The Best of Popular Science, Nature Writing, and Nonfiction

Our holiday gift guide is here, featuring brand-new books the science-enthusiast in your life is sure to love! Check out some of this year’s titles:

Welcome to Read More Science, your hub for book reviews, author interviews, scientist Q&A’s, and more brought to you by student science writer Sarah Olson. My mission is to spread science literacy by encouraging people to read more books about the 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.

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Highlighting Diversity in Science

One of my goals is to connect readers with books by diverse authors – because representation in science and literature matters. In addition to reviewing new releases, I am making a conscious effort to include lesser-known books by women, people of color, the disabled, and LGBTQIA+ in STEM. The next generation of readers need to have more science nonfiction written by authors from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

Please note 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.

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Happy reading,


Science Book Reviews

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