The Man Who Invented Christmas by Les Standiford

I was looking for one last non-fiction book for the year to make it an even 12—a lot for me, and I’ve been in the mood for Christmas reading, if you haven’t noticed from my last few posts. Which led me to The Man Who Invented Christmas. No, Charles Dickens …

Not Your White Jesus by Sheri Faye Rosendahl

Not Your White Jesus is a difficult book to write about. Rosendahl makes some good points about Jesus and how he dealt with people throughout the New Testament. However, her tone and slang are totally off-putting. I definitely like Rosendahl’s main message. When asked what the greatest of the commandments was, Jesus responded, …

The Lady in the Cellar by Sinclair McKay

In general, true crimes don’t interest me. Give me a fictional and a quirky fictional detective who will definitely solve the case and I’m usually happy. However, this year I’ve been trying to broaden my reading habits to include more non-fiction and classics. The Lady in the Cellar is a …

American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic by Victoria Johnson

I have to thank Katie at Doing Dewey and her Nonfiction Reading Challenge for encouraging me to read more non-fiction this year. This is the 9th non-fiction book I’ve read this year, which is the most since Amber was little and I’d read aloud to her. We used to read …

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan

I was actually at Lakeside Chautauqua on Lake Erie for a week earlier this summer. I’ve lived in Ohio most of my life and even if we don’t go up to Lake Erie often, it’s still part of our state identity, if that makes sense, which is why The Death …