Nonfiction Reviews

Girl with books


Abuelaish, Izzeldin

I Shall Not Hate

Alexander, Michelle

The New Jim Crow

Barber, Paul

Vampires, Burial, and Death

Beauregard, Mario

The Spiritual Brain

Benforado, Adam


Borg, Marcus

The First Christmas

The Last Week

Boyer, Pascal

Religion Explained

Burton, Susan

Becoming Ms. Burton

Cain, Susan


Capote, Truman

In Cold Blood

Chang, Jung

Wild Swans

Coates, Ta-Nahisi

Between the World and Me

Cullen, Dave


Damrosch, David

The Buried Book

Dial-Driver, Emily

Fantasy Media in the Classroom

Diamond, Jared

Guns, Germs, and Steel

Dreisinger, Baz

Incarceration Nations

Earley, Pete


Fagan, Brian


Feiler, Bruce


Fuentes, Carlos

The Old Gringo

Grandin, Temple

Animals in Translation

Grann, David

Killers of the Flower Moon

Haidt, Jonathan

The Righteous Mind

Hannam, James

The Genesis of Science

Heinlein, Sabine

Among Murderers

Hill, Jenna Miscavige

Beyond Belief

Kaku, Michio

Einstein’s Cosmos

Physics of the Impossible

Kean, Sam

Caesar’s Last Breath

Kiehl, Kent A.

The Psychopath Whisperer

King, Gilbert

Devil in the Grove

Kirsch, Jonathan

A History of the End of the World

Kolbert, Elizabeth

The Sixth Extinction

Kornfeldt, Torill

The Re-Origin of Species

Kristof, Nicholas D.

Half the Sky

Kugel, James

How to Read the Bible

Larson, Frances


Lawson, Jenny

Furiously Happy

Lewis, Marc

The Biology of Desire

Long, Liza

The Price of Silence

Lu, Michael C.

Get Ready to Get Pregnant

McGreal, Chris

American Overdose

Montgomery, Sy

Soul of an Octopus

Moore, Kate

Radium Girls

Morris, David J

Evil Hours

Mukherjee, Siddhartha

The Emperor of All Maladies

Pagels, Elaine

The Gnostic Gospels


Pausch, Randy

The Last Lecture

Pinker, Stephen

The Blank Slate

Powers, Ron

No One Cares About Crazy People

Roach, Mary

Packing for Mars

Rosenhouse, Jason

Among the Creationists

Sasse, Ben


Sapolsky, Robert

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Schiff, Stacy


Silberman, Steve


Skloot, Rebecca

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Solnit, Rebecca

Hope in the Dark

Solomon, Andrew

The Noonday Demon

Sprinkle, Preston

Living in a Gray World

Takei, George

They Called Us Enemy

Tammet, Daniel

Born on a Blue Day

Thomas, Ebony Elizabeth

The Dark Fantastic

Torrey, E. Fuller

American Psychosis

Traig, Jennifer

Devil in the Details

Vance, J. D.

Hillbilly Elegy

Wadman, Meredith

Vaccine Race

Ward, Jesmyn

Men We Reaped

Weatherford, Jack

Genghis Kahn and the Making of the Modern World

Winchester, Simon

The Professor and the Madman

Wright, Lawrence

Going Clear

Yousafzai, Malala

I am Malala

Poetry / Sagas


The Epic of Gilgamesh

Sacred Texts


The Book of Mormon

Literary Criticism

Bauer, Susan Wise

The Well Educated Mind

Bloom, Harold

The Western Canon

Lewis, C. S.

A Preface to Paradise Lost

Courses / MOOCS

Abnormal Psychology (Community College)

Democratic to Authoritarian Rule (Coursera)

The Opioid Crisis (Coursera)

Stress and Your Body (Great Courses)