Thursday, April 05, 2012

So Many Books...

Receiving new book shipments is one of the best parts of my job. Opening a box of best-sellers and salivating over each one as it comes out of the box feels a little like Christmas morning. Then reality sets in with the realization that I will probably never get around to reading most of them. Even with reading multiple books at once, (listening to one in the car, one on the nightstand, and one on the Kindle and/or iPad), I’ll only get to read a fraction of all the books that interest me. Nonfiction is especially frustrating since many titles are longer and a slower read than most fiction titles, yet there are so many intriguing titles that beckon. Here’s a list of some of the newest nonfiction titles we’ve added to the collection. Maybe some of them will interest you.

Ali in Wonderland : and other tall tales / Ali Wentworth.

American sniper : the autobiography of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history / Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice.

The American way of eating: undercover at Wal-Mart, Applebee's, farm fields and the dinner table / Tracie McMillan.

Below stairs : the classic kitchen maid's memoir that inspired "Upstairs, downstairs" and "Downton Abbey" / Margaret Powell.

Bringing up bébé : one American mother discovers the wisdom of French parenting / Pamela Druckerman.

Coming apart : the state of white America, 1960-2010 / Charles Murray.

Freedom's gardener : James F. Brown, horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in antebellum America / Myra B. Young Armstead.

Gilded lives, fatal voyage : the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world / Hugh Brewster.

The happiness of pursuit : what neuroscience can teach us about the good life / Shimon Edelman.

The ice balloon : S.A. Andrée and the heroic age of arctic exploration / Alec Wilkinson.

The man without a face : the unlikely rise of Vladimir Putin / Masha Gessen.

On an Irish Island/Robert Kanigel

Once upon a secret : my affair with President John F. Kennedy and its aftermath / Mimi Alford.

The power of habit : why we do what we do in life and business / Charles Duhigg.

Quiet : the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking / Susan Cain.

Revolution 2.0 : the power of the people is greater than the people in power : a memoir / Wael Ghonim.

The science of yoga : the risks and the rewards / William J. Broad ; illustrations by Bobby Clennell.

Space chronicles : facing the ultimate frontier / Neil deGrasse Tyson ; edited by Avis Lang.

This will make you smarter : new scientific concepts to improve your thinking / edited by John Brockman ; foreword by David Brooks.

Too big to know : rethinking knowledge now that the facts aren't the facts, experts are everywhere, and the smartest person in the room is the room / David Weinberger.

Unorthodox : the scandalous rejection of my Hasidic roots / Deborah Feldman.

Wanted women : faith, lies, and the war on terror : the lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui / Deborah Scroggins.

We're with nobody : two insiders reveal the dark side of American politics / Alan Huffman, Michael Rejebian.

The world of Downton Abbey / text, Jessica Fellowes ; photography, Nick Briggs ; foreword, Julian Fellowes.