NON-FICTION BOOKS I READ IN 2016 πŸ“šπŸ€“πŸ‘©πŸΌβ€πŸ”¬

Even though I rated some of these badly, I don't regret a single one. Knowledge excites me. 😈
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    Sex in the Sea by Marah J. Hardt πŸ¦€πŸ¦‘πŸ™πŸ¦πŸ πŸŸπŸ‘πŸ¬πŸ¦ˆπŸ³πŸ‹
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ "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
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    When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€βš•οΈπŸ₯
    ⭐⭐⭐ Memoir of a neurosurgeon. Some people found it wildly inspiring? I thought it was nice but... not revolutionary...
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    [The Long Journey of Poppie Nongena] by Elsa Joubert πŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦
    ⭐⭐⭐ 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.
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    Chronicles of Old New York by James Roman πŸ—½πŸŒƒ
    ⭐⭐ "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!
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    The Eaves of Heaven by Andrew X. Pham πŸ‡»πŸ‡³
    ⭐⭐⭐ Taught me how little I truly knew about Vietnam.
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    The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€βš•οΈπŸ₯
    ⭐⭐ 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.
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    Roald Dahl: A Biography βœπŸ»πŸ‘΄πŸ»
    ⭐⭐ Just not gripping, I guess.