Category: Nonfiction

Review: When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann

The first time I heard about this book, I was struck by how much it sounded like my own family.  Neumann grew up in Venezuela, but her father was born in Czechoslovakia.  He survived the Holocaust but never talked about it, and she grew… Continue Reading “Review: When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann”

My Favorite Reads of 2020

This week, we’re sharing our favorite books of 2020 for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl).  I found it hard this year to identify ten favorite books, maybe because I read more than usual or because I read a wider range… Continue Reading “My Favorite Reads of 2020”

November Wrap-Up and Mini-Reviews

I spent a lot of time this month participating in Nonfiction November, so I thought instead of the usual monthly wrap-up I’d post some mini-reviews instead. These three books address issues related to science, religion, and the intersection of the two. I recommend all three. … Continue Reading “November Wrap-Up and Mini-Reviews”

Nonfiction November: Books I’ve Added to My To-Be-Read List

This week’s host for Nonfiction November is Katie @ Doing Dewey, and it’s about the nonfiction titles we’ve added to our TBR list this month. Below I’m highlighting just a few of the books I hope to read. Here for It; Or How to Save… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: Books I’ve Added to My To-Be-Read List”

Nonfiction November: Reading about Race

This week’s Nonfiction November prompt is hosted by Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction: Week 3: (November 16-20) – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert: Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: Reading about Race”

Nonfiction November: Book Pairings

This week’s Nonfiction November prompt comes from Julie @ Julz Reads: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Dopesick… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: Book Pairings”

Nonfiction November: My Year in Reading Nonfiction

This year I’m returning to Nonfiction November, one of my favorite blogging events. This event is hosted by Leann @ ShelfAware, Katie @ Doing Dewey, Julie @ Julz Reads,  and Rennie @ What’s Nonfiction to discuss our favorite nonfiction reads of the year. The first question comes from… Continue Reading “Nonfiction November: My Year in Reading Nonfiction”

Review: The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff

I started reading this book a few months ago, and then decided I needed to wait until I was in the right frame of mind. This is a tough read that will take you right back to September 11, 2001. It’s a vast collection… Continue Reading “Review: The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff”

Review: No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder

I’m adding this book to my list of nonfiction books I wish everyone would read.  It addresses the many misconceptions about domestic violence, like: It’s a relationship issue, not a crime. It’s not that bad, or she would leave. He doesn’t seem like a… Continue Reading “Review: No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder”

Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller

This is a book I think most of us should read, though it’s definitely not an easy read. In 2015, Chanel Miller went to a party at Stanford.  Two guys found her unconscious on the ground near a dumpster, with a guy on top… Continue Reading “Review: Know My Name by Chanel Miller”

Review: Popular by Maya Van Wagenen

I’ve been recommending this book a lot lately, especially to my friends with daughters.  There aren’t that many books out there that feel fresh and original, and this one did.  First, a major disclaimer: I am NOT the target audience for this book.  It’s… Continue Reading “Review: Popular by Maya Van Wagenen”

Review: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei

Regardless of whether you like Star Trek, whether you’re Japanese, or whether you read graphic novels, you should pick up this book.  George Takei never fails to impress me with his humor, his knowledge, and his passion for telling a story.  He brings all… Continue Reading “Review: They Called Us Enemy by George Takei”

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