Tag Archives: nonfiction

In Search of Elsewhere, by Steve McCurry

Subtitled: Unseen Images The cover of this photography book is so striking that I had to check it out from my library on the very first day I was let back inside to browse. The book is mostly made up … Continue reading

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Leave Only Footprints, by Conor Knighton (audio)

Subtitled: My Acadia-to-Zion Journey Through Every National Park After Knighton and his fiancé broke up not long before their wedding, he was searching for a project that would help take him out of his head while still allowing him to … Continue reading

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What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat, by Aubrey Gordon

This is a book about anti-fat bias and the pervasiveness of fat-shaming, diet culture, and discrimination in our society. Let me start by saying something very, very honest: Reading books like this one make me want to claw my skin … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Why I Don’t Read Diet Books

I love health, nutrition, and fitness books that focus on science and aren’t trying to sell diets, but miraculous, cure-all diet books? No. Sometimes, though, I check them out from the library for a particular reason and have to skim … Continue reading

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Becoming Odyssa, by Jennifer Pharr Davis

Subtitled: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail. In 2005, Pharr Davis was just out of college and not sure what to do with her life. All she knew was that she wanted to hike the entire Appalachian Trail, solo, and … Continue reading

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Off Menu, by Nell McShane Wulhart (audio)

Subtitled: The Secret Science of Food & Dining From GoodReads: “Off Menu is a charming, fun-fact-filled deep dive into the little-known science of food and dining: why we eat what we eat, the nuances of our experience of taste and … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – All the Nonfiction

It’s no secret that I haven’t really felt like reading lately. I’ve hardly read a thing since Rhythm of War came out in November, and none of what I have read – with one nonfiction exception – has made much … Continue reading

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The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness, by Sarah Ramey

From Goodreads: Sarah Ramey recounts the decade-long saga of how a seemingly minor illness in her senior year of college turned into a prolonged and elusive condition that destroyed her health but that doctors couldn’t diagnose or treat. Worse, as … Continue reading

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Run to the Finish, by Amanda Brooks (audio)

Subtitled: The Everyday Runner’s Guide to Avoiding Injury, Ignoring the Clock, and Loving the Run This is a nonfiction book about being a “middle of the pack” runner: how to enjoy being an average runner while avoiding injury, burnout, and … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – More Abandoned

So…I’ve now abandoned two books this month. I cull many, many books after the first few pages or even the first few chapters, but I don’t consider a book abandoned unless I make a great effort to get into it … Continue reading

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