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Mozart’s Last Aria by Matt Rees
Nannerl Mozart was Wolfgang Mozart’s older sister. She toured with him as a child. At the time of his death they were estranged. This book imagines her receiving the news of his death and heading to Vienna to investigate.
I liked the character of Nannerl a lot. it was interesting to consider the perspective of a sister of a famous person. But I didn’t find the overall mystery compelling.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee (audio)
This is the story of cancer and cancer therapeutics from ancient times until today. I enjoyed most of it but I like medical stuff. I’m not sure if people without a medical background would want to read all of this, especially the part about cell biology. The politics of cancer were quite interesting.
Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith
This is the story of Elizabeth II from birth to the present day. I quite enjoyed this book. There are many interviews with other people such as Prime Ministers and American Presidents who have worked with her.