Book Review: How to Bake Pi by Eugenia Cheng

Title: How to Bake Pi: An Edible Exploration of the Mathematics of Mathematics Author:Eugenia Cheng Genre: Nonfiction, Science, Mathematics, Food and Drink, Cookbook Publisher: Basic Books Goodreads Summary: What is math? How exactly does it work? And what do three siblings trying to share a cake have to do with it? In How to Bake Pi, math…

Book Review: Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews

Title: Red Sparrow (Book 1) Author: Jason Matthews Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Russia Publisher: Scribner Goodreads Summary: In today’s Russia, dominated by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, state intelligence officer Dominika Egorova struggles to survive in the cast-iron bureaucracy of post-Soviet intelligence. Drafted against her will to become a “Sparrow,” a trained seductress…

Book Review: The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Title: The Dresden Files Series Author: Jim Butcher Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Fiction, Paranormal, Magic Publisher: Penguin ROC Goodreads Summary: Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for…

Book Review: Girl in Disguise by Greer Macallister

Title: Girl in Disguise Author: Greer Macallister Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Fiction, Adult Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark Published: March 21, 2017 Page Amount: 320 pages Goodreads Summary: For the first female Pinkerton detective, respect is hard to come by. Danger, however, is not. In the tumultuous years of the Civil War, the streets of Chicago offer a…

Book Review: Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

Title: Welcome to Night Vale Author: Joseph Fink Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Humor Publisher: Harer Perennial Published: October 20, 2015 Page Amount: 421 pages Goodreads Summary: Night Vale is a small desert town where all the conspiracy theories you’ve ever heard are actually true. It is here that the lives of two women, with…

Book Review: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking

Title: The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well Author: Meik Wiking Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help, Psychology, Denmark, Adult, Health, Travel, Philosophy, Reference Publisher: Penguin UK Published: November 16, 2016 Page Amount: 240 pages Goodreads Summary:You know hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa…

Book Review: The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin

Title: The Three Body Problem Author: Liu Cixin and Ken Liu (Translator) Genre: Science Fiction, China Publisher: Tor Books Published: November 11, 2014 Page Amount: 400 pages Goodreads Summary: The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple award winning phenomenon from China’s most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin. Set against…

Book Review: All The Birds In The Sky by Charlie Jane Anders

Title: All The Birds In The Sky Author: Charlie Jane Anders Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Magical Realism, Magic Publisher: Tor Books Published: January 26, 2016 Page Amount: 320 pages Goodreads Summary: Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead didn’t expect to see each other again, after parting ways under mysterious circumstances during high school. After…

Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

Title: Origin (Robert Langdon #5) Author: Dan Brown Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Historical Thriller Publisher: Doubleday Books Published: October 3, 2017 Page Amount: 461 pages Goodreads Summary: Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will…

Book Review: All The President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

Title: All The President’s Men: The Greatest Reporting Story of All Time Author: Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward Genre: History, Nonfiction, Politics, Writing, Journalism, American History Publisher: Simon Schuster Published: June 3, 2014 Page Amount: 368 pages Goodreads Summary: This is the book that changed America. Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Menrevealed…

Book Review: The Obelisk Gate by NK Jemisin

Title: The Obelisk Gate (Broken Earth 2) Author: NK Jemisin Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia Publisher: Orbit Published: August 18, 2016 Page Amount: 448 pages Goodreads Summary: The season of endings grows darker as civilization fades into the long cold night. Alabaster Tenring – madman, world-crusher, savior – has returned with a mission: to train…

Book Review: The Nasty Bits by Anthony Bourdain

Title: The Nasty Bits: Collected Varietal Cuts, Usable Trim, Scraps, and Bones Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Food and Drink, Nonfiction, Cooking, Memoir, Travel, Biography, Autobiography, Food Writing Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Published: May 16, 2006 Page Amount: 288 pages Goodreads Summary: Bestselling chef and No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain has never been one to pull punches. In The Nasty…