The Vagina Bible by Jennifer Gunter

The author, who also happens to be an OB/GYN, is a magicial knowledge giver that we have all been missing out on for a long time. Her humor and enthusiasm for educating, for medicine and for science is undeniable, and shines through her teachings. Her writing isn’t a bunch of scientific drivel that no one… Continue reading The Vagina Bible by Jennifer Gunter

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

Let’s start off by saying that this is a non-fiction book about how the Oxford English Dictionary was created. It is fascinating as far as I’m concerned (a friend of mine and my sister also agree.) It was such a grand undertaking and I for one appreciate the dedication of the people who helped create… Continue reading The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester

The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

I DEVOURED this book in one day. This non-fiction book is so over the top that it almost seems improbable. The combination of mystery, ornithology, biology, and obsession is just wonderful. To protect them from Hitler’s bombers, the curators secreted Wallace’s and Darwin’s bird skins in unmarked lorries to manors and mansions throughout the English… Continue reading The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

This is a book about the Los Angeles Public Library, borrowed from a Miami-Dade Public Library. [a nationwide drive to gather books for army reading rooms, military hospitals, and training camps.] By March 1942, the Victory Book Campaign had amassed more than six million books and had begun distributing them to troops across the country… Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

This non-fiction book by Rebecca Skloot is one of the most fascinating books I've ever read. If science and people interest you then this is a no brainer. The story is about a black woman named Henrietta Lacks (HeLa) whose cells turned out to be exactly what science needed, a miracle. Her cells (taken from… Continue reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot