Book Bounty

I had some Christmas gift card money burning a hole in my pocket so I did a bit of shopping and wanted to show you what I got.

The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World by Andrea Wulf. This is the nonfiction account of Alexander von Humboldt who was the most famous scientist of his age, a visionary German naturalist and polymath whose discoveries forever changed the way we understand the natural world.

The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women by Kate Moore. The incredible true story of the women heroes who were exposed to radium in factories across the U.S. in the early 20th century, and their brave and groundbreaking battle to strengthen workers’ rights, even as the fatal poison claimed their own lives.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. Over the last half-billion years, there have been Five mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around, the cataclysm is us.

Devotions by Mary Oliver. I talked about starting this collection last year but I had it as a Kindle read and I just can’t do poetry on a kindle. I want the physical book so I can go back and forth. I love Mary Oliver’s writing so I’m very excited to add this book to my collection.

Yes, I decided to go for nonfiction reads and a poetry book because I realize last year I only read two nonfiction books and would like to read a bit more this year. Also, like in the case of poetry, I do prefer the nonfiction reads to be physical books. I’m waiting on another book (that one is fiction) but it’s been on back order so I should receive that next in the next week or two.

Anyway I’m very excited about all of these because I’ve read some great reviews of all. Let me know if you’ve read any of these as well. Now to decide which one to pick up first. Happy weekend!

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