Book Club Books / Karen / Nonfiction / Nonfiction Book Club / Science

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

This title was discussed at the Bartlett Library’s non-fiction book discussion on February 22, 2016. Stiff is, simply put, a book about dead bodies and how we, in this country, treat and feel about them.  Reading about such taboo subjects as decomposition and dissection made for a lively discussion! Highlights included: Whether or not you would … Continue reading

Award Winning / Lisa / Nonfiction

The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley

On many international education tests the United States scores below average for the world’s developed countries; especially in the subjects of science and math. In The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, Amanda Ripley looks at the education systems of the countries that scored highest on the PISA (Programme for … Continue reading

Carrie / Reading Lists

Listen In

  Summer reading starts today! This year’s theme is Have Book, Will Travel. Audiobooks are perfect for travel. I’m a big fan of audiobooks, and I have a few favorite narrators. If you’re looking for great voices, look no further than this list! Here are a few selections from narrator Scott Brick. Shut Your Eyes … Continue reading