Join the summer reading program and grab some great nonfiction!
- Markopolos and his team investigated Bernie Madoff for years and called for his arrest long before he was “investigated” by the SEC.
- I am a dog rescue person and have had numerous fosters from puppy mills (another timely topic!). This book relates both the horror that these dogs go through as well as the hope for a healthy and loved future that some are granted.
Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland, by Jeff Biggers
- Beautifully written! Details the sad legacy of coal mining on the people and the land, where I am from in Southern Illinois.
Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy, by Melissa Milgrom
- This book is entertaining, enthralling, and fascinating and yes, it is about taxidermy. Milgrom reminds me of Mary Roach.
- A review of a recent history as well as convincing argument that the issues raised in the 1950s and 1960s are still in need of addressing today. I love the way Collins writes.
The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, by Natalie Angier
- Science made accessible by a Pulitzer-winning science writer. Not only is this book accessible, but it is funny too! A great read!
- One of my all time favorite scientific heroines. Her story thrills, angers, amazes and saddens me.
Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers, by Mary Roach
- Roach has a gift of taking on those subjects that make you say “ew, gross!” and turning them into books that you can’t put down.