Book Reviews By Genre: Non-Fiction

updated Wednesday, September 14, 2016

(alphabetical by author’s name, sorted by genre – books are cross-listed where appropriate)

Art History/Archaeology

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much – Allison Hoover Bartlett

The Gardner Heist – Ulrich Boser

The Lost Carving – David Esterly

Chasing Aphrodite – Jason Felch & Ralph Frammolino

The Lost City of Z – David Grann

Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble – Marilyn Johnson

The Lost Empire of Atlantis – Gavin Menzies

The Art Detective – Philip Mould

Beneath the Sands of Egypt – Donald P. Ryan

Provenance – Laney Salisbury & Aly Sujo

Old Masters, New World – Cynthia Saltzman

The Lost Chalice – Vernon Silver

Priceless – Robert K. Wittman & John Shiffman

Audiobooks

Open – Andre Agassi

I Know I Am, But What Are You – Samantha Bee

Medium Raw – Anthony Bourdain

My Life in France – Julia Child & Alex Prud’homme

Lift – Kelly Corrigan

Seriously…I’m Kidding – Ellen DeGeneres

The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

Forged – Bart D. Ehrman

Bossypants – Tina Fey

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right – Atul Gawande

Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line – Michael Gibney

Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea – Chelsea Handler

Paris in Love – Eloisa James

Escape – Carolyn Jessop

Triumph – Carolyn Jessop

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling

When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalinithi

Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut: Essays and Observations – Jill Kargman

You Had Me At Woof – Julie Klam

Love Life – Rob Lowe

No Land’s Man – Aasif Mandvi

Stiff – Mary Roach

Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

Love is a Mix Tape – Rob Sheffield

Tough Sh*t – Kevin Smith

America (the audiobook) – Jon Stewart & the writers of The Daily Show

Earth (the audiobook) – Jon Stewart & the writers of The Daily Show

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind – Scott Stossel

Assassination Vacation – Sarah Vowell

The Partly Cloudy Patriot – Sarah Vowell

Unfamiliar Fishes – Sarah Vowell

In the Land of Believers – Gina Welch

Ali in Wonderland – Ali Wentworth

Just a Geek – Wil Wheaton

Bonobo Handshake – Vanessa Woods

Biography

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary – Anita Anand

Zealot – Reza Aslan

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames – Kai Bird

The Creation of Anne Boleyn – Susan Bordo

Queen of the Conqueror – Tracy Borman

The Woman Who Would Be King – Kara Cooney

Starman – Jamie Doran & Piers Bizony

Gandhi: A Manga Biography – Kazuki Ebine

Alexander the Great – Philip Freeman

The Maid and the Queen – Nancy Goldstone

The Astronaut Wives Club – Lily Koppel

Catherine the Great – Robert K. Massie

Katherine the Queen – Linda Porter

The Myth of Bloody Mary – Linda Porter

A Boy Named Shel – Lisa Rogak

Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space – Lynn Scherr

Cleopatra: A Life – Stacy Schiff

Sonia Gandhi – Rani Singh

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World – Alison Weir

Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings – Alison Weir

Mistress of the Monarchy – Alison Weir

The Man Who Loved China – Simon Winchester

Cookbooks

Comfort Food Makeovers – America’s Test Kitchen

Perfect One Dish Dinners – Pam Anderson

Modern Spice – Monica Bhide

The New Southern Garden Cookbook – Sheri Castle

The Sriracha Cookbook – Randy Clemens

Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist – Cat Cora

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier – Ree Drummond

Lorena Garcia’s New Latin Classics – Lorena Garcia

Quinoa Revolution – Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming

The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, 2nd Edition – Beth Hensperger & Julie Kaufmann

Clinton St. Baking Company Cookbook – DeDe Lahrman & Neil Kleinberg

Quick-Fix Southern – Rebecca Lang

The Meatless Meat Lover’s Cookbook – Kim O’Donnel

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook – Deb Perelman

5 Ingredient Fix – Claire Robinson

I Love Meatballs! – Rick Rodgers

B. Smith Cooks Southern Style – Barbara Smith

Essays

I Know I Am, But What Are You – Samantha Bee

The Heroine’s Bookshelf – Erin Blakemore

The Best American Travel Writing 2010 – ed. Bill Buford

Manhood for Amateurs – Michael Chabon

I Was Told There’d Be Cake – Sloane Crosley

Seriously…I’m Kidding – Ellen DeGeneres

Laughing Without an Accent – Fizooreh Dumas

Bossypants – Tina Fey

Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress – Susan Jane Gilman

What the Dog Saw – Malcolm Gladwell

Straphanger – Taras Grescoe

Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea – Chelsea Handler

Paris in Love – Eloisa James

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) – Mindy Kaling

Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut: Essays and Observations – Jill Kargman

Under the Duvet – Marian Keyes

Love at First Bark – Julie Klam

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson

How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran

Holidays on Ice – David Sedaris

Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls – David Sedaris

Live For Your Listening Pleasure – David Sedaris

Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris

When You Are Engulfed in Flames – David Sedaris

Reading Lips – Claudia Sternbach

Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries – Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Partly Cloudy Patriot – Sarah Vowell

Ali in Wonderland – Ali Wentworth

Memories of the Future, Vol. 1 – Wil Wheaton

Boozehound – Jason Wilson

Foodie Books

The Language of Baklava – Diana Abu-Jaber

Brewed Awakening – Joshua M. Bernstein

Confections of a Closet Master Baker – Gesine Bullock-Prado

Keeping the Feast – Paula Butturini

Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites – Kate Christensen

How to Eat a Small Country – Amy Finley

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry – Kathleen Flinn

Sous Chef: 24 Hours on the Line – Michael Gibney

Spiced – Dalia Jurgensen

The Wild Vine – Todd Kliman

French Milk – Lucy Knisley

Bitter Brew – William Knoedelseder

On the Noodle Road – Jen Lin-Liu

Mastering the Art of French Eating – Ann Mah

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti – Giulia Melucci

The Blueberry Years – Jim Minick

Uncorked – Marco Pasanella

Ginger and Ganesh – Nani Power

A Tiger in the Kitchen – Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

The Spice Necklace – Ann Vanderhoof

The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine – Benjamin Wallace

Boozehound – Jason Wilson

 

Graphic Memoir/Comics

Laika – Nick Abadzis

Fun Home – Alison Bechdel

Gandhi: A Manga Biography – Kazuki Ebine

How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less – Sarah Glidden

Green River Killer – Jeff Jensen & Jonathan Cape

French Milk – Lucy Knisley

Tangles – Sarah Leavitt

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art – Scott McCloud

An Iranian Metamorphosis – Mana Neyestani

The Complete Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

Stitches – David Small

History/Current Events (Excluding Space/NASA)

Turn Right at Machu Picchu – Mark Adams

The Fifty-Year Mission: The First 25 Years – Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross

Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary – Anita Anand

The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames – Kai Bird

The Creation of Anne Boleyn – Susan Bordo

Queen of the Conqueror – Tracy Borman

The Oracle – William J. Broad

Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation – John Carlin

The Woman Who Would Be King – Kara Cooney

The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 – William Dalrymple

The Monuments Men – Robert Edsel

Forged – Bart D. Ehrman

Misquoting Jesus – Bart D. Ehrman

The Birth of the Pill – Jonathan Eig

Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths – Bruce Feiler

America’s Prophet: Moses and the American Story – Bruce Feiler

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital – Sheri Fink

Pink Sari Revolution – Amana Fontanella-Khan

The Divorce of Henry VIII – Catherine Fletcher

Alexander the Great – Philip Freeman

The Aleppo Codex – Matti Friedman

The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas – Anand Giridharadas

The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis – Thomas Goetz

The Maid and the Queen – Nancy Goldstone

The Lost City of Z – David Grann

Something Must Be Done about Prince Edward County: A Family, A Virginia Town, A Civil Rights Struggle – Kristen Green

Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice – Scott Helman & Jenna Russell

Mistress of the Vatican – Eleanor Herman

The Statues That Walked – Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo

Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi – Steve Inskeep

Full Body Burden – Kristen Iversen

Tower: An Epic History of the Tower of London – Nigel Jones

The King’s Revenge – Don Jordan and Michael Walsh

The Disappearing Spoon – Sam Kean

Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds – Stephen Kinzer

The Hidden White House – Robert Klara

Leonardo’s Legacy – Stefan Klein

The Wild Vine – Todd Kliman

Bitter Brew – William Knoedelseder

The Holy or the Broken – Alan Light

Catherine the Great – Robert K. Massie

The Widow Clicquot – Tilar Mazzeo

The Lost Empire of Atlantis – Gavin Menzies

The Accidental Billionaires – Ben Mezrich

Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony – Lee Miller

The Emperor of All Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Gene: An Intimate History – Siddhartha Mukherjee

The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Nuclear Era – Craig Nelson

The Beekeeper’s Lament – Hannah Nordhaus

The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor: Elizabeth I, Thomas Seymour, and the Making of a Virgin Queen – Elizabeth Norton

Katherine the Queen – Linda Porter

The Myth of Bloody Mary – Linda Porter

Walking With the Comrades – Arundhati Roy

Old Masters, New World – Cynthia Saltzman

Cleopatra: A Life – Stacy Schiff

The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel – Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy

The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years – Sonia Shah

Descartes’ Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason – Russell Shorto

The Lost Chalice – Vernon Silver

Rise of the Tudors – Chris Skidmore

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

The Lost Book of Mormon: A Journey through the Mythic Lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri – Avi Steinberg

Bloody Crimes – James Swanson

End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy – James Swanson

The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities and Politics at the Heart of the Catholic Church – John Thavis

Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World – Alison Weir

The Lady in the Tower – Alison Weir

Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings – Alison Weir

Mistress of the Monarchy – Alison Weir

The Wars of the Roses – Alison Weir

Atlantic – Simon Winchester

The Man Who Loved China – Simon Winchester

Assassination Vacation – Sarah Vowell

Unfamiliar Fishes – Sarah Vowell

The Wordy Shipmates – Sarah Vowell

Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M. – Sam Wasson

A Wall of White – Jennifer Woodleif

Memoirs

The Language of Baklava – Diana Abu-Jaber

Open – Andre Agassi

The Girl Who Fell to Earth – Sophia Al-Maria

My Dream of Stars – Anousheh Ansari & Homer Hickam

The Lost Girls – Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett & Amanda Pressner

Cancer is a Bitch – Gail Konop Baker

Lunch in Paris – Elizabeth Bard

Leaving the Saints – Martha Beck

MWF Seeking BFF – Rachel Bertsche

Medium Raw – Anthony Bourdain

Marriage and Other Acts of Charity – Kate Braestrup

My Accidental Jihad – Krista Bremer

She Left Me the Gun: My Mother’s Life Before Me – Emma Brockes

First Come Love, Then Comes Malaria – Eve Brown-Waite

Confections of a Closet Master Baker – Gesine Bullock-Prado

Keeping the Feast – Paula Butturini

Beloved Strangers – Maria Chaudhuri

Let’s Take the Long Way Home – Gail Caldwell

The Forgetting River – Doreen Carvajal

S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in DC – Ruben Castaneda

The Last Man on the Moon – Eugene Cernan & Don Davis

A Little Bit Wicked – Kristin Chenoweth and Joni Rodgers

My Life in France – Julia Child & Alex Prud’homme

Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites – Kate Christensen

Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Amy Chua

Carrying the Fire – Michael Collins

The Foremost Good Fortune – Susan Conley

Lift – Kelly Corrigan

Seriously…I’m Kidding – Ellen DeGeneres

The Music Room – Namita Devidayal

The Mighty Queens of Freeville – Amy Dickinson

The Year of Magical Thinking – Joan Didion

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes – Caitlin Doughty

The Pioneer Woman – Ree Drummond

Laughing Without an Accent – Fizooreh Dumas

The Lost Carving – David Esterly

Looking for Class: Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge – Bruce Feiler

Bossypants – Tina Fey

Confessions of a Rebel Debutante – Anna Fields

How to Eat a Small Country – Amy Finley

Wishful Drinking – Carrie Fisher

The Sharper Your Knife, The Less You Cry – Kathleen Flinn

Winging It – Jenny Gardiner

Committed – Elizabeth Gilbert

On the Outside Looking Indian – Rupinder Gill

Hypocrite in a Pouffy White Dress – Susan Jane Gilman

Undress Me In The Temple of Heaven – Susan Jane Gilman

Suits: A Woman on Wall Street – Nina Godiwalla

Little Princes – Conor Grennan

Leaving India – Minal Hajratwala

Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea – Chelsea Handler

Saved By Beauty – Roger Housden

Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America – Ranya Tabari Idliby

Full Body Burden – Kristen Iversen

Shaking the Family Tree – Buzzy Jackson

The Know-It-All – A.J. Jacobs

The Year of Living Biblically – A.J. Jacobs

Paris in Love – Eloisa James

Love in a Headscarf – Shelina Janmonhamed

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress – Rhoda Janzen

Escape – Carolyn Jessop

Triumph – Carolyn Jessop

Curtains – Tom Jokinen

Lies My Mother Never Told Me – Kaylie Jones

Sky Walking – Tom Jones

Spiced – Dalia Jurgensen

When Breath Becomes Air – Paul Kalinithi

India Becoming – Akash Kapur

Sometimes I Feel Like a Nut: Essays and Observations – Jill Kargman

Paradise Under Glass – Ruth Kassinger

Moon Lander – Thomas Kelly

Sideways on a Scooter – Miranda Kennedy

Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman

Without You There Is No Us – Suki Kim

Friendkeeping – Julie Klam

Love at First Bark – Julie Klam

You Had Me At Woof – Julie Klam

French Milk – Lucy Knisley

Failure is Not An Option: My Life in Mission Control – Gene Kranz

Jeneration X – Jen Lancaster

My Fair Lazy – Jen Lancaster

Pretty in Plaid – Jen Lancaster

Such a Pretty Fat – Jen Lancaster

The Tao of Martha – Jen Lancaster

Give Me Everything You Have: On Being Stalked – James Lasdun

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened – Jenny Lawson

Tangles – Sarah Leavitt

On the Noodle Road – Jen Lin-Liu

Stories I Only Tell My Friends – Rob Lowe

Love Life – Rob Lowe

Mastering the Art of French Eating – Ann Mah

The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay – Hooman Majd

No Land’s Man – Aasif Mandvi

I’ll Scream Later – Marlee Matlin

Home Girl – Judith Matloff

Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination – Elizabeth McCracken

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti – Giulia Melucci

Perfection – Julie Metz

The Blueberry Years – Jim Minick

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates – Wes Moore

How to Be a Woman – Caitlin Moran

Riding Rockets – Mike Mullane

This Is Not The Story You Think It Is…A Memory of Unlikely Happiness – Laura Munson

Breaking Night – Liz Murray

Radio Shangri-La – Lisa Napoli

Riding the Ice Wind – Alastaire Vere Nicoll

The Cloister Walk – Kathleen Norris

Wife in the North – Judith O’Reilly

Uncorked – Marco Pasanella

The Last Lecture – Randy Pausch

Faery Tale – Signe Pike

Ginger and Ganesh – Nani Power

Love in Condition Yellow – Sophie Raday

Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within – Gayathri Ramprasad

Dreaming in Hindi – Katherine Russell Rich

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

Joseph Anton – Salman Rushdie

Beneath the Sands of Egypt – Donald P. Ryan

Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family – Najla Said

The Complete Persepolis – Marjane Satrapi

You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know – Heather Sellers

The Caliph’s House: A Year in Casablanca – Tahir Shah

Love is a Mix Tape – Rob Sheffield

The Girl from Foreign – Sadia Shepard

Stitches – David Small

Tough Sh*t – Kevin Smith

We Have Capture – Thomas Stafford & Michael Cassutt

The Woman Who Fell From the Sky – Jennifer Steil

Reading Lips: A Memoir of Kisses – Claudia Sternbach

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind – Scott Stossel

Wild – Cheryl Strayed

A Tiger in the Kitchen – Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight – M.E. Thomas

To a Mountain in Tibet – Colin Thubron

Don’t Sing at the Table – Adriana Trigiani

First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood – Thrity Umrigar

The Spice Necklace – Ann Vanderhoof

In the Land of Believers – Gina Welch

Ali in Wonderland – Ali Wentworth

Just a Geek – Wil Wheaton

Travels in a Thin Country – Sara Wheeler

Lonely – Emily White

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts – Neil White

Priceless – Robert K. Wittman & John Shiffman

Bonobo Handshake – Vanessa Woods

Narrative/Journalistic Nonfiction

Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever – Reed Albergotti & Vanessa O’Connell

Zeitoun – Dave Eggers

Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital – Sheri Fink

Pink Sari Revolution – Amana Fontanella-Khan

The Hidden White House – Robert Klara

The Astronaut Wives Club – Lily Koppel

The Blind Side – Michael Lewis

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong – Juliet Macur

The Accidental Billionaires – Ben Mezrich

Sex on the Moon – Ben Mezrich

The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan – Jenny Nordberg

End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy – James Swanson

There Was and There Was Not: A Journey through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, And Beyond – Meline Toumani

A Wall of White – Jennifer Woodleif

Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief – Lawrence Wright

 

Self-Improvement

Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy – Mallika Chopra

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing – Marie Kondo

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun, and Be Your Own Person – Shonda Rhimes

The Happiness Project – Gretchen Rubin

Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg

The Geek’s Guide to Dating – Eric Smith

 

Social/Psychology Studies

Modern Romance – Aziz Ansari & Eric Klinenberg

Sticks and Stones – Emily Bazelon

Quiet – Susan Cain

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End – Atul Gawande

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right – Atul Gawande

Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell

What the Dog Saw – Malcolm Gladwell

The Book of Woe – Gary Greenberg

Straphanger – Taras Grescoe

The Know-It-All – A.J. Jacobs

The Year of Living Biblically – A.J. Jacobs

The Psychopath Whisperer: The Science of Those without Conscience – Kent A. Kiehl

Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It – Ian Leslie

The Blind Side – Michael Lewis

Heaven – Lisa Miller

Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design – Charles Montgomery

The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books – Azar Nafisi

Dataclysm: Who We Are (When We Think No One’s Looking) – Christian Rudder

Coming of Age on Zoloft – Katherine Sharpe

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind – Scott Stossel

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe – Chris Taylor

Smarter than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better – Clive Thompson

Lonely – Emily White

South Asia

Beloved Strangers – Maria Chaudhuri

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi – William Dalrymple

The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi, 1857 – William Dalrymple

The Beautiful and the Damned – Siddhartha Deb

The Music Room – Namita Devidayal

Pink Sari Revolution – Amana Fontanella-Khan

On the Outside Looking Indian – Rupinder Gill

India Calling – Anand Giridharadas

Suits: A Woman on Wall Street – Nina Godiwalla

Little Princes – Conor Grennan

Leaving India – Minal Hajratwala

Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi – Steve Inskeep

India Becoming – Akash Kapur

Sideways on a Scooter – Miranda Kennedy

Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity – Sam Miller

The Emperor of All Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee

Radio Shangri-La – Lisa Napoli

Ginger and Ganesh – Nani Power

Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within – Gayathri Ramprasad

Walking With the Comrades – Arundhati Roy

Dreaming in Hindi – Katherine Russell

The Girl from Foreign – Sadia Shepard

Sonia Gandhi – Rani Singh

To a Mountain in Tibet – Colin Thubron

First Darling of the Morning: Selected Memories of an Indian Childhood – Thrity Umrigar

Space/Science/NASA

My Dream of Stars – Anousheh Ansari & Homer Hickam

The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission – Jim Bell

The Sun’s Heartbeat – Bob Berman

The End of Night – Paul Bogard

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming – Mike Brown

The Wave – Susan Casey

The Last Man on the Moon – Eugene Cernan & Don Davis

A Man on the Moon – Andrew Chaikin

Geek Sublime: The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty – Vikram Chandra

Carrying the Fire – Michael Collins

Starman – Jamie Doran & Piers Bizony

The Elegant Universe – Brian Greene

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield

Rise of the Rocket Girls – Nathalia Holt

Neutrino Hunters: The Thrilling Chase for a Ghostly Particle to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe – Ray Jawardhana

Sky Walking – Tom Jones

Physics of the Future – Michio Kaku

First Contact – Marc Kaufman

The Disappearing Spoon – Sam Kean

Moon Lander – Thomas Kelly

The Astronaut Wives Club – Lily Koppel

Failure is Not An Option: My Life in Mission Control – Gene Kranz

Apollo 13 – Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger

Constructing Reality – John Marburger

Sex on the Moon – Ben Mezrich

The Emperor of All Maladies – Siddhartha Mukherjee

Riding Rockets – Mike Mullane

The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Nuclear Era – Craig Nelson

Rocket Men – Craig Nelson

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation – Bill Nye

The 4 Percent Universe – Richard Panek

Packing for Mars – Mary Roach

Spacewalker – Jerry L. Ross & John Norberg

Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space – Lynn Scherr

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks – Rebecca Skloot

Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future – Adam Sobel

We Have Capture – Thomas Stafford & Michael Cassutt

Heat – Bill Streever

Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries – Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Pluto Files – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution – Neil deGrasse Tyson & Donald Goldsmith

Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Apollo Moon Missions: The Unsung Heroes – Billy Watkins

Travel

The Language of Baklava – Diana Abu-Jaber

Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City – Mark Adams

Turn Right at Machu Picchu – Mark Adams

The Girl Who Fell to Earth – Sophia Al-Maria

The Lost Girls – Jennifer Baggett, Holly Corbett & Amanda Pressner

Lunch in Paris – Elizabeth Bard

The City of Falling Angels – John Berendt

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity – Katherine Boo

My Accidental Jihad – Krista Bremer

First Come Love, Then Comes Malaria – Eve Brown-Waite

The Best American Travel Writing 2010 – ed. Bill Buford

Keeping the Feast – Paula Butturini

The Forgetting River – Doreen Carvajal

My Life in France – Julia Child & Alex Prud’homme

The Foremost Good Fortune – Susan Conley

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi – William Dalrymple

The Beautiful and the Damned – Siddhartha Deb

Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths – Bruce Feiler

Looking for Class: Days and Nights at Oxford and Cambridge – Bruce Feiler

How to Eat a Small Country – Amy Finley

Undress Me In The Temple of Heaven – Susan Jane Gilman

India Calling – Anand Giridharadas

The Lost City of Z – David Grann

Straphanger – Taras Grescoe

Saved By Beauty – Roger Housden

Burqas, Baseball, and Apple Pie: Being Muslim in America – Ranya Tabari Idliby

India Becoming – Akash Kapur

Sideways on a Scooter – Miranda Kennedy

Without You There Is No Us – Suki Kim

French Milk – Lucy Knisley

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana – Gayle Lemmon

On the Noodle Road – Jen Lin-Liu

The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay – Hooman Majd

Under the Tuscan Sun – Frances Mayes

Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity – Sam Miller

Radio Shangri-La – Lisa Napoli

Riding the Ice Wind – Alastaire Vere Nicoll

Why Homer Matters – Adam Nicolson

Faery Tale – Signe Pike

Dreaming in Hindi – Katherine Russell Rich

Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family – Najla Said

The Caliph’s House: A Year In Casablanca – Tahir Shah

The Woman Who Fell From the Sky – Jennifer Steil

Heat – Bill Streever

A Tiger in the Kitchen – Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

To a Mountain in Tibet – Colin Thubron

Travels in a Thin Country – Sara Wheeler

True Crime

The Gardner Heist – Ulrich Boser

The Man Who Loved Books Too Much – Allison Hoover Bartlett

Green River Killer – Jeff Jensen & Jonathan Cape

Sex on the Moon – Ben Mezrich

The Monster of Florence – Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi

Provenance – Laney Salisbury & Aly Sujo

Flawless – Scott Andrew Selby & Greg Campbell

Winged Obsession – Jessica Speart

Bringing Adam Home – Lee Standiford & Joe Matthews

 
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