Non-Fiction

Reviews of books in this genre:

The Science of Everyday Life by

This isn’t the sort of book I’d normally pick up in audio format, as it’s so short (at four hours). Even in paperback it would be a slim thing coming in at only 224 pages. It does make it quick to get through though. As it was available on an offer though, I took the – Read the rest of this review

Humble Pi by

It took me a while to get through this, I just wasn’t in the mood at times and it wasn’t so good that I found myself drawn in. The book is also split into many small annecdotes rather than larger, more in-depth stories. It feels more like a series of newspaper columns that have been – Read the rest of this review

The Idiot Brain by

Our brains are amazing things. They’re how we perceieve the world. What we forgot is they exist separate from the world, isolated in a bone box. Everything they experience is fed to them tiny input channels: sight, sound, smell, etc. This book tries to explain some of how it works. And offers some reasons for – Read the rest of this review

Educated by

I remember this one coming up on a lot of best-of lists (including those of Obama and Bill Gates), and I’m very glad I added it to my TBR pile. I will start by saying this is not an easy read — it’s dark in a lot of places, and each time you think we’re – Read the rest of this review