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10 best books of August: the Monitor's picks

Here are the 10 August titles given the highest marks by the Monitor's book critics.

1. 'The Terror Years,' by Lawrence Wright

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"The Terror Years" brings together a dozen pieces by New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright (author of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Looming Tower”) on terrorism. Wright has profiled the key players, detailed the major events, and done all that is humanly possible to make sense of the senseless. You can read the Monitor's full review of "The Terror Years" here. 

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