Book Club, Nonfiction, STEM

The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell

Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World I have never been interested in reading about things that currently are a realistic threat to me (i.e. pandemics, cancer and global warming). However, as I do not have sole determination of the books we read for book club and pretty much everyone else… Continue reading The Water Will Come by Jeff Goodell

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle

A Sortabiography Given that we recently traveled to Doune Castle, the filming location for Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I wanted a bit more background on one of my favorite comedy troupes, the infamous Pythons. Also, please ignore the badly photoshopped photo, I have a bone to pick with Michael Palin's bookstore, Aberfeldy's Watermill Bookshop… Continue reading Always Look on the Bright Side of Life by Eric Idle

Nonfiction, Travel

Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton

An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Fun and eccentric travel book with lots of random and unknown places in it? Can I have a copy now please? These may or may not have been my exact words to my boss when this book first showed up at the store.  Synopsis It's time to… Continue reading Atlas Obscura by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras & Ella Morton

Memoir/Autobiography, Nonfiction, Psychology

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

A Funny Book About Horrible Things I started reading Furiously Happy as soon as I finished Let's Pretend This Never Happened. I love it THAT much. There seems to be only one person who understands my anxiety better than I understand it, and that person is Jenny Lawson. Also, how awesome is a book that when you casually… Continue reading Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

Biography, Nonfiction, Photography/Art

Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky

50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win Why did I decide to read Women in Sports... I hope I've established through my selection of books so far that I absolutely adore all books that celebrate strong women and positive female role models. Sports in particular hold a very special place in my heart - those are my… Continue reading Women in Sports by Rachel Ignotofsky

Biography, History, Nonfiction

Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath

Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics Back in October, when this beautiful tome arrived at the bookstore, my coworkers were debating where it should be shelved. I chimed in by saying they could hold off deciding for a few days, because it was coming home with me! Then again, pretty much any book… Continue reading Rejected Princesses by Jason Porath