Sporadic Reading | Wyatt’s World

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Nonfiction, poetry, and short story collections to focus your busiest days

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, December 20, 2013

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An addictive read about exploring, National Geographic photographs, a new work on Junipero Serra, a concise look at Common Core Standards, The Geek’s Guide to Dating, the contributions of George Washington, a look at divorce

Reading To Remember & Honor the Life of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela | Wyatt’s World

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Resources for President Mandela’s life story and the history of South Africa

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, December 13, 2013

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Eastern Europe, Mozart, American houses, jockey Isaac Burns Murphy, George & Wendy Rodrigue, writers’ scandalous romantic lives, Middle-earth, football and science, the 1964 New York World’s Fair, whiskey, Albert Camus

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, December 6, 2013

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A multifaceted view of the dandy, Auerbach revisited, lovers of Anchorman may flock to this work, Chekhov’s insights can be tiring, a veteran wine writer divulges more secrets, Correspondence between Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud, Fuchs rambles (sometimes escaping) from Mayan and Mixtec barrios, memoir from Gilden camping in the USSR, poets’ Deep Gossip, Prager on how to negotiate a fare on auto rickshaws and taxis, Carter’s Swann’s Way is an unprecedented and laudable intellectual feat, why van Gogh was repetitious, essential Rebeck plays, Shapiro’s perils and pleasures, New York gets a “Big City Food Biography,” Weegee for all collections

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, November 15, 2013

Most borrowed books, November 15, 2013.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, November 15, 2013

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A hard-rockin’ look at Metallica, The Worlds of Sholem Aleichem, a visually appealing guide for accomplished bartenders and newcomers alike, a firsthand account from Jawhariyyeh, a Paleo primer, read smarter and enjoy reading more, a historical framework of the Native American literary struggle

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, November 8, 2013

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Drinking in the French Quarter, speaking, again, with Susan Sontag, The Paris Gourmet, Polish author Hłasko, an important African American figure, 1001 movies to see, a passionate work about community activism, End of Days on Kennedy, only for Rihanna fans

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, November 1, 2013

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A wealth of content for coffee lovers, a memoir from James McCourt, O’Connor’s prayer journal, for serious students of Irish drama

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, October 25, 2013

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Baking artistry, gluten-free style; more memoir from Pat Conroy, cohost Irby on the everyday, the London arts scene in the 1960s, a tasty treat about the Food Network, something for scholars of social theory, You Can Change Your Life, says Yeung

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