Science is for Everyone.

That’s the motto here at Read More Science. Popular science, or popsci, is a genre of nonfiction written by scientists and science writers for the general public. No one can be an expert in every field, but books allow us to explore and learn about our world, our universe, and ourselves without pursuing a PhD. Like a good nature documentary, popsci books both inspire and inform us. They invite readers into their pages to experience a day in the life of a paleobiologist, let us tag along on investigations with science journalists, and allow us to explore the answers to questions we may have never even realized we had.

Here, you will find reviews of selected popular science books both new and old. I pay special attention to reviewing books by authors who are underrepresented in their field. You can help amplify the voices the writers from marginalized communities by purchasing, reviewing, and sharing their books on social media. Your own voice as a reader makes a difference – help us show publishers that diversity matters.

My name is Sarah Olson Michel. I am a science writer and book reviewer who previously worked in an independent bookstore managing their science, math, and nature sections. Most of the reviews are written by me, but some are by guest reviewers. Please reach out to me if you are interested in writing a guest review – I am always happy to bring new voices to the blog. You are also welcome to suggest books for me to review. Authors and publicists can contact me directly at to send advance review copies. I am always looking to interview authors and host book giveaways as well.

“Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time ― proof that humans can work magic.”

Carl Sagan