BlogHer Books: 7 Nonfiction Books to Read by the Pool

by Kim on July 25, 2012 · 6 comments

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What makes a good summer nonfiction read?

This week I made some recommendations on that subject over at BlogHer as part of their ongoing summer reading coverage. Here’s what I was thinking about as I put together my list:

When I think about nonfiction reads for the summer, I always return to books that are both a lot of fun to read and that don’t take a lot of brainpower to parse through. The authors with books on this list are definitely smart, but they’ve also found a way to make their topics — everything from the birth of forensic toxicology to the history of a favorite summer toy — easily digestible even after a margarita or two.

I hope you’ll take a look at the post and offer up your own suggests for great summer nonfiction!

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Andi (@estellasrevenge) July 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

Read it yesterday and loved it! Great post.

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Jae @ Book Nympho July 26, 2012 at 12:09 pm

Ooh, that sounds like the perfect summer reading list: not too heavy but not too light either. I’m heading over there to check it out now!

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Kim July 29, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I hope you find a book to enjoy!

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Joanna July 29, 2012 at 10:11 am

Loved your list!

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Maphead July 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Great article! Great list! Glad to see Poisoner’s Handbook made the list!

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Athira August 4, 2012 at 8:04 am

Great list! Lunatic Express has me intrigued! So I want to read that.

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