America (The Book) by Jon Stewart

First Published: 18 May 2004 Format: Audiobook Genre: Nonfiction, Satire, History Rating: Find this book on goodreads So-so satire in textbook format; avoid audiobook, try physical instead In America (The Book), Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff offer their insights into our unique system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and … Continue reading America (The Book) by Jon Stewart

Spoiler Alert: You’re Gonna Die by Korttany Finn and Jacquie Purcell

First Published: 30 November 2015 Format: E-Book Genre: Non Fiction Rating: Goodreads Profile **I received this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. A big thank you Booktrope for the opportunity.** Your Questions about Death Answered. Very enjoyable Q&A with a coroner detailing just about everything you want to know about the death … Continue reading Spoiler Alert: You’re Gonna Die by Korttany Finn and Jacquie Purcell

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

First Published: 16 June 2015 Format: Audiobook Genre: Non Fiction, Humor Rating: Goodreads Profile Non fiction with touches of comedy. Best for those looking for romance via the internet (good tips and tricks), but good for those simply interested in what Aziz has to offer. Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg introduce modern romance to their … Continue reading Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg

The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

First published: 1973 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Based on a True Story My Star Rating: BLUF: Good for those who like to know the background of all players and enjoy true crime that reads like a novel. Plot: The Onion Field is a nonfiction account of the kidnappings of Officers Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger … Continue reading The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

First published: January 1st, 2008 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Book at the Bottom of Your "To Read" List My Star Rating: BLUF: This isn’t a self-help book, it’s an OpEd/Pop Science piece. “Success is not a random act. It arises out of a predictable and powerful set of circumstances and opportunities …” Plot: Outliers follows … Continue reading Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom

First published: January 1st, 2013 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Book with Antonyms in the Title My Star Rating: BLUF: Pass on this. This book discusses morality, but will not bring you much insight into the origins of good and evil, as the title suggests. When you title a book “Just Babies: The Origins of Good … Continue reading Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil by Paul Bloom

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

First published: May 6th, 2003 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Nonfiction Book My Star Rating: BLUF: Pick this up. Plot: A Short History of Nearly Everything is exactly as its’ title suggests. This text takes us from the beginning of time to our current position – all in laymen terms. Topics include: The solar system, geology, … Continue reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats by Ann Earle

First published: March 31st, 1995 My Star Rating: This book is very informative and is aimed to educate elementary school children about bats. There was a strong influence on the ways that humans can accidentally cause bats to die in this book and my 9 year old nephew was a little sensitive to these facts … Continue reading Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats by Ann Earle

The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year by Matt McCarthy

First Published: April 7th, 2015 My Star Rating: BLUF: Humorous insight into another’s profession and/or the difficult years of being an intern/resident. Let me start out with acknowledging that the author isn’t always truthful in his accounts and has a history of embellishing his stories with events that didn’t actually happen. If you’re looking for … Continue reading The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year by Matt McCarthy

Welcome to the Real World by Lauren Berger

First Published: April 22nd, 2014 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Book Written By Someone Under 30 My Star Rating: BLUF: Good guide for those looking for or starting their first job. For those on the job a year or more, you will get a few great tips, but this is a guide, not a self-improvement book. … Continue reading Welcome to the Real World by Lauren Berger