First Month Reading: Nonfiction | Wyatt’s World

The start of 2013 promises many things, with twelve new months for reading among them. Here are four nonfiction books to look forward to in January (plus one that came out very late in December, but shouldn’t be missed).

  • On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks by Simon Garfield (Gotham)
  • Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road by William Least Heat-Moon (Little, Brown and Company)
  • Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned The Tide in the Second World War by Paul Kennedy (Random House)
  • The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People by Neil Shubin (Pantheon)
  • Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City, a WWII Spy, and a True Story of Deadly Adventure by Christopher S. Stewart (Harper)
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Neal Wyatt About Neal Wyatt

Neal Wyatt compiles LJ's online feature Wyatt's World and is the author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Nonfiction (ALA Editions, 2007). She is a collection development and readers' advisory librarian from Virginia. Those interested in contributing to The Reader's Shelf should contact her directly at