BBH: Books I Got For Christmas

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The Book Blogger Hop Question for this week is:
28th – January 3rd – Did you get any books for Christmas? If so, name the titles.

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As a matter of fact I bought myself books for Christmas. My husband and I decided we’d buy our own gifts this year so I ordered books from (referral link) (there is a .com version for you US visitors) and got 14 books for only $53!! I also spent some Hanukkah money on books at Chapters and got 5 more.

Books I Got for Christmas

From Top To Bottom

Touching a Nerve by Patricia S. Churchland – narrative by a neurophilospher about neuroscience and philosophy

Beyond Infinity by Eugenia Gheng – regarding the outer limits of mathematics (infinity)

Body of Truth by Harriet Brown – How science, history and culture drive our obsession with weight and what we can do about it

Grunt by Mary Roach – The curious science of humans at war (I love Mary Roach!)

Neurologic by Eliezer J. Sternberg – The brain’s hidden rationale behind our irrational behaviour

Genius at Play by Siobhan Roberts – About John Horton Conway – a mathematician

The Birth of the Pill by Jonathon Eig – How four crusaders reinvented sex and launched a revolution

Missing Mother by Barbara Bracht Donsky – memoir of thinking her mother vanished (when she really died) and trying to figure out where she went all those years

Beyond the Pale by Emily Urquhart – about raising a daughter with albinism

Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher – memoir by the actress who played Princess Leia

The Lucky Years by David B. Agus, MD – about new discoveries in science that could be normal soon

Finding Yourself in the Kitchen by Dana Velden – Kitchen meditations and inspired recipes from a mindful cook

It Takes a School by Jonathon Starr – extraordinary story of an American school in the world’s #1 failed state

Forgiving My Daughter’s Killer by Kat Grosmaire – just what it sounds like

Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari – just what it sounds like

Chilled by Tom Jackson – how refrigeration changed the world

Part of the Pride by Kevin Richardson – My life among the Big Cats of Africa

Struck by Genius by Jason Padgett – how a brain injury made me a mathematical marvel

The Fifty Year Mission by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross – all about Star Trek from the Next Generation to JJ Abrams.

Would you want to read any of these?

About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.