BOOK REVIEWS IN 25 WORDS OR LESS
Looking for the perfect book to take to the beach, on the plane, or just to curl up with on the couch? These mini book reviews will tell you everything you need to know to decide if it's the right read for you! Want to know more? Click the book to read a more in-depth review.
The Lost City of Z by David Grann
An edge-of-your-seat adventure into the Amazon following the footsteps of the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett who disappeared in 1925.
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
What begins as a search for worldly goods, turns into a meditation on the transforming power of giving in to your destiny and dreams.
The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
If humans just disappeared, what would happen to the land, the cities, the ocean, the climate, our garbage, our art?
Starbucked by Taylor Clark
The story of how coffeehouse culture changed everyday life in North America and — as much as we hate to admit it — Starbucks led the way.
Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill
Fascinating first hand account of what life inside the little-known, terrifying world of Scientology is really like by David Miscavige's niece.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
Perfect for writers and creatives, this will give you the motivation to kick procrastination in the butt!
In 1898, explorer Ewart Grogan set out to be the very first (British) man to cross Africa. Author Julian Smith follows in Grogan's epic footsteps.
Gang Leader For A Day by Sudhir Venkatesh
Graduate student gives insider insight into the hierarchy of the gang that runs one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects .
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A complex gothic painting in words that takes you from a hidden library, through the streets of 1945 Barcelona, and into a dark mystery.
Conversational, hilarious, and unapologetic, Bryson takes you to some of the most unique and interesting parts of Britain. Slightly inappropriate, highly entertaining.
Master Thieves: The Boston Gangsters Who Pulled Off the World's Greatest Art Heist by Stephen Kurkjian
Investigations, theories, blunders, and complex web of the Boston mafia that all contributed to the famed Gardner Museum heist that took place 25 years ago.
The Social Life Of Ink by Ted Bishop
Cutthroat world of pen patents to social rankings of ink stones to bloodstained texts in the Middle East. A love affair with the medium.
Well-researched travel tale about the fascinating history and mystery of Machu Picchu. Contains entertaining characters and vivid descriptions that inspires adventure.
Loot: The Battle Over The Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World by Sharon Waxman
Who does history belong to? Full of mystery, intrigue and conspiracy, this book gives insight into the complicated issues surrounding the antiquities trade.
The Swerve: How The World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt
A journey though antiquity to the moment that the rediscovery of an epic poem in 1417 helped usher in the modern age.
How to stop spending time you don't have with people you don't like, doing things you don't want to do. You will laugh out loud!
Hot Art by Joshua Knelman
Dive into the lives of professional art thieves and the people that chase them. Stolen art is the largest black market in the world!
Two adventurers trek from one end of the Amazon river to the other dealing with jungle weather, bugs, injuries and mysteries.
Shin escaped from a North Korean prison camp — a world of suspicion, hate, and horror. The book is a heartbreaking, eyeopening, and shocking true story.