Non-Fiction

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

I saw a recommendation for Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi on Kelly’s blog (at ksrgmck.wordpress.com). I love reading recipes and trying them out, so I looked for the book at one of my local libraries. They had it and so I borrowed it. I was so […]

The Queen’s English by Bernard C. Lamb

The Queen’s English by Bernard C. Lamb

The Queen’s English by Bernard C. Lamb – And How to Use It. It is a short guide, filled with useful information. Lamb is the President of the Queen’s English Society, so a uniquely qualified person to write a book on Queen’s English. The book […]

English for the natives by Harry Ritchie

English for the natives by Harry Ritchie

English for the natives by Harry Ritchie – Discover the grammar you don’t know you know. I got this book from the library because I wanted to review a bit of grammar, in preparation for a test I’m taking. Well, this book proved to be […]

A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran

A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran

I picked A Short History of Decay by Emil Cioran from the library because I wanted to read something by Cioran. He was a Romanian philosopher and I’ve known about him since I was a teenager, but I haven’t read any of his books. He […]

Educated by Tara Westover

Educated by Tara Westover

Educated by Tara Westover won the Goodreads choice award last year and this is how I found out about this book. I’ve also read a short review for it on Kelly’s blog. I knew I will get annoyed with what is said in the book, […]

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells

I was curious about The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells – Life After Warming. Global warming is something we should be dealing with, but we are not. There are plenty of warnings, from TV shows like Planet Earth or War on Plastic, to just listening […]

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

The Five by Hallie Rubenhold

I was intrigued by The Five by Hallie Rubenhold, a book that has the subtitle: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper. Before reading the book I didn’t know anything about them, not even their names. The only things all five […]

Tamed by Alice Roberts

Tamed by Alice Roberts

I bought Tamed by Alice Roberts – Ten Species That Changed Our World when I was in London for Darwin’s Day, back in February. It was a lovely evening where Richard Dawkins talked and, after that, my husband and I bought a few books, including […]

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle Obama is a book everybody seems to talk about. I didn’t like at all the picture on the front cover. She seems more like a pop star than the former First Lady. Regardless, I was curious and so I reserved it at […]

The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter

The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter

At University I had a fabulous professor of statistics, so that year it was one of the subjects I liked best. By chance I’ve seen a book about statistics, The Art of Statistics by David Spiegelhalter, that was published this year. Thus, I borrowed it […]

12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

I wanted to read 12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson – An Antidote to Chaos after seeing Jordan Peterson in an old Munk Debate. He was arguing against political correctness. His side won with a gain of 6%, but, more than that, he was […]

The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier

The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier

I like Collier’s writing style and I’ve been reading a few books by him. The latest one being The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier, with the subtitle Facing the New Anxieties, a book published last year. Sir Paul Collier is a world-renowned economist, professor […]

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield

The boy who followed his father into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield is a true story, non-fiction book about a son and a father living in concentration camps during the Holocaust. I’ve been reading quite a few books about the Holocaust and this one is one […]

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky

Salt: A World History by Mark Kurlansky… a history of salt in 400+ pages? Seem a bit too much, but it’s not. Salt is fascinating, its history and there are a lot of recipes too. I have to confess I skipped the meat-based recipes as […]

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer is a fantastic book. I’ve enjoyed it as much as I’ve enjoyed the first book in the series, about time travelling to Medieval England. The way he presents the ideas is funny, but also easy […]

The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es

The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es

The Cut Out Girl by Bart van Es – A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found. It won The Costa Book of the Year 2018. In 2014, he began to look into his family’s wartime history, as he was aware that his grandparents […]