Non-fiction Book Reviews


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


Jane Austen for Dummies by Joan Klingel Ray


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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




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



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


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