Category Archives: Adult Non-Fiction

Travel Goals

By Lonely Planet Be inspired and empowered by this collection of transformative travel experiences. From sleeping under the stars or learning a new craft, to more ambitious challenges like taking a big trip alone, helping to rebuild a community or saving an endangered species, this is your essential companion to a life well-lived. Each experience […]

Effin’ Birds : A Field Guide to Identification

By Aaron Reynolds Have you ever looked a bird dead in the eye and wondered what it was thinking? With Effin’ Birds, the most eagerly anticipated new volume in the noble avocation of bird identification, you can venture into nature with confidence. This farcical field guide will help you identify over 200 birds, but more […]

Maths on the Back of an Envelope: Clever Ways to (Roughly) Calculate Anything

By Rob Eastaway A great, engaging, book, both for those with an interest in mathematics and also for readers who would like to feel a bit more confident with numbers. It contains lots of thought-provoking content, including how most of the numbers that quoted to us in the news are, in fact, estimates. The content […]

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

By Bill Bryson Bill Bryson, best selling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. This book will leave you laughing, shaking your head or maybe even both on every single page. No matter your level of scientific knowledge, Bryson’s eye […]

Cilka’s Journey

By Heather Morris Still thinking about Heather Morris’ harrowing and compelling story of “The Tattoosit of Auschwitz” well after you’ve put it down? Then read the true heartbreaking sequel based on Cilka Klein who is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long […]


By David Sedaris If laugh-out-loud stories of dysfunctional families and the onset of middle-age are your kind of read, then you absolutely need David Sedaris in your life. Loosely based around the lake house that Sedaris buys, and the family gatherings that ensue there, Calypso is a real treat. Inter-mixed with tales of shopping trips […]