Wired Magazine has a column called This Day in Tech. This book is a collection from these that covers all 366 days of the year. In these nice short one- to two- page synopses of important tech events were fun and informative. The best part is that they don’t require any significant science knowledge to be able to learn from them. I had lots of fun reading these!
Mad Science: Einstein’s Fridge, Dewar’s Flask, Mach’s Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made our World edited by Randy Alfred
This is the final book in the three-book series that started with Crank. Unlike the other volumes that followed Kristina’s story; this one follows Hunter, Autumn and Summer, the eldest children of Kristina. In their teenage years, they are trying to live their own lives, but they are quickly realizing that the choices they make are highly influenced by Kristina, even when they don’t want them to be. As usual, these books are fast reads that absolutely drag you into the story. I couldn’t put it down!
Miss Manners is the ultimate source of correct etiquette. This guide tells you everything you need to know for basically any life situation. Whether you read it straight through or you read just the sections pertaining to your current issue, it is absolutely worth reading. You will definitely learn something new!
Riley has the best friend a girl could ask for. He also happens to be a huge player. Then she goes on a month-long vacation and suddenly misses him a lot. What can she do about her feelings that go beyond “just friends?” This book was one of those easy-to-read chick romances, but it was definitely fun. Good for an enjoyable, quick read!
Scarlet’s grandmother has gone missing, and the police have given up trying to track her. They figure it must be a runaway and/or a suicide. Scarlet knows better. Then she starts to realize that there may be more to her grandmother than she thought. Secrets she didn’t know about. Stories that may give others information about the lunar princess. This is the second novel in the Lunar Chronicles, after Cinder. Just as good as the first, I could hardly put it down. Definitely a must read!
Natalie Daniels is turning 40. And there’s a new news director at her TV station, where she has been a prime-time anchor for 14 years. Then he decides he doesn’t want her on screen much any more, and a younger reporter starts to take her place. And her husband has been cheating and is filing for divorce. How is she going to handle this all? This was a fun story about how to take your life in new directions.
Montana has nearly always lived in her small town of Fool’s Gold. She has even finally figured out what she wants to do with her life, working as a therapy dog trainer. Dr. Simon Bradley has come to town for just a few months; he is a burn specialist that travels the world to help people. Fool’s Gold really wants him to stay, both because of his medical skill and because he is a young man, something they have a shortage of. Dr. Bradley never lets himself open up to anyone, since he figures that anyone he loves will leave. Will Montana be able to get him to stay? A fun story about love, family and small towns.