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August 28: Back to School/Learning Freebie (in honor of school starting back up soon, come up with your own topic that fits the theme of school or learning! Books that take place at school/boarding school/during study abroad, books you read in school, textbooks you liked/didn’t like, non-fiction books you loved or want to read, etc.)

Here’s some of my favorite educational books. Not all are nonfiction, but they all have something to offer. Never stop learning!

  1. Kitchen Confidential; Anthony Bourdain. Maybe more than you want to know about the restaurant business.

2. Short History of Nearly Everything; Bill Bryson. What’s on the label.

3. Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race; Reni Eddo-Lodge. Includes a well researched section on the history of racism in England, among other eye-openers.

4. Star of the North; D.B. John. Though fictional, this seems as well researched as it can be.

5. Darius the Great is Not Okay; Adib Khorram. A lot of information about Farsi, Iran, and depression.

6. Genius in Disguise; Thomas Kunkel. A lot about the Ross and The New Yorker, but also about the publishing business.

7. The Best American Essays; Joyce Carol Oates. Though I didn’t like all of the essays, several were slices of the past, informative and impactful.

8. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry; Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. A brief overview of a complicated topic.


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

10 responses »

  1. FranL says:

    I haven’t read any of these yet but I’m definitely interested in a few of them. I did something similar-ish this week:

  2. Jessie says:

    Great list, Caitlin! I’m especially interested in reading The Short History of Nearly Everything and Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race.

  3. I haven’t read any of these but I’m really interested in checking out Kitchen Confidential. I really liked Anthony Bourdain.

  4. Shaz says:

    “Never stop learning!” Totally agree with this! 🙂 Darius the Great is Not Okay is on my TBR!

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