I’m still looking for a textbook for my Environmental Science or Environment and Society in a Changing World classes. I want something written for nonscientists that covers many of the current environmental issues with a focus on climate change. Bonus if it was written in the last few years, since the science on climate change is changing so rapidly. It’s a pretty specific set of characteristics that I want, which is why I don’t have anything I’m satisfied with yet. I picked up this book from a Wired article on empowering women to reduce climate change.
Subtitle: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Genre: nonfiction climate science
Length: 256 pages
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I saw this book on a Modern Mrs. Darcy post and immediately put it on my TBR list. It’s a book about books, what’s not to love? I was in the mood for some nonfiction and decided to pick it up in the new year.
Subtitle: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks: A Librarian’s Love Letters and Breakup Notes to the Books in Her Life
Genre: nonfiction literature
Length: 243 pages
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I put this book on my TBR list to perhaps learn how to find the symbolism in literature, because I’m terrible at seeing the underlying meanings. I chose it now because it gave me an F author, the last letter I need for my alphabet challenge.
Subtitle: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
Genre: nonfiction literature
Length: 281 pages of text, 314 pages total
Summary: Short version: The title pretty much says it all
My mother-in-law read this in a book club a decade ago and passed it along to me to read.
Subtitle: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Genre: nonfiction memoir
Length: 214 pages
Setting: Rwanda, 1994
Summary: Short version: One woman’s story of surviving the Rwandan genocide Continue reading
This was our book club choice for November. I had heard many people talk about it and thought it might be a good choice for us to read.
Subtitle: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Genre: nonfiction historical sports
Length: 370 pages of story, 404 pages total
Setting: mostly 1899-1936, near Seattle, and 1936, Berlin
Summary: Short version: The background to the amazing men’s crew win in the Berlin Olympics Continue reading
My husband heard about this book on a podcast and thought I’d be interested. I enjoy design books (for example, A Pattern Language) and appreciated a book recommendation from my husband.
Genre: nonfiction design
Length: 217 pages of text, 257 pages total
Summary: Short version: The good and bad elements of design in household objects Continue reading
I’m not sure how this came to my attention in the first place (it’s been on my TBR list too long). I read it now because it gives me a letter in my Reading the Alphabet Challenge.
Subtitle: A Journey into the 3.5-Billion-Year History of the Human Body
Genre: nonfiction science
Length: 201 pages of text, 229 pages total
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