Nonfiction, STEM

Change is the Only Constant by Ben Orlin

The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World I love all things pop-math. As a former math teacher and currently still nerdy math lover, I love when authors and creative minded people take complex math concepts and make them relatable and understandable for all people. Synopsis From the Front Flap:From the author of the beloved… Continue reading Change is the Only Constant by Ben Orlin

Book Club, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, STEM

The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness It's another nonfiction book club book! And we had a record 9 people at book club last night which was the most we've had all year and it was so exciting. Especially since we voted on the next couple books, it was lovely to have more than… Continue reading The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, STEM

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

A New History of Their Lost World Another Nonfiction book club pick! This particular book came to us highly recommended from one of my coworkers, and overall it was one we greatly enjoyed! Synopsis From the back cover:Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth’s most fearsome creatures vanished. Today the dinosaurs remain one of our planet’s… Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte

Nonfiction, Psychology, STEM

How To by Randall Munroe

Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems As I loved Randall's first book, What If?, when an advance copy of the follow up How To became available, I jumped at the chance to read it. Synopsis From the Inside Flap:For any task might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a… Continue reading How To by Randall Munroe

Book Club, Nonfiction, STEM

Stiff by Mary Roach

The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Originally a selection for my old book club, the Modern Readers, which alas, no longer exists. I started it back in October of 2016 for said club and just recently got around to finishing it. Synopsis From the back cover:Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the… Continue reading Stiff by Mary Roach

Business, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Psychology, Sociology, STEM

The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

How Empowering Women Changes the World In my new audiobook app,, as a bookseller I get advanced listening copies which is AMAZING! As I will pretty much only listen to nonfiction, I was sorting through my stockpiled titles one night before bed and came across The Moment of Lift which seemed like a good… Continue reading The Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, STEM

Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

The Curious Science of Life in the Void Packing for Mars = Book #3 for my new Nonfiction Book Club! One of the members, not me, is super into books about space and Antarctica so our May read and July reads have been picked by her. And while I am a person who is often… Continue reading Packing for Mars by Mary Roach

History, Nonfiction, STEM

The Lion in the Living Room by Abigail Tucker

How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World As my own little lion in the living room has been having a tough go of it lately (2 emergency trips to the vet in the past month...) my curiosity got the better of me (as it often does her) and I looked into why… Continue reading The Lion in the Living Room by Abigail Tucker

Book Club, History, Nonfiction, STEM

Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History After a few years of being without a book club to lead (I still participate in my former club), I felt the nagging urge to start one that better suited my current tastes, nonfiction! Below is my review for the inaugural book, Isaac's Storm! Synopsis… Continue reading Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

Nonfiction, STEM

What If? by Randall Munroe

Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions The audiobook kick continues! My husband recommends this book to just about everyone (despite the fact that he hasn't read it!) so I figured it was about time I revisit the realm of science and read (well, listen to) it myself. Synopsis Millions of people visit each… Continue reading What If? by Randall Munroe