Oct 4, 2015

Sunday Salon: Nonfiction Reads

Welcome to the Sunday Salon where bloggers share their reading each week. Visit The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer.

I have been reading nonfiction, thanks to ARCs received recently. Enjoying them too. I must blame it on the cooler weather that I have become interested in these more serious reads.
The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge by Matt Ridley, to be released October 27, 2015 by Harper.
The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.
Hubris by Alistair Horne, to be released November 17, 2015 by Harper
The legendary historian and author of A Savage War of Peace and The Price of Glory distills a lifetime’s study to reflect on six critical battles that changed the course of the twentieth century.

And some new fiction on the shelf:
Hunters in the Dark: A Novel by Lawrence Osborne, to be released January 20, 2015 by Hogarth
Adrift in Cambodia, Robert Grieve – pushing thirty and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher – decides to go AWOL. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future. 
The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom, to be published November 10, 2015 by Harper
Mitch Albom creates a magical world through his love of music in this remarkable new novel about the power of talent to change our lives

This is the epic story of Frankie Presto—the greatest guitar player who ever lived—and the six lives he changed with his six magical blue strings

I am also reading a library book, a Danish mystery novel about scientists and research on vaccines and immunology.
The Arc of the Swallow by S.J. Gazan,  published April 7, 2015 by Quercus. 
In The Arc of the Swallow, maverick police detective Søren Marhauge returns in an perilous investigation that reveals a profit-motivated conspiracy involving the upper reaches of Big Pharma, government and academia.

That's all for this week. I have other library books and only hope I'll have the time!


  1. I think non-fiction is really good, every now and then :) And reading more 'serious' books is a different kind of challenge, too. I'm glad you're enjoying your new arrivals :)
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. Non fiction is something I don't tend to read but I have come across a few that looked interesting that I want to check out. Have a great week.

    Megan @ reading away the days

  3. I love the look of the Arc of the Swallow, worth investigating. I do like non-fiction, I am currently reading a book about what will happen to the world after we've gone!

    Have a good week!

  4. Quite an array there. I have to admit I don't read non-fiction if I can help it though I have friends who read nothing but!

  5. I hadn't heard of Arc of the Swallow yet, but definitely will have to seek it out. Love me a good Danish mystery. :)

  6. Off to add Evolution of Everything to my wish list. Thank you!


  7. I haven't read any nonfiction in a while, other than memoirs. I am endlessly fascinated with those....but your books look very good. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  8. I haven;t read any non-fiction for a while, at least that I remember - other than a cookbook or two, unless you count THUG NOTES.

  9. I enjoy non-fiction too, but don't make enough time to read it. Happy Sunday!

  10. Harvee, I have the new Mitch Albom book as well. Enjoy your Sunday!

  11. I've come to enjoy nonfiction more and more. I got Hunters in the Dark and can't wait to dig into it.

  12. I am curious about Mitch Albom's new book. I will probably buy it because I usually enjoy his books. Enjoy all of your books and have a great week.

  13. I would be quite interested in reading Hubris as well. Enjoy your reading!

  14. Interesting coincidence that the first book sets out to dispel the "myth that we can command and control our world" and the next book is called "Hubris"! Looks like a good combination. :)

  15. Hubris by Alistair Horne looks good

  16. Nice covers!!

    They all look like good reads...ENJOY!!

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  17. I haven't heard of all of these, but they do all look interesting! Hop you enjoy them!
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