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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!
- 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.