Every now and then, non-fiction makes it into my reading list. Usually its biology, animal or autobiography. I won’t torture you by including my textbooks. Favorite authors by far are David Quammen for science, and Patricia McConnell for dog training. I’ve read/own many of their books, but am not doing reviews until I re-read.

The Dirt on Clean by Katherine Ashenburg

The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

BITCHfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of BITCH Magazine

The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes by Justina Blakeney

The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum

How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America by Otis Webb Brawley, M.D. with Paul Goldberg

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Carmon & Knizhnik

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Better Living Through Birding by Christian Cooper

Drawing Blood by Molly Crabapple

The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

Suppose a Sentence by Brian Dillon

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From the Making of the Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

Fodor’s Travel InFocus: Florida Keys (2017)

Fodor’s Essential Hawaii (2021)

The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum by Richard Fortey

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World by Jeff Goodell

Bullshit Jobs: A Theory by David Graber

Chasing Bats and Tracking Rats: Urban Ecology, Community Science, and How We Share Our Cities by Cylita Guy

Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell by Alexandra Horowitz

Wild Neighbors: The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife by the Humane Society of the United States

Reef Creature Identification by Paul Humann and Ned Deloach

The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman

The Passive Solar House: The Complete Guide to Heating and Cooling Your Home by James Kachadorian

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

The Trauma Cleaner by Sarah Krasnostein

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson

No Time to Spare by Ursula K. Le Guin

Drug Dealer, MD by Anna Lembke

Interior Desecrations: Hideous homes from the horrible ’70s by James Lileks

The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth and Power  by Deidre Mask

Redefining Realness by Janet Mock

Community/Public Health Nursing by Mary Nies and Melanie McEwen

Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe

National Geographic Traveler: Miami and the Keys (2016)

The Catch Me If You Can One Woman’s Journey to Every Country in the World by Jessica Nabongo

Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital by David Oshinsky

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen

Gulp. Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

Ocean Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of the World Under the Sea by Julia Rothman

Bird Brains by Candace Savage

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton

Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the American Meal by Eric Schlosser

American Pain by John Temple

The Universe Doesn’t Give a Flying Fuck About You by Johnny B. Truant

Eats Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne Truss

Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry by Christie Wilcox

What Einstein Told His Cook: Kitchen Science Explained by Robert L. Wolke

I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us by Ed Yong

We Were Feminists Once by Andi Zeisler

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