Nonfiction, Psychology, STEM

The Body by Bill Bryson

A Guide for Occupants After I didn't love The Road to Little Dribbling, I wanted to give Bill Bryson another shot. My mom had enjoyed A Short History of Nearly Everything, so I thought I might try one of his more science minded books instead of another travel one. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Bill Bryson… Continue reading The Body by Bill Bryson

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Psychology

Broken by Jenny Lawson

(In the Best Possible Way) How do I love Jenny? Let me count the ways... Synopsis From the publisher marketing:As Jenny Lawson's hundreds of thousands of fans know, she suffers from depression. In Broken, she explores her experimental treatment of transcranial magnetic stimulation with brutal honesty. But also with brutal humor. Jenny discusses the frustration of… Continue reading Broken by Jenny Lawson

Essays, Nonfiction

Shit, Actually by Lindy West

The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema When the world is crap, we need some brevity to cheer ourselves up. Shit, Actually, is that brevity - and I enjoy everything Lindy West writes, so reading this was a given. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Lindy West was once… Continue reading Shit, Actually by Lindy West

Comic Monday, Graphic Novel, Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

While comparatively a late comer to Allie's work, I absolutely loved Hyperbole and a Half and anxiously awaited word on her highly anticipated follow up, Solutions and Other Problems. I am happy to report, this does not disappoint. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Solutions and Other Problems includes humorous stories from Allie Brosh’s childhood; the adventures of… Continue reading Solutions and Other Problems by Allie Brosh

Comic Monday, Nonfiction

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Sarah's Scribbles #1 I will always read anything I find even mildly interesting if the author, or main character, is named Sarah, with an H. When I went to my first Winter Institute, the annual American Booksellers Association conference back in 2016, I found Sarah sitting at a table without any line and struck up… Continue reading Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen

Contemporary, Fantasy, Fiction

Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

First in a Spinoff Series of the Iron Druid Chronicles I love fantasy, but I discovered I don't read a lot of fantasy by cis white dudes. Because most of fantasy is written by them, I often go looking for stories by women, POC, or LGBTQIA+ authors. But occasionally, a description will nab me, or… Continue reading Ink & Sigil by Kevin Hearne

Comic Monday, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Romance

Fangs by Sarah Andersen

I love Sarah's Scribbles dearly (and am kicking myself for not having reviewed those books on here yet and will do so next week) and so when I found out Sarah Andersen was doing a new project, I knew I would have to read it! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Elsie the vampire is three hundred… Continue reading Fangs by Sarah Andersen

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

Essays, History, Nonfiction, Sociology

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty

Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death After reading From Here to Eternity for my nonfiction book club, I was really excited to discover that Caitlin had a new book coming in the fall and our W. W. Norton sales rep very kindly sent me an advance reader copy. Oddly enough, my coworkers have now… Continue reading Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs by Caitlin Doughty

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