Category Archives: History

On the Map, by Simon Garfield; Because I Said So!, by Ken Jennings; Consider The Fork, by Bee Wilson

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Three non-fiction books.

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Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan; Just My Type, by Simon Garfield

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A fiction adventure that will make you want to learn about typography, and a non-fiction book to teach you about it.

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot: 5/5

Good for: Everybody (old enough to be interested). This book is excellent in so many ways: it draws you into its human story; it teaches you about science, biology, and medicine …

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