Requested by @dhgriffin
  1. The Trials of Laura Fair by Carole Haber
    Sex, murder, and insanity in the Victorian West: "Haber goes beyond the trial transcripts and tabloid newspaper coverage of the infamous late-nineteenth-century Laura Fair murder trials to explain the significance of reinvention and reputation for those migrating to the American West." -American Historical Review
  2. The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
    "Enter the mysterious intelligent alien world of the octopus. Experience a real intelligence based on a sense of touch that humans can barely imagine." -Tempe Grandin
  3. The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
    "At last, one of the best nonfiction writers alive today has assembled his thoughts on religion into a characteristically elegant book." -Steven Pinker, Harvard University
  4. In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
    "Apart from its enormous scientific value, [it's] absolutely fascinating to read as a story of discovery."
  5. The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins
    Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design
  6. Dead Wake by Erik Larson
    The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
  7. The Hot Zone
    If you haven't read this book, read it! It's one of my all-time favorite books. Fascinating look at the origins of and mystery around Ebola.