Sarah (reference) – Dreamland: the True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones – Journalist Quinones excellent non-fictional account looks at the history of opium and poppy use in the U.S. Well done; informative and interesting.
Franklin (circulation) – The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt – Really good. Kenji used to be with America’s Test Kitchen, and he’s now with Serious Eats. It’s wonderful for those interested in food science.
Ali (reference) – The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison – Thoughtful, beautifully written, deeply insightful essays on empathy and understanding the disappointing, painful, quiet, elated, moving parts of the human condition.
Natasha (circulation) – The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer – I’ll finish it. It’s more about her life than about the actual “art of asking.”
Shannon (circulation) – The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination by Richard Mabey – Pretty cool. As a docent at the Conservatory of Flowers, I’ve been really interested in books on plants!
Shane (circulation) – Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham – First 10 pages were dull, but now I’m getting into it. Definitely worth your while.