Book Review: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor … More Book Review: Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie’s reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is one of … More Book Review: The Disappearing Spoon by Sam Kean

Book Review: The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck’s “The Oregon Trail” is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules–which hasn’t been done in a … More Book Review: The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

Book Review: West With the Night by Beryl Markham

Official Synopsis from Amazon: Beryl Markham’s West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen. If the first responsibility of a memoirist is to lead a life worth writing about, Markham succeeded beyond … More Book Review: West With the Night by Beryl Markham

Book Review: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: The incredible true story of the young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium and their brave struggle for justice…As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured … More Book Review: The Radium Girls by Kate Moore

ARC Review: Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: A Gen-X librarian’s snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life. Librarians spend their lives weeding–not weeds but books! Books that have reached the end of their shelf life, both literally and figuratively. They remove the books that patrons no longer … More ARC Review: Dear Fahrenheit 451: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence

Book Review: Winterdance by Gary Paulsen

Official synopsis from Goodreads: Fired by a passion for running dogs, award-winning author Gary Paulsen entered the Iditarod, a grueling 1180-mile race across Alaska, in dangerous ignorance and with fierce determination. After a spectacularly inept period of training and an even more spectacularly inept start to the race, Paulsen and his team of 15 dogs … More Book Review: Winterdance by Gary Paulsen

Book Review: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

Official Synopsis from Goodreads: Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale and Maus II – the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler’s Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able … More Book Review: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman