Between listening to What Should I Read Next and reading Modern Mrs. Darcy’s blog, I could keep my to-be-read list in an ever-growing state of wishing for more time. I’ll share a few of the books I’ve recently been interested in from her site.
I try not to add every book I hear Anne describe on her podcast, but she’s great at making books sound interesting. For the one-year anniversary (episode 62), Anne gathered suggestions from the listeners of what she should read next. I thought several of the books sounded good, including: Continue reading
I saw (and loved) the movie and wanted to read the book it was based on. When there was a Kindle sale of the book, I bought it. I read it now to see if it would work for our next American History Club meeting about the space race.
Subtitle: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Genre: nonfiction science biography
Length: 267 pages of text, 368 pages total
Setting: In and around Langley, Virginia, 1940s-1960s Continue reading
This book was given to my husband by one of his adult students who enjoyed his class and thought the book might be appreciated. The kids were four and one at the time, so I was still in the middle of babies and toddlers and was still quite uncertain as to how to be a good mother.
Subtitle: Parenting to Inspire Values
Genre: nonfiction parenting
Length: 224 pages Continue reading
I saw this reviewed elsewhere on the web and thought it would be a nice complement to the three March books.
Artist: Nate Powell
Genre: nonfiction graphic novel
Length: 199 pages
Setting: Houston, Texas, 1960s Continue reading
This book has been at the top of my To Be Read list for a long time (more than a year). I finally got tired of staring at it each time I went to choose a new book.
Subtitle: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World
Genre: nonfiction food and agriculture
Length: 351 pages of text, 361 pages total Continue reading
I saw this posted somewhere and thought it would make a good Fun Math book. So, I picked it up from the library. Even though I don’t usually review picture books, I thought this one was interesting enough to be worth a post.
Subtitle: A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers
Illustrator: Steve Adams
Genre: nonfiction math picture book
Length: 40 pages Continue reading
The summer reading program a few years ago required trying to get bingo on a card full of different book genres. I wanted a history book and saw this book as I was scanning the shelves. I picked it up because it had been made into a movie and because it was about a pianist (I play the piano, so music books are always a plus).
Subtitle: The Extraordinary True Story of One Man’s Survival in Warsaw, 1939-1945
Published: 1999 in the U.S., 1946 in Poland
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 224 pages
Setting: Warsaw, 1939-1945 Continue reading