Non-fiction Book Reviews

A

All That Remains: A Life in Death by Sue Black
American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning by Kate Sweeney
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson

B


Becoming by Michelle Obama
Big Picture, The: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll
Black and Mormon by Newell G. Bringhurst and Darren T. Smith

C

Container Gardening for Dummies by Bill Marken
Cooking Gene, The: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty

D


Devil in the White City, The: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama

E


Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution by Amber Tamblyn

F

Find Momo: Hide and Seek With an Adventurous Border Collie by Andrew Knapp
Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement in Everyday Life by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation by Elissa Stein and Susan Kim
Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism by Susan Jacoby

G

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin
Ghosts of the Tsunami: Death and Life in Japan's Disaster Zones by Richard Lloyd Parry
Glass Castle, The by Jeanette Walls
Great Agnostic, The: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought by Susan Jacoby

H

Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms by Hannah Fry
Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jarrett J. Kososczka
How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals by Sy Montgomery
How to Live: A Life of Montaigne: In One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer by Sarah Blackwell

I

I May Not Get There With You: The True Martin Luther King Jr. by Michael Eric Dyson
I'm Just a Person by Tig Notaro
Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriett Jacobs

J


Jane Austen for Dummies by Joan Klingel Ray

K


Kid Artists: True Tales of Childhood from Creative Legends by David Stabler

L

M

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention by Manning Marable
Manual For Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future by Kate Brown
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit

N


NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

O


Obama: An Intimate Portrait: The Historic Presidency in Photographs by Pete Souza

P


Pale Blue Dot, The: A Vision of the Human Future in Space by Carl Sagan
Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk
Paranormality: Why We See What Isn't There by Richard Wiseman
Prodigal Tongue, The: The Love-hate Relationship Between American and British English by Lynne Murphy

Q


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain

R

Remarkably Jane: Notable Quotations on Jane Austen by Jennifer Adams
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: The Case of R.B.G. Vs. Inequality by Jonah Winter

S


Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa V. Harris-Perry
Spidermania: Our Friends on the Web by Alexandra Sly and Dennis Kunkel
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Stolen Innocence: My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs by Elissa Wall
Suburban Legends: True Tales of Murder, Mayhem, and Minivans by Sam Stall

T

Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini

U

V

W


We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
Where Am I Now? Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson

X

Y


Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5-billion-year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin

Z


Zombie Nation: From Folklore to Modern Frenzy by E.R. Vernor