Under the Banner of Heaven & Into Thin Air: John Krakauer
Garlic & Sapphires: Ruth Reichl (about being the NY times food critic)
Lost Daughters of China: Karin Evans (about the Chinese adoption phenomenon)
The Ethical Brain: Michael Gazzaniga (healthcare law is a minor hobby that I keep up with and I thought this was interesting from a policy perspective since I’m usually reading about the law side of developments)
The Science of Good and Evil: Michael Shermer (morality and human beings)
Friday Night Lights (about football in small Texas towns)
I’m working my way through Collapse (Jared Diamond) and have Guns, Germs & Steel (same) under my table right now. I do like Collapse though I’ve heard it’s slower reading than Guns, Germs & Steel.
I usually have about 10 books going at once and I’ve been slacking off on a lot of the non-fiction on my floor so I’m determined to read at least 5 of my abandoned books before buying any more.