NON-FICTION BOOKS I READ IN 2016 📚🤓👩🏼🔬
Even though I rated some of these badly, I don't regret a single one. Knowledge excites me. 😈
- •Sex in the Sea by Marah J. Hardt 🦀🦑🐙🦐🐠🐟🐡🐬🦈🐳🐋⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Our intimate connection with sex-changing fish, romantic lobsters, kinky squid, and other salty erotica of the deep." Seriously fun and informative. THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT SEX IN THE SEA
- •When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi 👨🏽⚕️🏥⭐⭐⭐ Memoir of a neurosurgeon. Some people found it wildly inspiring? I thought it was nice but... not revolutionary...
- •[The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena] by Elsa Joubert 🇿🇦⭐⭐⭐ A novelised biography of the many forced journeys of one black woman who lived during Apartheid. A very old book so it had some biases.
- •Chronicles of Old New York by James Roman 🗽🌃⭐⭐ "Exploring Manhattan's landmark neighbourhoods". NYC is my favourite city so I had to request this for review. A little disappointing really, but some interesting bits. I definitely saved the walking tours for the next time I visit!
- •The Eaves of Heaven by Andrew X. Pham 🇻🇳⭐⭐⭐ Taught me how little I truly knew about Vietnam.
- •The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks 👨🏻⚕️🏥⭐⭐ It took me months to finish reading it and I was honestly (blasphemously) unimpressed. The material is old, and the philosophy superficial. I know Dr Sacks was a great man for medicine and education, but the book is over-hyped.
- •Roald Dahl: A Biography ✍🏻👴🏻⭐⭐ Just not gripping, I guess.