The Best of Popular Science, Nature Writing, and Nonfiction

Welcome to Read More Science, your hub for book reviews, author interviews, scientist Q&A’s, and more brought to you by science writer Sarah Olson. My mission is to spread science literacy by encouraging people to read more books about topics within the physical and biological sciences. I also want to help people find a new enthusiasm for reading, if they love science, or a new enthusiasm for science if they love reading. So whether you’re a reader or a scientist, or you’re just exploring, you are welcome to join the #ReadMoreScience project. Use the hashtag on your social media to help others find good books to read.

Sign up for the Read More Science Book Clubmy monthly newsletter, and be automatically entered to win free science books in upcoming giveaways! The newsletter is delivered at the end of every month and contains a recap of the best on the blog, features science art and interviews with real scientists, and gives readers a quick preview of exciting new books.

Highlighting Diversity in Science

One of the biggest initiatives of my project is to connect readers with books by diverse authors, because representation matters. In addition to books that are currently popular, I am making a conscious effort to include lesser-known books by female scientists and ethnic minorities in STEM. It is incredibly important for the next generation of readers to have a selection of science nonfiction written by authors from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. And you can help by suggesting books for me to review! I only write positive reviews for Read More Science, and I don’t use a rating system, so every book you see featured on the blog is there because I am encouraging you to read it– and unless the review is written by a guest, I have read every featured book myself.

Get Involved

Read More Science was recently launched, and I am always looking to add more content. Are you interested in writing a book review or would like to be featured in an interview? You can get in touch with me at or through the Contact page, where you can find more information and opportunities to get involved.

Support Science Literacy

I didn’t started this website to make a quick buck — all of the effort spent reading, writing, and interviewing authors is done during my spare time. Read More Science exists to promote science literacy through encouraging people to read nonfiction books about science. You can support my mission – and help keep my website up and running, because this whole owning a domain thing isn’t free – by donating through my Ko-Fi pageIf you choose to donate, I simply can’t thank you enough.

Happy reading,


Science Book Reviews

  1. The Woman Who Knew Too Much, Gayle Green
  2. The Only Woman in the Room, Eileen Pollack
  3. The Food Explorer, Daniel Stone
  4. The Poison Squad, Deborah Blum
  5. Inferior, Angela Saini
  6. Spying on Whales, Nick Pyenson
  7. Gulp, Mary Roach
  8. Eye of the Shoal, Helen Scales
  9. She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, Carl Zimmer
  10. Shaped by Wind and Water, Ann H. Zwinger
  11. Sightings, Brenda Peterson and Linda Hogan
  12. What the Robin Knows, Jon Young
  13. The Genius of Birds, Jennifer Ackerman
  14. Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik
  15. Storm in a Teacup, Helen Czerski
  16. A Fish Caught in Time, Samantha Wienberg
  17. The Dragon Behind the Glass, Emily Voigt