offers startling images to remind us of the threats to wildlife(image)



Bestselling books the week of 12/8/16, according to IndieBound

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America.

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'The Glass Universe' recalls the women who helped to chart the heavens
'The Glass Universe' recalls the women who helped to chart the heavens(image)



'Eight Flavors' is part travelogue, part history, and part recipe book
'Eight Flavors' is part travelogue, part history, and part recipe book(image)



Universe: Rebirth, the Deluxe Edition
Universe: Rebirth, the Deluxe Edition(image)



3 excellent new books on Pearl Harbor
3 excellent new books on Pearl Harbor(image)



12 sports books to cap off 2016

Below are excerpts from an appealing crop of 12 sports books published in 2016.

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Bestselling books the week of 12/1/16, according to IndieBound

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America?

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5 picture books that inspire young readers to reach high
5 picture books that inspire young readers to reach high(image)



'Women Heroes of World War II: The Pacific Theater' is grisly but inspiring
'Women Heroes of World War II: The Pacific Theater' is grisly but inspiring(image)



How Louisa May Alcott won the hearts of generations to come

The famed author, suffragist, and abolitionist is remembered on what would have been her 184th birthday.

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'Moonglow' is a magic family epic, told with magnificent disregard for the facts
'Moonglow' is a magic family epic, told with magnificent disregard for the facts(image)



'The Marches' follows a British politician traveling his country by foot
'The Marches' follows a British politician traveling his country by foot(image)



'Millennium' is full of gratitude for the staggering advances of 1,000 years
'Millennium' is full of gratitude for the staggering advances of 1,000 years(image)



'Judas' debates the founding of Israel in twisting, searching conversations
'Judas' debates the founding of Israel in twisting, searching conversations(image)



Bestselling books the week of 11/24/16, according to IndieBound

What's selling best at independent bookstores across America?

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How am I grateful for books? Let me count the ways

This writer's debt of gratitude to books begins with 'Curious George.'

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William Trevor, one of the world's great short story writers, remembered

The eminent Irish novelist and short story writer passed on this week at the age of 88.

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'Absolutely on Music' listens as Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa discuss music
'Absolutely on Music' listens as Haruki Murakami, Seiji Ozawa discuss music(image)